ODEMSA Region Diversion Status

Click here to review the Regional Hospital Diversion Plan. Tap the Icon to call the PDC from your mobile device Update: September 26, 2021 - 10:00 PM The ODEMSA Region has been placed back on Stage 3 – “BLACK” Diversion Status.  This means at minimum 8 of the 25 hospitals in the ODEMSA region have... Continue Reading →

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Patient Distribution Center (PDC)

Attention EMS providers and EMS agencies: Please see the flyer for important reminders when contacting the Patient Distribution Center (PDC) during the ODEMSA Regional Code Black status. Please call the Patient Distribution Center for all transports to Emergency Departments in the ODEMSA region. This includes EMS agencies transporting from outside or surrounding councils into ODEMSA.

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ODEMSA VILT CE Course: Pediatric Trauma

The Old Dominion EMS Alliance’s monthly virtual continuing education program presents its offering for November 2021. This virtual course will provide (1) hour of Trauma for both ALS (Area 18) and BLS providers (Area 13). The course is free. Registration is required. See course flyer for additional requirements. To register, scan the QR code located... Continue Reading →

Regional Status Update 9/16/2021

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, the Old Dominion EMS Alliance held a special webinar to discuss the current status of the region. If you were not able to attend follow the link to the recording.

Measles Awareness

Measles is an acute viral respiratory illness and is one of the most contagious of all infectious diseases.  Up 90% of susceptible persons with close contact to a measles patient will develop measles. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or by airborne spread when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. Measles virus can remain... Continue Reading →

Patient Distribution EMS Feedback

In order to improve best practices surrounding regional patient distribution and the regional diversion activation, ODEMSA and the CVHC RHCC have created a feedback process to capture comments, requests, and concerns throughout the ODEMSA region. Please use this tool to let us know thoughts for improvement, concerns for follow up, and requests for consideration. Previous to... Continue Reading →

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!​

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