VA Recruitment and Retention Network Meeting – Saturday, February 23, 2019

For more information about VA R&R Network, please contact Karen McQuaidKaren.McQuaid@loudoun.gov or 571.233.2008 VFCA Conference Attendance Link: (VA R&R Network Mtg: Room 4E) https://vfca.us/2019_Virginia_Fire_Rescue_Conference

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.

2019 Regional EMS Awards Program – CSEMS Now Accepting Nominations

The Central Shenandoah EMS Council is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Regional EMS Awards program. This regional recognition program honors the exceptional contributions of EMS providers in the Central Shenandoah Valley make to their communities. This regional program consists of 11 categories and one scholarship. Award nominations must be received by 5:00pm, April 15, 2019. […]

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.

Medical Management of CBRNE Class Announcement

Augusta County is hosting a Medical Management of CBRNE. Click the link below for the flyer and registration information. https://www.csems.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Medical-Management-of-CBRNE-002.pdf

Augusta Health Drug Box Shortage:

Currently Dopamine is out of stock at Augusta Health. Until the shortage resolves Augusta Health will be marking the boxes with No Dopamine included.

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 […]

New Year’s Holiday Closing

Central Shenandoah EMS Council office will be closed Monday, December 31, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for the New Year holiday. Our offices will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd 2019 at 9:00 AM.

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 […]

Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies – Fall 2018 Cycle – GRANT OPPORTUNITY

The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services is announcing a NO COST grant opportunity for licensed EMS agencies to receive nasal naloxone from November 26, 2018 to March 29, 2019. All licensed EMS agencies are eligible to apply for nasal naloxone regardless of prior funding status. Eligible applicants must have either a Controlled Substance Registration […]