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ODPS Emergency Medical Services Committees

2014 Board & Committee Meeting Schedule

 

Critical Care Subcommittee

The purpose of the Critical Care Subcommittee is to identify and address issues pertinent to transporting the critically ill and injured patients in the state of Ohio by all modes of medical transportation. The Subcommittee is an advisory capacity of the Medical Transportation Committee.

Subcommittee Members: Robert Barcus, Brian Byrd, Daniel Ellenberger, Amy Haughn, Linda Hines, Adam Howard, Michael Jackson, William Longworth, Marisa Maxey, Lori Mizla, *Julie Rose (Chair), Stephanie Steiner, *Steven Steinberg, Scott Swickard, Natasha Tolliver, Louise Weller, and Keith Wohlever

EMS Staff Liaison: David Fiffick — (614) 644-6387

Meeting Schedule: 2014

Minutes

 

Education Committee

The Education Committee consists of EMS Educators from all levels of education, i.e. college, vocational, private, and fire-based. The committee reviews all rules and curriculum related to the education of pre-hospital providers in the State of Ohio.

Committee Members: Mary Ahlers, Kritopher Alexander, *Karen Beavers, *Pamela Bradshaw (Chair), Daniel Beil, Amy Bernato, Matthew Dick, Kevin Edmond, Mark Mankins, Bill Mehbod, Lisa Nickles, George Snyder, and Chuck Sowerbrower

EMS Staff Liaison: Linda Mirarchi — (614) 387-0648

Meeting Schedule: 2014

Minutes

 

EMS - Children

EMS for Children is a national program designed to reduce child and youth disability and death due to severe illness and injury. Ohio EMS for Children, within the Division of EMS was created to incorporate pediatric issues into all aspects of Ohio’s EMS system. Ohio EMS for Children is currently working to improve pediatric pre-hospital medical direction, pediatric pre-hospital equipment, and pediatric care in the emergency department.

Committee Members: *Rebecca Baute, *Karen Beavers, Tracy Beavers, Kenneth Crank, Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, Carol Jacobson, Terry Kirkham, Heather Koss, Sherri Kovach, and Tami Wires

EMS Staff Liaison: Joe Stack — (614) 387-1949

Meeting Schedule: 2014

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EMS System Development Committee

The EMS System Development Committee is charged with improving the Emergency Medical System in Ohio. Current initiatives include emergency medical dispatch, EMS and trauma data analysis, and provider health and safety.

Committee Members: *Karen Beavers, Christopher Cummings, *James Davis (Chair), Herb dl la Porte, *Geoffrey Dutton, *Deanna Harris, *Mark Resanovich, and Barry Seth

EMS Staff Liaison: Ellen Owens — (614) 644-5708

Meeting Schedule: 2014

Minutes

 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Committee Chairperson from each committee and subcommittee established by the EMFTS Board. The committee works to develop a cohesive EMS system, through coordination of legislative and rule-making initiatives, EMS Strategic Plan implementation and committee activities.

Committee Members: Thomas Allentstein, Rebecca Baute, Pamela Bradshaw, James Davis, Geoffrey Dutton, Deanna Harris, Daryl McNutt (Chair), Mark Resanovich, Julie Rose, Jonathan Saxe, MD, and Steve Steinberg, MD

EMS Staff Liaison: Mel House — (614) 995-4752

Meeting Schedule: 2014

Minutes

 

Firefighter & Fire Safety Inspector Training Committee

The Firefighter and Fire Safety Inspector Training Committee is charged by the board chair with establishing goals that promote safety to the public through prevention and education of life safety to firefighters while conducting life safety inspections in public occupancies. As the committee works with other partners such as the Fire Marshals’ Office and other teaching institutions to promote the health and safety of Ohio's firefighters through the establishment of safe, meaningful and current education programs that provide the firefighter the best chance for success. In addition the committee is responsible for advising the EMS Executive Director on provider military and medical exemptions and disciplinary matters.

Committee Members: James Davis, Deanna Harris, Daryl McNutt, Mark Resanovich, and Dudley Wright II

EMS Staff Liaison: Mel House — (614) 995-4752

Meeting Schedule: 2014

Minutes

 

Firefighter & Fire Safety Inspector Training Subcommittee

The Firefighter and Fire Safety Inspector Training Subcommittee under the auspices of the EMFTS Board advises the EMS Executive Director on issues including, but not be limited to, training curriculum, certification examinations, training schedules, minimum hours of instruction, attendance requirements, required equipment and facilities, basic physical requirements, and methods of training for all persons in positions of any fire training certification level approved by the EMS Executive Director.

Subcommittee Members: Jim Steele (Chair), Phil McLean, Rick Sacco, Steve Robertson, Eric Waltemire, and *Dudley Wright II

EMS Staff Liaison: Doug Orahood — (614) 752-3960

Meeting Schedule: 2014

Minutes

 

Homeland Security Subcommittee

The Homeland Security Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the EMS System Development Committee. The subcommittee deals with issues which affect the fire and emergency medical services. The subcommittee has been instrumental in revising and teaching CHEMPACK deployment and use in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and has helped support ODH in the continued development of hospital preparedness planning. The subcommittee developed guidance for Crisis Standards of Care and identified strategies and programs to protect the EMS workforce and their families during a disaster.

Subcommittee Members: *Geoffrey Dutton, Raymond Friedmann, David Gerstner, *Deanna Harris, *Mark Resanovich (Chair), Paul Thomas, Michael Zorko, and Eric Wiedlebacher

EMS Staff Liaison: Joe Stack — (614) 387-1949

Meeting Schedule: 2014

Minutes

 

Medical Oversight Committee

The Medical Oversight Committee addresses issues pertaining to quality assurance, medical control, scope of practice, medical standards of curricula or other related issues assigned by the EMFTS Board.

