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The Daily Scripts is the AEMS blog where current news and other information relating to EMS and Trauma are posted. If you have EMS or Trauma news, issues, or activities involving the Central Arizona Region, statewide, or national, please submit them to AEMS for consideration. Your item will be posted to our blog after final review and approval. Thank you for your involvement with and support of The Daily Scripts.

Acute Traumatic Pain Management

Arizona is one of five states participating in a national project evaluating the process of implementing an evidence-based guideline on Acute Traumatic Pain Management and measuring the effectiveness of a Web-based training module. A workgroup of the Education Committee developed the FREE Web-based Acute Traumatic Pain Management Training Module, which was launched on the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System’s website in September 2015 and provides one hour of continuing education credit for Emergency Medical Care Technicians who successfully pass the training module’s post-test. The FREE Training Module can be accessed at

The following is an editorial. The views, opinions and positions expressed by contributing authors and those providing editorials and comments on this blog are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of Arizona Emergency Medical Systems, Inc.

The EPCR (Electronic Patient Care Record) has been touted as the greatest advent in patient care since the invention of the disposable emesis bag. Complete charts, accurate times, pertinent data entry were what the EPCR promised. And the EPCR delivers just that. What wasn’t promised and isn’t being delivered is a documented record of prehospital events to the receiving emergency department at the time of the patient’s transfer. It isn’t unusual for EDs to have to wait days/weeks to obtain a printed record.

The Arizona Department of Health Services invites you to participate in free Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) classes being offered Statewide from March 2014 to June 2014.

These trainings are free to the public and lunch is provided. The purpose of this training is to build a ready cadre of trained emergency responders prepared to assist communities in times of need. Target audiences include First Responders in Public Health/Emergency Management, Local, County, Tribe and State Government workers, Hospital and Health Care staff, School employees and Administrators, Fire and Law Enforcement personnel, EMS professionals, and community Volunteers willing to serve in a disaster or Arizona preparedness exercises.

Per Dr. Jeffrey Solomone, MD, FACS, with Maricopa Medical Center, he shares the following information:

About a year ago, at direction from the White House National Security Staff, the EMS office at the Dept of Transportation provided funding to develop an evidence-based guideline on external hemorrhage control-- use of both tourniquets and topical hemostatic agents. The American College of Surgeons was the lead organization, and the team also included some emergency physicians and representatives from the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care.

The Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System has approved Chandler Regional Medical Center’s application for designation as a Provisional Level I Trauma Center. Effective Monday, March 24th at 12:01 a.m. we will open as a level I trauma facility.