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Essentials of Advanced Airway Management Class – Lake Village

Arkansas Ambulance Assoc. ALERT! – CALL TO ACTION

All Arkansas Licensed EMS Agencies Urged to Participate

The Arkansas Ambulance Association is issuing this Call To Action following recent developments that will lead to enhanced ambulance reimbursement in the State of Arkansas. After more than two decades of rate stagnation, the ArAA has worked with key stakeholders to craft a strategy that will bring about this vital funding for everyone.

However, the window of opportunity to secure this funding is very narrow and will require action in the current General Assembly session.

The ArAA is requesting your participation in a special conference call / GoToMeeting webinar so that we may share more information with you. We cannot stress enough how important it is to have ALL provider agencies participate in this call. Time is of the essence.

Here are two things we need from you:

Click this link to complete a brief online form to let us know you plan to participate

Mark your calendar and join the GoToMeeting webinar on TUE Feb 7 at 2:30 PM

*If you cannot join the online meeting, you can still dial-in for the audio, listen in portion.

We will present concise information that will help explain how this program – already benefiting other states – will work for Arkansas. As you do in your daily operations, thank you in advance for taking time to respond to this EMERGENCY request. Get ready to get excited! Help is on the way!!!!

Fundamentals of Airway Management (Basic Course)



An Airway Course Designed Specifically for BLS and ILS providers

This one-day course is designed for Basic and Intermediate EMS providers and other medical professionals who may be required to manage a patient’s airway before transport to a hospital.

This course is taught by an experienced faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers.

Gain Critical Airway Knowledge and Skills

  • Airway Anatomy
  • Techniques for opening the airway
  • Proper BMV techniques
  • External Laryngeal Manipulation (ELM)
  • Extraglottic Devices
  • Assisting with intubation

CLASS LOCATIONS: To sign up find the location where you would like to take the class and click the link beside it to register.


3/9/17 – Eureka Springs        0800 – 1200

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Essentials of Airway Management (Advanced Course)



Optimizing Airway Management without medication for ALS providers

  • Learn critical airway management techniques — including use of video laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices, extraglottic devices, and cricothyrotomy.
  • Learn a simple approach to airway assessment.
  • Work with experienced faculty who know the unique challenges facing EMS providers.
  • Use proven airway devices in small group sessions.
  • Practice decision-making and airway techniques in Code AirwayTM stations.
  • Face the most challenging patient scenarios in a no-risk environment.

Hands-on Training in Crucial Airway Topics:

  • Difficult and failed airway management
  • Video laryngoscopy and other advanced imaging devices
  • Pediatric airway management
  • Endotracheal tube introducers (bougie)
  • Surgical cricothyrotomy
  • Extraglottic devices
  • CPAP and BiPAP
  • Confirmation with capnograph

CLASS LOCATIONS: To sign up find the location where you would like to take the class and click the link beside it to register.


3/02/17 – Stuttgart       0800 – 1700

3/09/17 – Eureka Springs   1000 – 1800

3/14/17 – Jacksonville         0800 – 1700

3/15/17 – Jacksonville         0800 – 1700

3/16/17 – Jacksonville         0800 – 1700

3/28/17 – Searcy                   0800 – 1700

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Stars of Life 2017

Medical Directors Meeting – Baptist Health Medical Center – Little Rock










This meeting is open to the following groups and we strongly encourage them to attend:

Those interested in STEMI and stroke

This meeting is very important especially for those who have an interest in STEMI and stroke being placed on a state wide response system.

Jim Bledsoe




Arkansas Department of Health -MEMORANDUM

TO: EMS Providers

FROM: Arron Paduaevans – EMS Section Chief

DATE: September 6, 2016

RE: Meeting

There will be a meeting on September 26, 2016 at the Section of EMS.   It will be from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Room 801 at Freeway Medical Building 5800 West 10th Street, Little Rock.  This discussion will be to finalize the under Section V of the current Rules and Regulations.  We will also include adding a section about a Tier Response for emergency runs.  All are welcome and encouraged to come and participate in this next step of Rules and Regulations update.

Call in option:

USA Toll-Free: (877)810-9415
USA Caller Paid/International Toll: (636)651-3185


2016 Parade of Lights and EMS Hall of Fame

POL Flyer

POL Agenda

MEMS Groundbreaking

In celebration of National EMS Week the Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) proudly broke ground on May 19, for the organization’s new headquarters. “For more than 20 years, we have been able to sustain operations in our current facility but as Central Arkansas grows and technologies advance, we need to make sure that our facility is up to date so we can continue to meet the needs of Central Arkansas,” states Executive Director Jon Swanson. With approximately 250 employees, MEMS services over 525,000 residents within a 2,100 square mile coverage area. With over 50 ambulances and support vehicles, MEMS responds to more than 90,000 calls a year with an annual operating budget of 23.5 million.

The new 38,000 square foot headquarters will be state of the art. The new facility will include an EF4 tornado rated shelter that will contain MEMS dispatch, Arkansas Trauma Communications Center, and the IT department. In addition, the new facility will include a state of the art training department, on site fueling station, and a large kitchen area capable of providing multiple meals in times of disaster.

MEMS provides emergency and non-emergency services to Pulaski, Faulkner, Grant and Lonoke counties. Providing over 30,000 hours of training to staff and special services including Special Operations Response Team, Bike Response Team, and SWAT Tactical Medic Team. Also the MEMS Honor Guard has been extremely helpful when ever requested by the AEMTA in times of color presentation or funerals. Congratulations to MEMS on their latest endeavor.