CSEMS 2020 Regional EMS Award Winners – Presented LIVE on Facebook

Congratulations to all of CSEMS 2020 Regional EMS Award Winners – Presented LIVE on Facebook! As most plans and events in 2020 have required some creative adaptation due to COVID-19, this year’s award presentations were much different than ones in the past. Throughout the week of Monday, August 10, 2020 – Wednesday, August 12, 2020 our […]

COVIDWISE – Use Your Phone to Fight COVID-19: Virginia’s Phone App Available NOW!

Download Virginia’s free COVIDWISE Exposure Notifications app to help protect your community while protecting your privacy. Virginia is the first state in the U.S. to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google. Your Privacy is Protected Enabling exposure notifications is your choice. It can be disabled by you at any time. It must be enabled […]

City of Waynesboro Emergency Communications Center Adds Text-2-911 Feature

The City of Waynesboro Emergency Communications Center has added the capability of receiving 911 Emergency Calls by Text. The City of Waynesboro Emergency Communications Center has added the capability of receiving 911 Emergency Calls by Text. Commonly referred to as Text-2-911, this technology allows anyone with a text capable cell phone to text 911 to […]

Virginia Office of EMS Welcomes Brandon Havens, as the Central Shenandoah EMS Technical Resource Specialist

You may have seen a new name and face pop up in your virtual meetings as he has wasted no time diving into regional projects. It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you our newest Virginia Office of EMS staff member at the CSEMS office, Brandon Havens, effective June 10. Brandon is the […]

FDA Advises Consumers Not to Use Hand Sanitizer Products Manufactured by Eskbiochem

[6/19/2020] FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. FDA has identified the following products manufactured by Eskbiochem: All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01) Esk Biochem […]

CDC & FEMA COVID-19 Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season

CDC Launches New Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19 Website Preparing for natural disasters, especially during hurricane season can be stressful. During a pandemic, such as COVID-19 it can be more so. CDC has launched a new website, Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19, that provides information on how to be prepared before a natural […]

Check Your Symptoms, Find a Test, Get Answers – COVIDCHECK

If you’re feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the sooner you act the better. Start with these resources to help protect yourself, your family, and your friends as we all work to stop the spread. Post expires at 9:00am on Wednesday July 1st, 2020

VDH OEMS Urge You to Still Seek Help in an Emergency During COVID-19

While all of us are being asked to stay home to protect ourselves during this COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know that if you have a time-sensitive medical emergency you need to get help immediately. That means going to the Emergency Room (ER) right away. So what is a time-sensitive emergency? A heart attack, […]

Drug Box Decontamination Process Released

Please review the documents at the link below. We have developed a drug box decontamination process in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers should be familiar with the process and will be required to sign a statement that this process has been strictly followed when exchanging drug boxes. Provider Checklist/Flowchart Provider Certification Statement Combined Checklist 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.