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EMS C

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FALL 2015

officers

Ruby Mehrer

President

Kansas City Region

David Tetrault

Vice President

Southeast Region

Sharon Smith

Secretary

Northwest Region

Rande McCrary

Treasurer

Northeast Region

Board Members

Denny Baier

Southwest Region

Gene Bradley

Northwest Region

Mary Chappius

Southeast Region

Trista Corbin

Central Region

Rich Dandridge

St. Louis Region

Linda Freymuth

St. Louis Region

David Hoover

Southwest Region

Dorothea Lake

Northeast Region

Andrew Umland

Kansas City Region

Vacant

Central Region

Jason White

Pres. Appointee

board of directors

In this issue

Missouri Emergency Medical

Services Association

P.O. Box 195

Breckenridge, MO 64625

(573) 664-5198

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cannot be acknowledged or returned, and becomes the property of the MEMSA.

On the Cover:

Warren County Ambulance District was selected as the 2015

Ambulance Service of the Year by the Missouri Emergency Medical

Services Association (MEMSA) at the recent EMS Expo in Branson.

The average employee has served the citizens of Warren County for

more than 10.5 years with two employees serving more than 30

years. Read more about the service in this issue’s service spotlight.

President’s Message.................................................................................. 5 Missouri EMS Conference & Expo Held in Branson.................................. 7 Service Spotlight: Warren County Ambulance District ............................................................ 9 About MEMSA & Membership Application.......................................... 11-12 Legislative Update. .................................................................................. 14 Teaching Case of the Quarter: VP Shunt. ............................................... 16 Legal Corner: Patient Safety Organizations............................................. 19 Lessons Learned in EMS......................................................................... 22 Pediatrics: Sports Related Concussions.................................................. 24 Mobile Integrated Healthcare Comes to Southeast Missouri................... 27 New CP Certificate Program at Maryville University................................ 29 Dealing With Unexpected Infant Death As An EMS Professional............ 32 Assessment and Management of the Septic Patient............................... 35 TXA: Old Drug with a New Outlook.......................................................... 39 Ace-Inhibitor Induced Angioedema.......................................................... 43 Advertiser’s Index. ................................................................................... 46 9

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