EMS Clinical Field Rotation Sites

We are happy to announce that we now have a listing of EMS Clinical Field Rotation Sites for the region. If you or someone you know needs to complete field rotations on an ambulance check out this NEW listing!

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EMS Pediatric Readiness Research Project

In an effort to improve pediatric readiness for EMS, this voluntary survey aims to identify possible barriers in the pre-hospital setting. You are invited to participate in a research study about pediatric readiness of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. The researchers will collect information about your EMS background experience as well as your comfort with pediatric patients with an anonymous, voluntary survey. The survey can easily be completed in a few minutes. Your input could ultimately help improve the emergency care of a child. Thank you!​

Preceptor Training for Accredited Programs (PTAP)

The Preceptor Training for Accredited Programs (PTAP) is intended for preceptors who will be precepting EMS students from the region's accredited programs. The Preceptor Training for Accredited Programs (PTAP) is not intended to be used to precept EMS providers seeking field clearance at their respective agency. If you plan on working with students from an accredited program you will need to complete this online training program.

OEMS Announces Updates to Statewide Data System

OEMS recently announced that in conjunction with Virginia’s EMS System, the Western Virginia EMS Council recently partnered with ESO to build a comprehensive, statewide network to better collect and track healthcare and public safety data from EMS agencies, fire departments and hospitals. This will allow the system to really lean into data across the entire patient journey... Continue Reading →

Regional Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Cards Distribution

Documents & Submissions Submit Appendix A OEMS Guidance - Antigen Testing ProcessDownload ODEMSA Initial-Rollout-Antigen-Test-Kit-Distribution-ListDownload The links on the below page (located about halfway down the page) must be completed by EMS providers (EMT-I and EMT-P) interested in conducting Antigen Testing. View Testing Training Clinical performance characteristics of BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card, including specificity and sensitivity,... Continue Reading →

VHASS Diversion Status Page

For security reasons, the ODEMSA App and website's "public-facing" Diversion Status page will not be available to providers for the foreseeable future. We are working with our partners to re-establish this vital resource and, if needed, find a comparable replacement. We thank you for your understanding.

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