Archive for December, 2012

Russel Wayne Jessen

October 2, 1951 – November 20, 2012

Russel Wayne Jessen

Russel Wayne Jessen

Russel Wayne Jessen, 61, of Imboden died Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at his residence. He was born October 2, 1951 in Starkville, MS to Arthur and Wilma Brown Jessen. He married Debbie DePriest March 24, 1979 in Imboden. He was a long-time paramedic with the Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service in Cherokee Village and a member of Imboden Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arthur and Emma Jessen. Survivors include his wife, Debbie, of the home; daughters Beth Hook of Bono and Jana Jessen of Alicia; Parents Arthur and Wilma Jessen of Imboden; sister, Lyjuan Kelley of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Braydon Crowell and Jalynn, Aiden and Kenna Hook; several nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers are Joe Jessen, Gary Jessen, Bryan Jessen, Garett Jessen, Jacob Kelley and Larry Kelley. Honorary Pallbearers are the Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service.

 

From the AEMTA Chaplin

KC Jones, AEMTA Chaplin

KC Jones, AEMTA Chaplin

As my prayers and thoughts go out to Newtown CT and those who lost loved ones, my memories turn to another school shooting on a warm spring day. That day was like any other until the day was shattered with that frantic 911 call.

Just like last Friday my heart sank, and I thought why? How could a loving God allow this to happen?

As Mike Huckabee said in an interview we have systematically removed God from our society and when something horrible happens we ask, where is God? He is there letting us follow our own sinful nature.

The acts of Connecticut & Jonesboro share one thing, they are acts of Evil! No gun control, knife control, mental health reform could stop these actions. One law could have stopped it, Thou shalt not kill! If those who killed these innocent children had been taught this law this would not have happened.

This is one of 10 laws God gave Moses and the children of Israel. We must teach and observe these 10 commandments to live peaceably with others. As long as we keep God out of our society evil acts will continue. Let us put God back into our lives and society. May the God of Peace keep you safe.

 

Arkansas Trauma Triage Protocol

The Section of Emergency Medical Services has provided us with a resource that was missing from the earlier post about the proposed EMS rules and regulations changes that were initially posted on Nov. 9.

The Field Triage Decision Scheme: The Arkansas Trauma Triage Protocol was intended to be included with the rules as a guideline for the trauma patient. This was addressed in the EMS Subcommittee to the TAC, the GAC and various committees and TRACS. Everyone should be very familiar with this document.

Section Chief Greg Brown anticipates that there will be a statement within the “trauma section” of the rules that reads as follows:

The Field Triage Decision Scheme should be used when triaging trauma patients and for transport considerations.”

Download the Field Triage Decision Scheme

UPDATED: Proposed EMS Rules and Regulations Changes

This week during the Governor’s Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council Meeting, Greg Brown from the Section of Emergency Medical Services presented the 2012 proposed EMS Rules and Regulations. After some discussion, the council voted to recommend that the Section of EMS present the proposed rules and associated documents to the state for a cursory review.

It is important to remember the following regarding these proposed rules. This is not the start of the official administrative process. This is to allow the initial version of the rules to be reviewed by all stakeholders and to provide early comments and alternate solutions to the Section so that potential changes can be made prior to starting the official administrative process. That process will begin at a later time once these rules have been reviewed. Here is a list of the documents that are attached in no particular order.

1. The Proposed Rules in both a marked up version for you to see what was added or deleted from the current rules and the rules without markups.

2. The Proposed New Equipment List for all levels of permitted ambulances

3. A breakdown of the Proposed Scope of Practice by EMS license level

4. The Proposed Scope of Practice chart for all levels combined.

5. The Comment and Solution form.

UPDATE: 12/12/2012

The Trauma Triage Guidelines that were created earlier this year were inadvertently left off the original article about the proposed rules. It was the intent that this document be attached to the rules as a guideline for the trauma patient. This was addressed in the EMS Subcommittee to the TAC, the GAC and various committees and TRACS. Everyone should be very familiar with this document. Greg Brown, Section Chief of the Section of Emergency Medical Services anticipates that there will be a statement within the “trauma section” of the rules that reads as follows:

“The Field Triage Decision Scheme should be used when triaging trauma patients and for transport considerations.”

The comment and solution form gives you the ability to type your comments into the form. Please complete that form and send that back to Greg Brown if you have items that you feel need to be addressed. We ask that if you feel a proposed regulation is questionable or should be replaced or removed, that you also propose a solution.

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Please have all comments and suggestions returned to Greg Brown by January 1, 2013. This will give him time to make whatever changes are needed and present back to the GAC in February for recommendation to move forward with the proposed rules.

For more information, contact Greg Brown:

Greg Brown
Greg.Brown@arkansas.gov
Section Chief
Section of Emergency Medical Services
Arkansas Department of Health
5800 West 10th Street, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-661-2262