SGAUS Medical Academy Vaccination Training
Recent directives to the National Guard require soldiers to be ready to participate in mass COVID-19 vaccination programs. This includes distribution and administration of current vaccines.
In response, Medical Academy will be hosting a Vaccination Training at Atterbury March 20-21 2021.
The course will include morning classroom lectures on current state of vaccination, POD design and implementation, storage of vaccines, administration techniques and differing properties of current vaccines.
Afternoon will entail a workshop/tabletop exercise followed by an exam and certificates of completion.
The certificate is one component of CME credit which will be awarded to those seeking State EMT licensure. The other component is the online coursework (see PME link to “Covid-19 toolkit” for courses) and completion of a minimum of 400 mins.
You can attend in person (Camp Atterbury, IN) or online via ZOOM. Please register for either at the following Eventbrite page/link:
To Download Class Schedule (Excel Spreadsheet) click on link below:
All soldiers interested in participating in-residence should contact LTC Ungar at:
Memo Nov 2020
In anticipation of State Defense Forces being called up to assist in Vaccine distribution, we are encouraging member states to review and pass the SALT training link below.
LTC (IN) Julian Ungar-Sargon MD PhD
Chairman, Medical Academy
COVD Vaccine Distribution Training: Training on-line, SALT
Planning for Distribution of COVID Vaccine in the event of deployment to assist.
There is a need to determine which triage tools are compliant with MUCC principles. In fact, at the time the MUCC were developed, no single triage tool was available that was fully compliant with the MUCC. NEMSAC believes that compliance checklists, based on the four main categories of the MUCC, could be developed, transmitted, and widely disseminated among national, State, regional, and local EMS officials. Development, transmittal, and dissemination of compliance checklist(s), as well as technical assistance in evaluating compliance of State, regional and local EMS systems, could be carried out by a national EMS organization, such as the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO).
In developing proposed strategies to support the national adoption of MUCC, the Preparedness Committee examined recommendations made by the NEMSAC and the IOM’s Crisis Standards of Care committee as well as the National Prehospital Evidence-Based Guideline Model Process
National Disaster Life Support Foundation
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Mass casualty triage is a critical skill. Although many systems exist to guide providers in making triage decisions, there is little scientific evidence available to demonstrate that any of the available systems have been validated. Furthermore, in the United States there is little consistency from one jurisdiction to the next in the application of mass casualty triage methodology. There are no nationally standardized categories or color designations. SALT Triage is the product of a CDC Sponsored working group to propose a standardized triage method. The guideline, entitled SALT (sort, assess, life-saving interventions, treatment and/or transport) triage, was developed based on the best available science and consensus opinion. It incorporates aspects from all of the existing triage systems to create a single overarching guide for unifying the mass casualty triage process across the United States. SALT is compliant with the Model Uniform Core Criteria for Mass Casualty Triage currently contemplated as the proposed national standard for all mass casualty triage systems.
On July 8, 2013 all of the members of Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (members: DOT, DOD, HHS, DHS, and FCC) concurred with the following statement “The FICEMS recommends that state and local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems improve their mass casualty incident triage capabilities through adoption of triage protocols and systems that are based on the Model Uniform Core Criteria. Federal resources may be used to support development of capabilities which improve EMS system preparedness for mass casualty triage.”
FURTHER COVID 19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PLAN UPDATES – Links Below