ALS Protocol Update – PROGRESS
Happy New Year, and best wishes for a safe and healthy 2018. As we approach our January 18, 2018 deadline for the ALS Provider Protocol Update, we are pleased to report progress thus far. As of this writing, 553 of 592 (93%) of the ALS Providers who have registered for the update have successfully passed the update. There is a remaining balance of about one-half (~~50%) of our ALS providers have not yet registered. The system continues to operate as designed. Based on ongoing and uninterrupted system functionality, and successes thus far, please accept this reminder that the deadline for successful completion of the update is 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Those providers that cannot meet this deadline will lose their ALS operating privileges until such time as the protocol update is complete. Suffolk County Medical Control receives updates regularly, however, in the unlikely event that a properly credentialed provider contacts Medical Control, and is not on the update list, the provider will receive orders for that call only, and instructed to contact the EMS Division to address the paperwork trail. This allows us to provide good patient care while at the same time ensuring our providers are properly credentialed. Stay safe, thank you for your continued support and for all that you do for patients throughout the Suffolk County.