Drug Shortages at Carilion Stonewall Jackson – D50% and Sodium Bicarbonate

Carilion Stonewall Jackson hospital pharmacy is experiencing shortages of dextrose 50% and sodium bicarbonate. Prefilled syringes for both medications are unavailable, but a limited supply of substitute kits requiring medication preparation will continue to be stocked. Click here for the shortage memo with full details.

Drug Shortage at Augusta Health: T-Loop Extension Set

The Augusta Health pharmacy is experiencing a temporary shortage of T-Port extension sets with pre-attached luer-lock connector. There will be an alternate type of T-Port extension set with a separate luer-lock connector taped to it. Click here for the full drug shortage memo.

VAVRS – District 1 Training Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, April 13th and 14th.

The VAVRS District-1 Training Committee is providing a multi-event CE and training weekend. Fulfill a large portion of your CE requirements at the Two-Day CE Symposium, refresh on ACLS or PALS, or take extrication or EVOC class. Pick your training for the weekend. Click here the the event flyer. All training is FREE!!! Events take […]

Drug Shortages at Carilion Stonewall Jackson – Multiple Prefilled Syringe Medications

The Carilion Stonewall Jackson pharmacy has reported shortages of multiple prefilled syringe medications in CSEMS drug boxes stocked at that facility, including epinephrine 1:10,000, sodium bicarbonate, and atropine. Substitute kits requiring medication preparation will be stocked instead during this shortage.  For more information, click here to view the complete shortage memo.

Drug Shortage at Augusta Health – Epinephrine 1:10,000 Prefilled Syringe

Augusta Health has reported a shortage of epinephrine 1:10,000 prefilled syringes in CSEMS drug boxes stocked at Augusta Health. Substitute kits, requiring medication preparation, will be stocked instead during this shortage. Click here for the complete shortage memo.

Drug Shortage Update at Regional Hospitals

Drug shortages have been reported at multiple regional hospital pharmacies affecting the supply of dopamine, sodium bicarbonate, and atropine in CSEMS drug boxes. Click here for the complete shortage update memo.

Effective Immediately: Regional Stroke Protocol Modifications

The regional prehospital protocol for stroke management has been modified. Changes are effective immediately. The Changes include: Indications for VAN Assessment 24 hour window of symptom onset for “Stroke Alert.” Stroke Alert terminology at Augusta Health Click here for a printable version of the modified stroke protocol. Use this to replace pages in any printed […]

CSEMS Spring 2019 Course Announcement

The Central Shenandoah EMS Council is pleased to announce an online Emergency Medical Technician program commencing on January 29th, 2019. Laboratory for the online courses will be held at the CSEMS Training Center in Staunton, VA. Register online through the link below by January 21st, 2019. See the links below for course information and the […]

Urgent Drug Box Update! New Nebulizer Equipment in Drug Boxes Stocked at Augusta Health

The Augusta Health Pharmacy has transitioned to using a new nebulizer system. Drug boxes stocked at Augusta Health will contain this new equipment. Click here for a brief user guide and information. CSEMS is acquiring a sample device and will provide additional information on our Drug Boxes page.  

CE Training Announcement: Rockbridge County CE Saturday – Operations

Fulfill all required Operations CE on July 14th. Attend the Rockbridge County CE Saturday – Operations. To register, click here. The event will satisfy the Operations CE requirements (Area 15/20) for all level providers and will include an immersive MCI exercise, live vehicle extrication (PPE REQUIRED), and other Operations CE topics. Lunch will be provided by Rockbridge […]