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Dr. William Kirmes wins distinguished service award

Dr. William Kirmes with his daughter at the award ceremony.

Dr William Kirmes was presented the New Hampshire Osteopathic Association Distinguished Service Award this past weekend during the NHOA Annual meeting held at the North Conway Grand in North Conway.

 

Dr. Kirmes purchased the practice of Dr Jack Parfitt in Manchester, a pioneer of Osteopathy in NH. Dr Kirmes has worked diligently to grow the profession and keep the history alive. Dr. Kirmes uses OMT treatment to treat his patients. He has served in

various capacities for the statewide osteopathic association, including President. He has taken in students, mentored young physicians and travels to the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine each spring to present the NHOA’s scholarship (The Jack Parfitt Award) to a budding physician from NH.

 

Dr Kirmes also is active in his community, an active Kiwanis member and supporter of education. In 2011 Dr Kirmes authored a children’s book, “The year the Snow Didn’t Melt”. He has asked that the $1000 award in his honor be given to the Thirst Project, which teaches those who have access to water about those who do not and helps provide water to families in developing countries.

Preconference OMT Workshop

April 19, 2018

The IOA is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The IOA designates this program for a maximum of 8 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physicians' participation in this activity. Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

 

Sheraton Hotel at Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis

Sponsor: Indiana Osteopathic Association

Contact: IOA, (317) 926-3009 or www.inosteo.org

 

121st Annual Spring Update

April 20 - 21, 2018

The IOA is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The IOA designates this program for a maximum of 20 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report

CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physicians' participation in this activity. Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

 

Sheraton Hotel at Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis

Sponsor: Indiana Osteopathic Association

Contact: IOA, (317) 926-3009 or www.inosteo.org

Save the Date!  Friday, August 10, 2018

Summer CME “What is in your Substance Use Disorder Toolbox 2018?”

The day long program will be held at the Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland, NH. Details to follow, check back to the site for registration information in the coming weeks. Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses and others who are treating patients with substance use issues should plan to attend.

UNECOM Speed Networking Event

NH Physicians please consider attending

 

The Office of Recruitment, Student & Alumni Services (RSAS), the UNECOM Alumni Association, and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will be partnering to bring you our fourth annual Speed Networking event.  The goal of this event is to give students the opportunity to meet with multiple practicing physicians in a single morning.  Last year, small groups of students met with physicians for about 10 minutes each.   This allowed students to make contact with a whole list of clinicians, gain some knowledge about particular medical specialties, lifestyles, and training opportunities, and add names to their list of contacts in the field.

 

In our first three years of hosting this event, Speed Networking has received very high praise all-around, from the students and physicians who attended!  Students have found it incredibly valuable to have the opportunity to meet with this many practicing doctors in one morning, while the physicians simply loved connecting with our current students.

 

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Janet Picard

jpicard1@une.edu1

(207) 602-2036

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What Do You Know About EMS Protocols?


The State of New Hampshire Bureau of Emergency Medical Services is in charge of all pre-hospital care provided in our state.  One of the Boards for the Bureau of EMS is  the NH EMS Medical Control Board. This board is made up of emergency medical physicians, and is responsible for setting and maintaining the scope of practice and practice standards for all levels of EMS providers.

 

The document that I feel you would find interesting is the New Hampshire Patient Care Protocols. It explains the scope of practice and patient care protocols for Emergency Medical Responders (used to be First Responders), EMTs, Advanced EMTs, and Paramedics. The protocols also contain Extended Care Protocols for providing emergency care outside of the "Golden Hour." This is a legal document and sets the standards of care for our dedicated EMS providers.

 

These Protocols are available for all to see and copy if they wish. They can be directly accessed by going to New Hampshire Patient Care Protocols and that will take you to a PDF of them. These protocols are continuously reviewed and updated by our protocol committee. A new set of protocols is published every 2 years. Click Here to download the PDF of the protocols.

 

Please take a look at the protocols, I think you will find them interesting and do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

 

- Frank Hubbell, DO, a member of the this board since 1992