COVID-19 Protocol Update

For agencies using CSEMS regional protocols, Online Medical Control is no longer required for nebulized medications. Full PPE is required and effective during administration of nebulized medication, and providers should assure adequate ventilation, including keeping the exhaust fan on high with the HVAC on high in non-recirculating mode (See Transport Precautions). CSEMS COVID-19 Supplemental Protocol […]

Drug Box Alert! 3ml Syringes with 21G needle – no safety needle

Augusta Health is having trouble getting any gauge safety needle.  Most products are on backorder.  Select regional boxes may now contain 3ml syringes with a 21G precision glide needle attached.  These are not safety needles.  As soon as the backorder resolves the pharmacy will go back to the preferred product. Please use caution and follow […]

VACCINES ARE COMING! Medical Directors in the CSEMS region join forces with the Central Shenandoah Health District for a Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall for EMS Providers

Watch the recorded presentation below! Post expires at 9:56am on Sunday January 31st, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine for EMS Providers

The Virginia Office of EMS is trying to determine Va. EMS providers’ perspective on receiving an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine and is investigating vaccine hesitancy. The survey will take 1 to 5 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.  Survey on EMS Provider Vaccine Perspective (you can also copy and past into your browser). […]

T-Mobile – Connecting Heroes: FREE Unlimited Service for First Responder Agencies

Keeping our First Responder Agencies Connected T-Mobile is providing first responder agencies with the FREE nationwide 5G access they need, helping these frontline heroes at the most critical times. T-Mobile is Pledging $7.7B Over the Next 10 Years We know first responder agencies face tough budget decisions, but they shouldn’t have to decide between critical […]

COVID-19: Understand and Identify Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress

Responding to disasters can be both rewarding and stressful. Knowing that you have stress and coping with it as you respond will help you stay well, and this will allow you to keep helping those who are affected. Sources of stress for emergency responders may include witnessing human suffering, risk of personal harm, intense workloads, […]