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 […]

Dopamine Shortage in CSEMS Drug Boxes Stocked at Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital

  The Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital Pharmacy notified the Council of the following temporary change to medication supplies in CSEMS drug boxes stocked at that hospital due to a dopamine shortage. Click here for the full memo. For Cardiac Drug Boxes stocked at Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital: Drug boxes will contain one (1) 200 mg / 5 mL […]

Drug Shortage at Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital / Temporary Change to Cefazolin Administration – Effective 4/4/2018

The Carillion Stonewall Jackson Hospital Pharmacy notified the Council of multiple medication shortages that will affect CSEMS Drug Boxes stocked there. Additionally, due to multiple shortages at hospital pharmacies within the region, particularly involving fluids, regional medical direction is advising a temporary change in the administration of cefazolin from an infusion to an IV push […]

CSEMS Announces Summer EMT Classes

The Central Shenandoah EMS Council proudly presents its 2018 Summer EMS education program lineup. To learn more and choose the class you would like to take, click here. 2018 Summer Online EMT Class The online EMT program is designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. The course provides the basic […]

Rockbridge County CE Saturday!

The Central Shenandoah EMS Council (CSEMS) is pleased to announce that Rockbridge County Fire and Rescue has partnered with CSEMS to offer continuing education programs.  The Board of Directors and staff at CSEMS would like to thank Shane Watts, NRP, FP-C, EMS Coordinator and Chief Nathan Ramsey, NRP, FP-C of the Rockbridge County Fire and […]

Drug Shortages at Augusta Health – Effective 3/8/2018

The Augusta Health Pharmacy notified the Council of multiple medication shortages that will affect CSEMS Drug Boxes stocked there. Click on the link below to download the memo explaining current medication shortages. Augusta Health Medication Shortage Memo – 3/8/2018

UVA Announces ‘Stop the Bleed’ Classes for February and March

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Protocol Corrections – 12/5/2017

          Date:     December 5th, 2017 To:          Regional EMS Providers/Agencies From:    Jeremy Green, Program Director Via:        Ed Moreland, Executive Director Re:         Protocol Corrections – 12/5/2017 Errors have been identified in the 2017 Standard Patient Treatment Protocols document that has been available for download from the CSEMS Protocols webpage. These errors have been […]