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***Don't let the rain stop you from joining us!  We will have plenty of room indoors if needed!***

Please Join Us! Come One, Come All! Our annual awards event will be held on Tuesday, May 23 from 4-8 PM at the American Legion Post #3 facility in Salem (710 Apperson Drive). This year, it’s an regional award logo and taglineoutdoor family event! Bring your entire family… This will be a fun afternoon featuring activities for children, Fire/EMS trucks, adoptable pets from Angels of Assisi, and a landing by a LifeGuard medical helicopter! PLUS a great catered cookout! Food and festivities from 4:00 on. The awards presentation begins at 6:30.  For more info and to Register, Please Click HERE. IT’S FREE!

Starting in May 2016, the ratio expression format for drug concentrations will no longer be permitted. This new development will apply to epinephrine, isoproterenol and neostigmine. Unaffected by this are the lidocaine and epinephrine combination solutions for local anesthesia.

The new labeling for epinephrine will only be displayed as the mass concentration format used in virtually every other medication. For example, epinephrine 1:1000 will now be labeled as 1 mg/mL, and for the 1:10,000 as 0.1 mg/mL. It is hoped that this change will decrease medication errors in the field and in the hospital. pdf See the explanation HERE. (159 KB)

We have been advised that some hospitals in our region have started using Normosol R IV fluids in their Emergency Department. 0.9 Sodium Chloride (Normal Saline), is still available for EMS restock. PLEASE pay close attention as you obtain your restock supplies, to be sure that you get Normal Saline for restocking.

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