Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hydrate for Health Fairs
It is health fair season and many Emergency Medical Services personnel volunteer to help draw blood around the San Luis Valley. Based on years of participating in health fairs, we want to make some suggestions to make your experience a good one.

The most important thing you can do is DRINK WATER. First thing in the morning many people are somewhat dehydrated. Plenty of water ensures that your veins will be as easy as possible to find.  If you are instructed to fast, avoid juice or cream and sugar with your coffee, but continue to drink water.  It makes a big difference.

The second thing you can do is to apply pressure after the needle is withdrawn.  When you are told to hold the gauze in place until a bandage is applied, hold it firmly.  Even after that, apply pressure for a few more minutes.  Bruising is caused when blood leaks under the skin.  The longer you apply pressure, the less likely you are to have bruising.

Follow these tips and you’ll make our jobs easier and your visit more pleasant.  And remember to thank the volunteers who make our health fairs possible.
 Jon Montano
SLV RETAC Coordinator

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NEMSIS Training May 18

NEMSIS-3 training will be held at on May 18th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Monte Vista Ambulance Base. It will be followed by the RMD meeting at 4:30 pm and the RETAC meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

RETAC Meeting Jan 19th, 2017, Monte Vista Ambulance base 6:00 pm, RMD at 4:30pm

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The 23rd Annual Fire & Life Safety Educators Conference is coming up at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, April 16-28, 2016.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 17 2016 RETAC Meetings:
4:30 p.m. RMD Meeting/ MCI Plan Review
6:00 p.m. RETAC Meeting

If you can't make it in person, call in:
Toll-Free Conference Call: (855)212-0212
Meeting ID: 638 825 752#

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night!

Friday, January 22, 2016

SLV RETAC Training Day 2016
Saturday, April 30 in Monte Vista
More info to come soon.
Mark your calendars now!