Subcommittee Members: VACANT – Chair, Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, *Geoffrey Dutton, Martin Fuller, Mark Gebhart, William Longworth, Mark Marchetta, Brent Paraquette, Daniel Schewerin, MD, Tami Wires, and Allen Young

EMS Staff Liaison: Sue Morris — (614) 466-8015

Meeting Schedule: 2014

Minutes

 

Medical Transportation Committee

The purpose of the Medical Transportation Committee is to identify and address issues pertinent to all medical transportation throughout the state of Ohio.

Subcommittee Members: *Thomas Allenstein (Chair), *Kent Appelhans, *Karen Beavers, Brian Byrd, Jeremy Cornette, David DeVore, Vincent Harris, *Ernest Hatmaker, Linda Hines, Philip Koster, William Longworth, Lori Mizla, Thomas Reed, *Mark Resanovich, *Thomas Wappner, Louise Weller, Paul Westlake, Douglas Wolters, *Dudley Wright II, and Paul Wright

EMS Staff Liaison: David Fiffick — (614) 644-6387

Meeting Schedule: 2014

 

Mobile Integrated Healthcare Ad Hoc Committee (Community Paramedicine)

The Mobile Integrated Healthcare Ad Hoc Committee was established to "create a viable avenue for mobile integrated healthcare (community paramedicine) programs to be developed in such a manner that it can be designed to fit local needs and fill gaps in health care access and delivery.” Currently this concept is being explored by this committee. Community paramedicine is not currently a recognized specialty by the EMFTS Board.

Subcommittee Members: Mary Ahlers, *Karen Beavers, *Pamela Bradshaw, *James Davis, Matthew Dick, Tom Duffee, *Geoffrey Dutton, *Deanna Harris (Chair), *Ernest Hatmaker, Holy Herron, Dave Keseg, MD, Joseph (JD) Postage, Joshua Tilton, Joseph  Toth, Mike White, and Payl Zeeb, MD

EMS Staff Liaison: John Sands — (614) 387-0649

Meeting Schedule: 2014

Minutes

 

Resource Management Committee

The Resource Management Committee is responsible for developing a method to identify, categorize, and coordinate resources necessary for establishment and operation of regionalized, accountable EMS and trauma systems. In addition the committee is charged with developing a public awareness and education program about the EMS system, including the public’s role, public’s system access, what to do during an emergency, and prevention strategies.

Subcommittee Members: *Geoffery Dutton, Dennis Hartman, Mbabazi Kariisa, William Longworth, Keith Loreno, *Daryl McNutt, Michael Nowak, *Mark Resanovich (Chair), *Diane Simon, Patricia Wilczewski, and *Dudley Wright II

EMS Staff Liaison: Julie McQuade — (614) 728-8661

Meeting Schedule: 2014

Minutes

 

Specialty Care Subcommittee

The Specialty Care Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Education Committee. The subcommittee addresses issues pertaining to education and training outside the established EMS curriculum. Areas of importance include, but are not limited to, aeromedical, critical care transport, HAZMAT, and tactical EMS.

Subcommittee Members: Vacant – Chair, *Karen Beavers, Daniel Beil, *Geoffrey Dutton, Jeff Funai, Mike Grossman, Brendan Hawthorne, MD, and Jack Popadak

EMS Staff Liaisons: Linda Mirarchi — (614) 387-0648
                                   John Sands — (614) 387-0649

Meeting Schedule: 2014

 

Time Critical Diagnosis Ad Hoc Committee

The Time Critical Diagnosis Ad Hoc Committee advises the EMFTS Board on initiatives to ensure patients with time-critical illnesses or injuries are diagnosed, treated and transported to the most appropriate hospital as quickly as possible. The committee, while focused on EMS, seeks broad input from stakeholders across the continuum of care.

Subcommittee Members: Sara Anderson, *James Davis, *Geoffrey Dutton (Chair), Noah Grose, *Deanna Harris, William Mallory, Mark Marchetta, *Mark Resanovich, and *Steve Steinberg, MD

EMS Staff Liaison: Tim Erskine — (614) 387-1951

Meeting Schedule: 2014

 

Trauma Committee

The Trauma Committee was created as part of the Ohio Trauma System to advise and assist the EMFTS Board in matters related to the care of severely injured persons, provide oversight of the Ohio Trauma System and operations of the Ohio Trauma Registry. The Trauma Committee is composed of 24 members appointed by the Director of Public Safety from a wide array of professions. The Committee is charged with reviewing trauma triage rules and setting priorities for trauma research grants.

Subcommittee Members: K. Joseph Brown, John Crow, MD, Herbert de la Porte, Jan Gorniak, DO, Vickie Graymire, Kathy Haley, Kitty Hevener, Laurie Johnson, MD, Edward Michelson, MD, Sidney Miller, MD, Debra Myers, Greg Nemunaitis, MD, Kevin Pugh, MD, John Ross, Jonathan Saxe, MD (Chair), Michael Shannon, MD, *Diane Simon, Howard Werman, MD, Michael Winthrop, and Richard Ziegler, DDS

Liaisons: Jolene DeFiore-Hyrmer (ODH), Kitty Hevener (GCPD), Carol Jacobson (OHA), Steven Steinberg MD (EMFTS Board)

EMS Staff Liaison: Tim Erskine — (614) 387-1951

Meeting Schedule: 2014