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  • October 25, 2017 7:59 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Registration is now open!

    Mass Casualty Disaster Management Conference
    November 16–17
    Norman Regional Porter Campus

    Download the brochure, or complete and return this registration form to sign up!

    Watch the conference video►

  • August 21, 2017 12:58 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    On September 28th the American Ambulance Association (AAA) and the Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) will be co-hosting a Supervisor SimLab at the EMSA headquarters in Tulsa starting at 9:00 a.m.

    Members of either the AAA or OKAMA will receive the discounted rate of $175.00. Because of the timing of this co-hosted event OKAMA will not hold a Fall Conference in 2017. We hope all of you take advantage of the excellent educational opportunity that this SimLab provides geared toward the development of EMS Leadership.

    Detailed information on the course and registration information can be found at either the AAA website or at the OKAMA website.

  • July 18, 2017 4:50 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Check out OKAMA in action in the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Newsletter! This month's issue features an article about Dr. Robert Evans receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Association. Congratulations, Dr. Evans!

    Read Now >

  • June 29, 2017 4:49 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Please be advised that Ford has issued a recall of late-model Transits. 

    From the Ford website:

    • Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 400,000 2015-17 Ford Transit van/bus vehicles with medium, long and extended wheelbases and chassis cab/cutaways with medium wheelbases to replace the driveshaft flexible coupling.
    • In the affected vehicles, continuing to operate a vehicle with a cracked flexible coupling may cause separation of the driveshaft, resulting in a loss of motive power while driving or unintended vehicle movement in park without the parking brake applied. In addition, separation of the driveshaft from the transmission can result in secondary damage to surrounding components, including brake and fuel lines. A driveshaft separation may increase the risk of injury or crash.
    • Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.
    • Affected vehicles include 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Jan. 17, 2014 to June 15, 2017.
    • The recall involves approximately 402,462 vehicles in North America (370,630 in the U.S., 2,361 in federalized territories, 3,217 in Mexico and 26,254 in Canada). The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S15.
    • Based on the field data, Ford does not expect the current flexible couplings to deteriorate sufficiently to result in driveline separation in vehicles with less than 30,000 miles. Hence, for affected vehicles with under 30,000 miles or vehicles that have had a driveshaft or driveshaft flexible coupling replaced within the last 30,000 miles, no alteration or interim repair is required until the vehicle or replaced flexible coupling reaches 30,000 miles. At that point, the customer should schedule an appointment with their dealer for the interim repair to be performed.
    •  For affected vehicles with more than 30,000 miles, the interim repair will consist of replacing the driveshaft flexible coupling every 30,000 miles until the final repair is available and completed. Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the flexible coupling replaced immediately at no cost. When the permanent repair is available, owners will be notified that they may schedule an appointment with their dealer to have either a redesigned flexible coupling with a modified driveshaft bracket and shield or a revised driveshaft equipped with a universal joint installed at no cost.

  • June 21, 2017 2:12 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Thanks to Ray Simpson for sharing this FDA Bulletin with OKAMA!

    Due to the ongoing critical shortages of injectable drugs used in critical care, FDA is alerting health care professionals and emergency responders of updated dates through which some of these injectable drugs, manufactured by Hospira Inc, a Pfizer company, may be used beyond the manufacturer’s labeled expiration date. To help ensure patient safety, these products should have been — and should continue to be — stored as per labeled conditions.

    Hospitals that have the following lot numbers in stock will be able to use them through the corresponding new use dates to help with supply. As data on additional emergency syringe products and lot numbers become available, this list can be expanded.

    Further information is found here. Please contact CDER Drug Shortage Staff at drugshortages@fda.hhs.gov with questions regarding these tables.

    View the list of medications►
  • June 21, 2017 2:10 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Check out OKAMA's Facebook page for photos of Oklahoma Ambulance Association member organization Stars and Hosts in Washington, DC!

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  • May 30, 2017 2:32 PM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    Check out the latest photos from the OKAMA Spring Conference and Stars of Life on Facebook! http://bit.ly/OKAMA17

  • May 22, 2017 8:24 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    43rd Annual EMS Week
    “Always In Service”
    May 21–27, 2017

    Each year, EMS Week celebrates the contributions of EMTs, Paramedics, Dispatchers, and other EMS professionals to their communities. Thank you for your service!

  • May 19, 2017 8:07 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, Ground Vehicle Standard Division (CAAS-GVS) will be holding an open forum for organizations involved in the remounting of ambulances. The intent of this meeting is to identify and establish a dialogue with FSAMs and third party Remounters of ambulances in an effort to collect information that may be used in an identified project to create standards for the ambulance remount industry.

    Any organization with interest in this topic is invited to attend, including ambulance builders, remounters, regulators, customers and component/material vendors.

    CAAS GVS Remount Forum
    June 7, 2017
    NEW LOCATION: Harris Convention Center
    Charlotte, NC
    Register Now►

  • May 16, 2017 7:37 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

    The message below was delivered to OKAMA on May 15 from the Oklahoma State Department of Health's Administrative Program Manager, EMS Division, Dale Anderson.

    The Oklahoma Emergency Response System Stabilization and Improvement Revolving Fund FY 2018 (OERSSIRF FY 2018) Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released.

    RFP Link

    The completed proposals are to be returned to the Department by June 13, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. CDT.

    The pre-proposal conference is scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017 at: 

    1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
    Oklahoma State Department of Health
    Room 1102
    1000 Northeast 10th Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73117

    Any questions regarding OERSSIRF will need to be submitted by email to Susan Wiest at susanw@health.ok.gov.   Questions must be submitted by email no later than close of business on Wednesday,  May 31, 2017.  Responses to the questions we have received will be posted following this deadline as an amendment, to be copied and attached to the proposal.

    The scoring meetings are tentatively scheduled for the week of June 18, 2017.  Any person interested in serving as a reviewer for the proposals should contact me via email.

    Additional emails related to the RFP and scoring process will be sent periodically.

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