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EHS Medical First Responders Website
This website is dedicated to the EHS registered Medical First Response agencies and the EHS Paramedics who so diligently volunteer their time to facilitate refresher training sessions for Medical First Responders.
We hope that you will visit frequently as information is updated on a regular basis, especially in the Newsroom.
Recent Philips FRx Heartstart Notification
The attached information letter was issued by Phillips Canada in relation to the Heartstart FRx AEDs issued to the MFR agencies in Nova Scotia. Although it is referred to as a “recall”, it is simply a clarification of the user manual and requires no action on your part. Please see the following memo from Philips. Philips FRx & HS1 AED
Four LifeFlight training nights available
There will be four LifeFlight training sessions held throughout Nova Scotia in the next couple of weeks. The four locations and dates are as follows:
December 3rd - Kentville Vol Fire Dept (see poster)
December 4th - Antigonish County Fire Dept. (see poster)
December 5th - Truro Fire Dept. (see poster)
December 16th - Digby Fire Dept. (see poster)
As this is a new course, with new procedures and reference cards, we would ask all current and new LZO’s to attend this training session. All attendees are requied to review the pre-course information prior to the session; this information can be found at www.ehslifeflight.ca. The course will be instructed by Kevin Carey.
Epi-Pen Pilot Project Commences
We are pleased to announce that a one year extended scope of practice for the use of epi-pens has commenced for 6 MFR Agencies in Nova Scotia. The pilot project will provide MFRs, who have been appropriately trained, to assist with the administration of this medication. MFRs in the selected agencies will undergo a training workshop which will enable them to identify the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and assist the patient with the delivery of the medication epinephrine in a safe and effective manner. The project will be reviewed in November 2014 with possible extension to other agencies.
Pictured are EHS MFR Facilitators Megan Oickle, Laura Mather and Coordinator Paul Maynard presenting Katie Baker of the Big Tancook Island Emergency Response Association with the first set of epi-pens for the clinical trial.
New levels of service now available
If you find your department is not satisfied with the number of calls they may or may not be receiving, please see the attached letter detailing the newest levels of service available for you to choose from. MFR New Levels of Service Memo and Form
Memo from Dr. Andrew Travers - Glucometers
Please see read this important memo from Dr. Andrew Travers, Provincial Medical Director with respect to the use of glucometers by MFRs. MFR Glucometer Memo - 2013
NEW Dust Cover and ring for new Oxygen Cylinders
Please see this important memo regarding changes to dust covers on oxygen cylinders. Technical Services Bulletin-MFR
Insurance coverage for EHS registered Medical First Responders
Read important information about insurance coverage for EHS registered MFRs in the Newsroom .
EHS MFR Triage now available online
The EHS MFR Services team is pleased to announce that MFRs can now obtain refresher training for Triage, one of the essential competencies required for re-registration, online. Visit the MFR Education section of the website for more details.
Quik Combo Adapter makes Philips FRx compatible with LP12
We are receiving excellent feedback from our EHS MFR Agencies with respect to the new Philips FRx AED device. Pictured below is the Quik Combo Adapter Model 05-10000, which is clipped to the LP12 therapy-pouch in every EHS ambulance, thereby providing compatibility of the Philips pads in use with the LP12.
Are you looking for refresher training?
The calendar on the left indicates upcoming events. To view the complete list and details, select "Training Calendar" in the menu or click on the date in the calendar itself which will direct you to that page and content.
If your MFR agency wants to arrange a refresher training session, contact the EHS MFR Services office and we can connect you with a volunteer MFR Facilitator in your area.
On the EHS Medical First Responders website you will find:
- General information on the EHS MFR program
- Criteria & Application for EHS MFR Sponsorship
- EHS MFR Binder
- Program Documents and Mandatory Essential Competencies
- Important correspondence to registered EHS MFR agencies
- Contact information for EHS MFR Services
- Links to other useful websites
www.ehsmfr.ca is designed to be user-friendly and provide up-to-date information about the EHS Emergency Health Service Medical First Response program. We hope that you will visit this site on a regular basis to view updated information.
EHS MFR Services appreciates your comments on the EHS Medical First Response program and this website. We invite you to contact us at (902) 832-8356 or email@example.com.