Virginia Mobile Integrated Healthcare Community Paramedicine Summit 2019; August 16, 2019

VDH Office of Health Equity & Office of Emergency Medical Services Invite You to Attend Date: Friday, August 16, 2019 Time: 9:00-4:00pm Location: Holiday Inn Monticello, Charlottesville, VA FREE Registration FREE ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE MIH/CP Summit Agenda 8:00-9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast 9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks 9:15-10:00 Comments – Gary R. Brown, Virginia Office of […]

Employment Opportunity

CSEMS Program Manager The position posting for the new CSEMS Program Manager is available from VDH via the enclosed link. Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Click here to apply.

CSEMS Hires New Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that CSEMS has hired Ed Moreland as the new Executive Director for CSEMS. He comes to us from Pennsylvania where he has over twenty-five years’ experience in EMS at the local, regional, and state level.  He has  BA in Organizational Management from Eastern University and he is a Paramedic and […]

OEMS Opens Special Call Education Coordinator Institute

Please see the following message from Greg Neiman, BLS Training Coordinator at the Virginia Office of EMS In consultation with our IT folks, it appears we are still a few months away from full implementation of the mentorship process, primarily due to the internal testing that will be required. As a result, the Office is […]

Virginia Response to Hurricane Harvey

With the continuously unfolding impacts of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and surrounding states, the Virginia Office of EMS would like to post some reminders about disaster assistance.  As EMS providers, we understand that you want to help and that you may feel compelled to want to travel to areas impacted by a major disaster.  We […]

Governor McAuliffe Announces EMS Advisory Board Appointments

Governor McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees listed below have been named to the EMS Advisory Board and will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth. Samuel T. Bartle, MD* of […]

Updated List of Approved EVOC Programs in Virginia

The Office of EMS is pleased to announce the NAEMT EVOS program is now a recognized program meeting the requirements as defined within the Virginia EMS Regulations. Please direct questions to your Program Rep or Michael Berg, Manager of Regulations and Compliance for the Office of EMS (Michael.Berg@VDH.VIRGINIA.GOV).

Philips Healthcare Recalls HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator

Philips Healthcare recalls HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator due to electrical issues that may prevent the device from operating properly. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. Recalled Product: HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator Model […]

Hurst Named to Financial Assistance Review Committee

At its May meeting, the State EMS Advisory Board approved Donna Hurst to serve a 3-year term as the Central Shenandoah EMS Council representative on the Financial Assistance Review Committee (FARC).   Donna was one of three nominations submitted to the Office of EMS and FARC for this position. Donna is a Nationally Registered Paramedic […]

Using the POLST Paradigm to Honor Patient Treatment Wishes

The National POLST Paradigm helps patients get the medical treatments they want, and avoid the medical treatments they do not want, when they are seriously ill or frail. It’s about helping people live the way they want until they die. The POLST Paradigm – which stands for Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment – encourages […]