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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Protocol Update – March 25, 2020: Flowchart Added

We have added a quick reference flowchart breaking down step by step guidance for provider and patient safety, patient assessment and care, and decontamination and containment when caring for a patient with potential COVID-19 infection. Download a hi-res PDF file HERE. Keep in mind this protocol and flowchart may regularly change as we learn and […]

COVID-19 Protocol Update – 3.22.2020

Effective immediately, do not use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) on suspected COVID-19 Patients. Please review the protocol link regularly for the most up-to-date treatment guidance.

CSEMS Releases COVID-19 Protocol – Thursday, March 19, 2020: Monitor for Updates

CSEMS releases Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Protocol to be utilized for immediate use. Purpose: To provide guidance for the treatment and transportation of patients with confirmed or suspected exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) while mitigating the risk to providers and other patients. All patients with shortness of breath, cough, or fever should prompt appropriate […]