AHA Updated Interim Guidance on Card Extensions During COVID-19: April 1, 2020

UPDATED: Interim Guidance on Card Extensions during COVID-19 Outbreak CPR & Emergency Cardiovascular Care March 31, 2020 Purpose: To provide additional flexibility for providers, AHA Instructors, and Instructor candidates during the COVID-19 pandemic. NOTE: This guidance on card extensions supersedes the guidance outlined in the March 13, 2020, document, “Interim Guidance on Extensions for AHA […]

VCU Requests EMS Discontinue All Nebulizer, BiPAP & CPAP Before Entering ED

UVA Emergency Department Coronavirus Guidance: April 1, 2020

The following is the current standard of work for EMS patients entering the ED.  We need everyone to be aware that this is truly a living document as we work through this process. The environment with the current pandemic is ever changing and we anticipate that changes will happen as we all work through the […]

CSEMS CISM and Peer Support for First Responders in the Time of COVID-19

You are normal people experiencing common reactions to unprecedented events During this time of the COVID-19, citizens are asked to stay at home and keep their distance from others to prevent contracting this highly contagious disease. However, in spite of these dangers, first responders are always on call, ready to answer every single emergency call […]

Preceding Protocol: COVID-19 Precaution – All Providers and Patients are to Wear a Mask

Effective Immediately: All providers and patients are to wear a mask. Asymptomatic, low risk patients may utilize a homemade mask that has been properly cleaned. Providers should wear surgical masks. If COVID-19 is suspected, providers are to wear required PPE as outlined in current COVID-19 Protocol. COVID-19 Protocol is anticipated to include this update in […]

COVID-19 Provider Update and Q&A with Dr. Brand and CSEMS: Thursday, April 2 at 7pm

During these video conferences, Dr. Brand and CSEMS Leadership will provide an update on the regional response to COVID-19, and will offer an opportunity for providers to ask questions about the weeks ahead. _________________________________________________________________ Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:00 – 8:00pm CSEMS COVID-19 Provider Update and Q&A with Dr. BrandThu, Apr 2, 2020 7:00 […]

Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order – March 30, 2020

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · March 30, 2020 Office of the GovernorAlena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, […]

VDH, OEMS Hiring Program Coordinator – Located at CSEMS: Deadline April 14, 2020

ADDITIONAL DETAILED POSITION INFORMATION AND APPLY ONLINE HERE APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 14, 2020 Job Description The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is currently seeking potential candidates for the Program Coordinator position, which will be located in the Central Shenandoah EMS Council (CSEMS) office. This position serves as a Technical Resource Specialist for […]

Seeking Volunteers to Make Homemade Masks – Help Conserve Precious Reserves of N-95 Masks

We appreciate your interest in helping during this unprecedented time. Unfortunately we’re at that point in this pandemic, that homemade masks are being made to supplement the national shortage of N95 masks and to replace the desperation use of bandanas and scarves. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not suggest cloth material […]

Local Fire & EMS Seeking PPE Donations – Masks, Non-latex Gloves, Disposable Gowns for COVID-19

Do You Have Unused PPE to Donate to Your Local Fire & EMS Agencies? As you may have seen through state and federal press conferences, there remains to be a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) throughout the nation for Emergency Services and Healthcare Workers in light of the Coronavirus COVID-19. EMS Seeking Local Donations […]