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TJEMS VILT Training

Daniel LinkinsTJEMS Council VILT February 26 19:00- 21:00 Pediatric Cardiology Dr. George McDaniel, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine CE Catagory: 2 hrs Cardiology BLS 12/ ALS 17

Shenandoah Valley EMS Expo – Registration Open

Registration is now OPEN for the 2024 Shenandoah EMS Expo until February 29. Review course offerings and register at www.svemsexpo.com! SUMMIT Sponsors Post expires at 12:59pm on Thursday February 29th, 2024

Virginia Office of EMS Publishes 2022 EMS Provider Mental Health Survey

The 2022 EMS Provider Mental Health Survey results are officially posted on the VDH website! To view the results, visit bit.ly/EMSMHSurvey22. This survey is a follow-up to the 2019 Virginia EMS Provider Mental Health Survey. The goal of the survey was to assess the mental health status of Virginia’s EMS providers, as well as the […]

CSEMS Medication Kit Training – Controlled Substance Tubes

The new Controlled Substance Tubes used in the combined drug box system require a specific technique to open. Please review this short video to avoid losing or damaging medication during opening.

CSEMS Launches new Regional Protocol Mobile App for Apple and Android

There’s an app for that! The CSEMS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the release of the new Regional Patient Care Protocol App for Apple and Android devices. A web version of the protocols is also available. You can download the app for your device at www.csems.org/protocols. The Google Docs version will be disabled […]

Free NAEMT Recruitment Guide for EMS Agencies

In response to the ongoing, critical personnel shortages that our agencies are facing, NAEMT’s EMS Workforce Committee has collected some best practices and successful case studies of EMS agency recruitment strategies. Their work has been compiled into a new guide on Innovative Recruitment Strategies for EMS Agencies. In this guide you will find:1. Tips for starting […]

DEFIBRILLATOR PAD INCOMPATIBILITY

Please review the following information posted by the Office of EMS on 1/28/2022 https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/2022/01/28/defibrillator-pad-incompatibility/ The link in the document does not function. This is the original memo from the Massachusetts Department of Health on this issue. https://wmems.org/files/Memorandum_Ensuring_Defibrillator_Pad_Compatibility_to_Provide_Effective—.pdf

Road Closures near VCU

11th St between Broad St and Clay will be closed stating at 1930 this evening, January 28th  until 0500 on Monday, January 31st. Ambulances should use alternative routing to the ED via 10th St Northbound , Leigh St Eastbound to 12th St Southbound.

Drug Box Alert #220121

Scope of Impact: CT boxes and new Combined Boxes Provider Levels: Intermediate, Paramedic Details: Hospitals are experiencing shortages on some drugs. Current known status is as follows: Augusta Health is currently experiencing a shortage of lidocaine and amiodarone. This is expected to last through the middle of February. Boxes missing these drugs should be marked […]

CSEMS/OEMS Welcomes new Technical Resource Specialist – Charles Feiring

Welcome to the Valley! Charles Feiring began his EMS career in the late 70s, and will be relocating from Chesterfield to join the Virginia Office of EMS team at CSEMS. With over 40 years in Fire and EMS, Charles brings a wealth of experience in urban and rural EMS, having served as a volunteer and […]