Tag Archives: Awareness

Boot Breast Cancer night with the Columbus Crew, Oct 7, 2012

OhioHealth presents Boot Breast Cancer night at Columbus Crew Stadium on Sun., Oct. 7. When you visit thecrew.com/pinkribbon to purchase your ticket for the 4 p.m. game, $5 of the purchase price will benefit the OhioHealth Breast Health Program. Just enter the promo code: ohiohealth. As the official healthcare provider of the Crew, OhioHealth is excited to partner with the team to boot breast cancer as we honor those impacted by the disease.

African-American Paramedics to be honored by the African-American Male Wellness Walk

OhioHealth is a proud sponsor and pleased to share this information.

Please see invite below from Pamela Duckett, Recognition Reception Chair:




Your presence is being requested at the V.I.P. Recognition Reception held on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at the Lincoln Theater, 769 E. Long Street, 6:30 P.M. The African American Male Wellness Walk is honoring Paramedics as this year’s healthcare “Health Hero’s” award for their outstanding service. You have been selected as a recipient of this year award!

The African-American Male Wellness Walk raises awareness about health status of Black men. Black men die at an alarming rate from many preventable illnesses. The Walk began in 2004 when African-American men came together to encourage Black men to take charge of their health through awareness and prevention. In 2011, more than 6,000 people participated. The Walk provides the largest number of single site health screenings in Central Ohio.

Why We Walk…

• African American Men live 7.5 years less than other ethnic groups

• African American Men are 5 times more likely to die of HIV/AIDS

• African American Men are 4 times as likely to suffer from kidney failure

• African American Males have higher incidence of prostate cancer

• African American Men have higher incidence of diabetes

These numbers represent our fathers, brothers, sons and co-workers. The numbers are tied to the immediate objectives of the Walk: Increasing the numbers of African American Men who visit their doctors; creating health and wellness awareness within the Black community; and, raising awareness of the benefits of regular physical exercise.

Please RSVP by Wed, Aug. 1st for you and one guest via e-mail; please include name, address, e-mail, phone and Division with each RSVP. If you need additional information, please contact me.


Pamela Duckett, Recognition Reception Chair

8th Annual African American Male Wellness Walk




Have a safe and happy EMS Week!

On the busiest days, at least a few helicopters and about 100 ambulances come and go from Grant Medical Center. We recognize the hard work done by the professionals in these units and the many others in the emergency medical services system every day: 24/7/365.

We know it takes a special person to do your job. Not everyone wants to work long hours especially when faced at times with humanity at its worst and in some of the toughest possible conditions. Thank you for taking care of our patients and the people in your communities.

Have a safe and happy EMS Week.

Your friends at LifeLink and Grant Medical Center

Have a wonderful National Nurses Week! May 6-12, 2011

On May 6, 2011, the American Nurses Association is sponsoring National Nurses Week. The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise public awareness of the value of nursing and to help educate the public about the vital roles registered nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people.

To celebrate National Nurses Week, LifeLink would like to pay tribute to all of our nurses, those of Grant Medical Center and other who provide highly skilled, safe and quality care in a variety of settings, and who encounter increased challenges to their professional and ethical commitment to deliver essential health care.

Have a wonderful National Nurses Week!

For more information:  http://www.nursingworld.org

Trauma system data shows some trauma patients are undertriaged in Franklin County

From the Central Ohio Trauma Systems (COTS) First Quarter 2011 newsletter:

The COTS Regional (Trauma) Registry collects data on approximately 13,000 trauma patients annually who arrived at COTS-member hospitals for care. In 2009, the COTS Registry revealed that 772 trauma patients with serious injuries were transported by EMS to non-trauma centers within Franklin County. Although the State’s Trauma Triage Criteria allow for exceptions to transporting trauma patients to trauma centers, a question is raised:

why in Franklin County, with five verified trauma centers, would EMS choose to transfer injured patients with risk to life or limb to a non-trauma center, given that a trauma center is within a few minutes’ drive from anywhere in the county?

The COTS Registry reveals that of the 772 patients transported to non-trauma centers in Franklin County in 2009, 629 or 81% had NO physical findings consis- tent with the state’s existing trauma triage criteria. This means that these 629 trauma patients were “under-triaged” as trauma patients by EMS. One major factor in under-triage is EMS trauma triage criteria that fail to delineate symptoms or conditions indicative of signifi- cant trauma injuries.

Click here for the newsletter and article

FISDAP Online Survey of Female EMS Providers now Available


In honor of Mother’s Day, we want to feature women in EMS in the May edition of our Fisdap newsletter.

We’ve put together an online survey for female EMS providers to complete, and we need your help! If you are female, please take 5 minutes to answer the questions (there’s only 7) in our survey. And if you are not a female, please share with your female co-workers and other female EMS providers.

Please complete the survey by Friday, May 6.

