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Ted T. Lewis Excellence in Professional Nursing Awards
For 25 years, the EPCMS Excellence in Professional Nursing Awards has been a treasured demonstration of our members’ respect for their nurse colleagues. Please take a few minutes to nominate the nurse you believe should be a 2016 winner. Nominations are due November 1, 2016 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 719-591-5649. Please direct any questions about the awards to El Paso County Medical Society at epcms.org.
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As of September 12, 2016, the following protocols have changes now in effect:
Rocuronium Bromide medication agent and RSI, Rapid Sequence Intubation, medical procedure
December 4, 2015, the Lidocaine protocal was revised. Lidocain is no longer indicated in myocardial infarction or contusion. Refer to page 269 of the document for complete information.
October 8, 2015, Memorial North is designated as a Level III trauma center. The destination guidelines have been revised, as patients suitable for transport to St. Francis Medical Center may now be alternatively transported to Memorial North.
October 8, 2015. A summary of the revisions is found below
Chest Pain, Dysrhythmias (all), Neurologic Deficit, Head Trauma, and Cardioversion - administration of O2 revised. Refer to pages 52-63, 103 and 194 for specific information.
Burn treatment hydration rates have been revised to NS IV fluid, 20 cc/kg bolus and there are additional changes. See page 115 for specific information.
Amiodarone is the first choice wide complex tachy-dysrhythmia agent. Refer to pages 236 and 270 for specific information.
Normal rate ectopy protocol has been removed.
On September 1, 2015, the Destination Guidelines were revised. Memorial North can now accept STEMI or chest pain patients likely to require urgent catheterization.
August 2015, the KETALAR (KETAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE) (CIII) protocol has been modified. For complete information, refer to the protocols referenced.
June 3, 2015. A summary of the revisions is found below. For complete information, refer to the protocols referenced.
Albuterol – added hyperkalemia as an indication (page 236)
Atropine – removed asystolic CPA as an indication, clarified use in AVHB’s (page 239)
Cardioversion – added troubleshooting step, etomidate for pre-cardioversion sedation (page 194-195)
Etomidate – added cardioversion as an indication (page 255-256)
Hyperkalemia – new protocol (page 62-63)
Rocuronium – new protocol (page 287)
Transcutaneous Pacing – new protocol (page 230)
EMT IO – new protocol for EMT initiation (page 203-204)
Cardiac Arrest – need for early ventilation and advanced airway management with CPA’s of a respiratory etiology (page 48-49)
The chief accomplishments of EPCMS in 2014 - bringing resources to physicians, improving our community's health care system, and being the voice of physicians- are highlighted in this report.