Drug Box Decontamination Process Released

Please review the documents at the link below. We have developed a drug box decontamination process in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers should be familiar with the process and will be required to sign a statement that this process has been strictly followed when exchanging drug boxes. Provider Checklist/Flowchart Provider Certification Statement Combined Checklist and […]

COVID-19 Protocol Update – 3.22.2020

Effective immediately, do not use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) on suspected COVID-19 Patients. Please review the protocol link regularly for the most up-to-date treatment guidance.

Changes in Pearson VUE Testing; April 30, 2020 – New Location Available

In 2013, the Central Shenandoah EMS Council received approval to open the Pearson VUE Testing Center, offering the National Registry of EMT’s exams at all certification levels. At the time, there were no options for testing in the region, and CSEMS was proud to offer this service to the EMS Community. Over the years, additional […]

Drug Box Alert: Expiration Date Extensions on Specific Lot Numbers; March 6, 2020

Scope of Impact: All regional drug boxes; specific medication lot numbers Provider Levels: EMT AEMT Intermediate Paramedic Mitigating drug shortages, the FDA has approved expiration date extensions for specific lot numbers deemed safe. Details: Certain drugs are experiencing continuing shortages in the United States. As such, you may find expired drugs in the regional drug […]

CSEMS Restructuring Update: Don’t be a Bystander!

As the Central Shenandoah EMS Council and the Virginia Office of EMS continue the restructuring process under the hybrid model, a great deal of work is under way. We encourage you to get involved. Committees are now formed, and there is much work to be done as we continue our progress. If you are feeling […]

SIREN Act restores Rural EMS Grant funding!

Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant “P5180007” by Juankbrera is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Information equired Activities section has been revised. Project period has been changed to one year. Application due date has been extended to April 30, 2020. Rural EMS grant funding of up to $200,000 per year for […]