Zika Virus Disease (Zika)

thezikavirus1.jpeg_1718483346During 2015, Brazil reported an increasing incidence of infants born with microcephaly. With a temporal relationship to the emergence of Zika virus infections in the country, questions were raised regarding a never seen before potential association between Zika virus and microcephaly.

On January 19, 2016, following these concerning reports, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report entitled “Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak.” In late January, Virginia received confirmation of its first imported case of Zika virus infection. Even though it is not mosquito season in Virginia, it is important for EMS providers to be aware of Zika virus, including its potential impacts to pregnant women and their babies, to assure proper counseling to your patients.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zika Virus Disease Information

Interim Guidelines from CDC

Virginia Department of Health

This situation continues to evolve and information is subject to change. For additional information and recent updates, see CDC’s Zika webpage for health care providers:

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nremt_logoEmergency Medical Technician (Harrisonburg) – The Central Shenandoah EMS Council will offer a traditional Emergency Medical Technician program at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA starting in January 2016 and concluding in May 2016.  The program is open to members of the community as well as college students.  The program designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care. This course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on the JMU campus.
This course is full. You may be interested in our online/hybrid EMT classes with labs conducted at our training center in Staunton, VA. Click here for more information!


nremt_logoEmergency Medical Technician (Buena Vista/Rockbridge Co.) – The Central Shenandoah EMS Council will offer a traditional Emergency Medical Technician program at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, VA starting in January 2016 and concluding in May 2016.  The program is open to members of the community as well as college students.  The program designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care. This course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM on the SVU campus.


online-emt-eventOnline Emergency Medical Technician – The Central Shenandoah EMS Council will offer two online EMT programs starting August 27, 2016.  Both courses require participation in online classroom activities, on-site hands-on skill training at the training center in Staunton and field internship. Virginia certification requires successful completion of a standardized cognitive and psychomotor skills examination. 

Track 1 (Integrated Labs) offers mandatory practical lab sessions conducted throughout the program on weeknights and is referred to as the “Integrated Labs” course. The lab sessions are conducted at the CSEMS Training Center in Staunton, VA from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm on the following dates: September 19, 26, October 17, 24, 31, November 2, 7, 14, 16, 28 and 30. Additionally, one Saturday session will be conducted on December 10 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. A mandatory in-person orientation will be conducted on August 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the CSEMS Training Center in Staunton, VA.

Track 2 (SatLabs) offers mandatory practical lab sessions conducted on Saturdays throughout the program and is referred to as the “SatLabs” course. The lab sessions are conducted at the CSEMS Training Center in Staunton, VA from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on the following dates: October 1, 22, November 5, 19, December 3 and 10. A mandatory online orientation will be conducted via a webinar on August 30, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.


nremt_logoEmergency Medical Technician (Harrisonburg/JMU) – The Central Shenandoah EMS Council will offer a traditional Emergency Medical Technician program at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA starting August 24, 2016 and concluding December 14, 2016.  The program designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care. This program will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and one Saturday (12/10).


nremt_logoEmergency Medical Technician (Rockbridge/SVU) – The Central Shenandoah EMS Council will offer a traditional Emergency Medical Technician program at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, VA starting August 23, 2016 and concluding December 14, 2016.  The program designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care. This program will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and four Saturdays (8/27, 9/17, 10/22, 12/10).


nremt_logoEmergency Medical Technician (Bath County) – The Central Shenandoah EMS Council will offer a traditional Emergency Medical Technician program at the Bath County High School in Hot Springs, VA starting August 3, 2016 and concluding January 18, 2017.  The program designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care. This program will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

 


als_education_accredited_2015_featuredIntermediate Program (Staunton/CSEMS) – The Central Shenandoah EMS Council will conduct an accredited Intermediate program that will be held Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. The program will be held at the CSEMS Council Education Center at 2312 W. Beverley St. in Staunton, VA. The course will start on August 29, 2016 and end June 14, 2017. The psychomotor examination will be conducted June 24, 2017. The Intermediate program offers enrollment for both EMT and Advanced EMT certified providers. Completion of an online ALS entrance examination is required during the application process. Register for the entrance exam by clicking the following link. Click one of the links below to register for the entrance exam.  Download the application packet and carefully follow the instructions to ensure a complete application is submitted to CSEMS by the deadline.