Sunday, September 23, 2018

Medical Command

 

Medical Command Authorization

EMS Agency Medical Directors - Beginning in 2014, all EMS Agencies licensed in the Commonwealth were required to have a Medical Director.  Physicians who choose to serve in this capacity must complete the online program at www.medicaldirectoronline.com.  Cost of the program has been waived for PA Physicians through June 30, 2018 pursuant to funds made available through the PA Department of Health.

Additional Resource: 
FEMA Handbook for EMS Medical Directors (2012)

 
  • In addition, all Command Physicians must complete an approved ALS and BLS Protocol update as required by the PA DOH Bureau of EMS.  Beginning October 1, 2016 these may be completed online at TRAIN-PA.
     
     
     
    LTS MEDICAL COMMAND FACILITIES:
     
    Williamsport Regional Medical Center (UPMC Susquehanna/ Lycoming County)  Dr. Gregory Frailey, Medical Director

    Muncy Valley Hospital (UPMC Susquehanna/ Lycoming County)  Dr. Gregory Frailey, Medical Director

    Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital - (Lycoming County)  Dr. Jason Schauer, Medical Director
  • To email 12 Lead EKGs to this facility, forward to STEMI@jsh.org
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital - (UPMC Susquehanna/ Tioga County)  Dr. Gregory Frailey, Medical Director

LTS REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR:
 
Dr. Gregory Frailey
 
(To contact a specific medical director, please contact
Wendy Hastings, Director, LTS EMS Council.)
 
 
 
MEDICAL COMMAND PHYSICIANS
 
A Medical Command Physician shall provide medical command to prehospital personnel.  This includes providing online medical command to prehospital personnel whenever they seek direction.
 
A Medical Command Physician may function in the LTS Region as a command physician only if approved to do so by the LTS EMS Council.  Completion of an online Medical Command Physician Application and associated documentation is required for a physician to be considered a medical Command Physician in the LTS Region.  A physician must complete an application for each facility from which they will practice (issue command).
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Be a physician.

    Satisfy one of the following:
  2.  
    - Have completed 3 years  in a residency program in emergency medicine.
     
    - Have served as a medical command physician in Pennsylvania prior to October 14,2000.
    - Have successfully completed or taught the ACLS course within the preceeding 2 years and have completed, at least once, the ATLS course, and either an APLS or PALS course.
     
  3. Have completed the continuing medical education credits required for membership in the American Medical Association, or its equivalent, or be serving in a graduate year III (PGYIII) in a residency program in emergency medicine or a graduate year II in a residency program in emergency medicine, with concurrent online supervision by an approved medical command physician.
     
  4. Be a full-time emergency physician or practice emergency medicine for at least half-time of a full-time medical practice.
     
  5. Possess a valid Drug Enforcment (DEA) number.
     
  6. Have completed the Base Station Medical Command Course (Parts A & B).
 
MEDICAL COMMAND PHYSICIANS AND FACILITIES ARE NOW REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ALL APPLICATIONS ON-LINE.  FOR PHYSICIANS, A COPY OF THE ON-LINE APPLICATION SHOULD BE PRINTED AND SIGNED BY THE FACILITY MEDICAL DIRECTOR AND FORWARDED TO THE LTS EMS COUNCIL DIRECTOR FOR VERIFICATION AND REVIEW BY THE REGIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR.  ANY QUESTIONS SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO WENDY HASTINGS, DIRECTOR,  AT 570-329-4726.

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS:


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For more information contact:
 
Name:  Wendy S. Hastings
Title:  Director
Office:  LTS EMS Council
Email:  whastings@lyco.org
Voice:  570-433-4461
Fax:  570-433-4435

 


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