Recall - Philips Healthcare Recalls HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator

Philips Healthcare recalls HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator due to electrical issues that may prevent the device from operating properly. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Recalled Product:

  • HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator
  • Model numbers: M3535A (M3535ATZ) M3536A (M3536ATZ), M3536M, M3536MC, M3536M2, M3536M4, M3536M5, M3536M6, M3536M7, M3536M8, M3536M9
  • Manufacturing dates: February 11, 2004 to November 4, 2016
  • Distribution dates: February 12, 2004 to November 4, 2016
  • Devices Recalled in the U.S.: 47,362 units nationwide

Learn more about this recall at: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/phillips-healthcare-recalls-heartstart-mrx-monitordefibrillator/

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PEMS Welcomes our New EMS Field Coordinator - Clinical Care

Seth Craig ID Photo 5The Peninsulas Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc. (PEMS) is pleased to announce the newest member of its professional staff.  On April 10, 2017, Mr. Seth Craig, IV, will join the team as the Council’s EMS Field Coordinator – Clinical Care.  In this critical position, Mr. Craig will work with our Medical Advisor’s Committee (MAC) to help define the regional standard of EMS care.  Additionally, he will oversee a variety of day-to-day clinical functions to include the development, implementation, and coordination of the Regional Treatment Protocols, Policies and Procedures. We are confident he will be an excellent clinical resource for our regional EMS system.

Seth is a Virginia and National Registry Paramedic and works in both the Lancaster County Emergency Services and Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue organizations. He has a diverse background in volunteer and career EMS service and has formerly worked as both an educator, and forensic scientist. He serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the Rappahannock Community College EMS Program and his formal education includes a BS in Biology and Secondary Education from the University of Richmond, and an MS in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida.

The Board of Directors and staff of the Peninsulas EMS Council are excited about Seth’s passion for science-based clinical excellence and his commitment to education. Working together we will ensure that all our citizens and visitors will enjoy the benefits of a coordinated, efficient and effective EMS delivery system, regardless of where they live on the Virginia Peninsula, Middle Peninsula or Northern Neck.

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4th Annual "Celebrate EMS" Day at Busch Gardens Registration Open!

 

Join us for a day in the park, including an all you can eat picnic lunch and the 2017 Regional Awards Ceremony in the Black Forest!

Discount tickets and the picnic buffet vouchers are available at https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/peninsulas/en/4th-annual-celebrate-ems-day-at-bush-gardens for you and your family members.  (Current pass holders must still register in order to get their free meal voucher.)  Again this year we are receiving  Free Parking for our guests!

For those members of our EMS community who are working on the 27th, your park tickets can be used on the 28th or 29th of May.  Of course we will miss you at the picnic lunch and Awards Ceremony!

Special Offer:  Before you leave the park, bring your event ticket to Guest Services to upgrade to the Fun Card (good for pass admittance until Labor Day) for only $15!

Tickets are limited so...


Please click on our poster to print and post in your common areas or Click here to download the poster to put up in your agency.

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