Click here to take the survey

Thank you for your support!

FISDAP is an organization that provides support to EMS Education organizations across the US. Resources include validated exams, software for student tracking and more. For more information, please visit:  http://www.fisdap.net

Ohio Department of Public Safety to Give Media Updates on Twitter


From the Ohio Department of Public Safety:

Ohio Department of Public Safety to Give Media Updates on Twitter

COLUMBUS – The divisions of the Ohio Department of Public Safety have joined the online networking site, Twitter, to give up-to-the-minute updates on various news and events. To follow the divisions, search:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles      http://twitter.com/Ohio_BMV

Emergency Management Agency      http://twitter.com/Ohio_EMA

Emergency Medical Services      http://twitter.com/Ohio_EMS

Ohio Homeland Security      http://twitter.com/Ohio_OHS

Ohio Investigative Unit      http://twitter.com/Ohio_OIU

Ohio State Highway Patrol      http://twitter.com/OSHP

Office of Criminal Justice Services      http://twitter.com/Ohio_OCJS (includes Ohio Traffic Safety Office)

ODPS joined this network to keep our media partners and the public better informed about stories, reports or statistics.

National Doctors Day thanks!

Today is National Doctors Day. We want to take a moment and thanks all of the Physicians working tirelessly to improve patient care. We especially want to thank our own Medical Directors for all they do, including:

Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Medical Director, Franklin County Firefighters | Grant EMS Education

Critical Care and Emergency Services

Grant Medical Center

Associate Medical Director for Pediatrics, LifeLink

Critical Care and Emergency Services

Grant Medical Center

Paul W. Gabriel, MD, FACEP

Medical Director, Emergency Department

Emergency Services

Grant Medical Center

Medical Director, LifeLink

Critical Care and Emergency Services

Grant Medical Center

Doug Paul, DO, FACOS

Trauma Surgeon

Medical Director, Trauma Services

Trauma Services

Grant Medical Center

Associate Medical Director for Trauma, LifeLink

Critical Care and Emergency Services

Grant Medical Center

Thanks to all of the many other physicians from Grant Medical Center and OhioHealth that work with our department to provide clinical, educational and operational resources to EMS throughout the region.

Grant Stroke Care: Did you know…


Grant is on track to treat over 500 stroke patients this year and has earned the Gold Plus American Stroke Association award for 2011.

This designation is granted to hospitals that have reached an aggressive goal of treating stroke patients with 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association for twenty four consecutive months. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation

May 15-21 marks National EMS Week

Below is an EMS Week Message from Director Rucker. Also attached is a pdf that you can print out.


Dear Public Safety Partner:


May 15-21 marks National EMS Week, and in honor of this special week, the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Medical Services would like to coordinate this celebration with you and other local partners to highlight the importance of emergency medical services and promote community involvement through special events and activities around the state.


As a vital community resource, you hold the power to share vital information with the public on how to prepare for all types of emergencies, from when to call 911 to CPR training. Please visit the American College of Emergency Physicians site, www.acep.org for more information about planning for this special observance. Become a FACEBOOK fan at www.facebook.com/National.EMS.Week .


The theme for 2011 is EMS: Everyday Heroes. We have an opportunity to raise public awareness on how important your service is to the community and to honor the selfless dedication and courage that firefighters and EMTs show every day when they perform their duties to assist the needs of their community.


National EMS Week honors the lifesaving care EMS providers offer nationwide, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. This is an opportunity to recognize the valuable partnership with our local EMS providers in our community.


We will host our 2nd Annual Ohio EMS Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in conjunction with the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (Ohio ACEP) 13th Annual EMS Star of Life Awards ceremony in Columbus. Additional details about this celebration will be distributed late April.


We encourage you to work with your local media partners to highlight the EMS Week activities taking place in your area.


For assistance in promoting your community efforts, please contact China Dodley at 614-466-2551 or email at cldodley@dps.state.oh.us.


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"I Remember 9-11" Film Project

Below is a message from Director Rucker.


Dear Fire/EMS Community:


September 11, 2011 will mark the ten-year anniversary of 9-11 with many activities taking place throughout this country in its remembrance. The Ohio Department of Public Safety along with its state and local partners will host statewide activities to reflect on this poignant moment in history and the important message of national preparedness.


The Division of EMS is currently seeking those fire and EMS personnel who may have responded to the recovery efforts for 9-11, traveling to New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. We would like to highlight a few of these personal experiences in a short film project and promote during National Preparedness Month, raising awareness of the bravery, dedication and service of our EMS personnel during our country’s most vulnerable moment.


If you participated in recovery efforts during 9-11 and would like to share your story, please contact China Dodley at cldodley@dps.state.oh.us or 614-466-2551. Because we will narrow our final selection to six participants, please submit your request no later than April 30, 2011.


Thank you in advance.