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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.
Click here to review the Regional Hospital Diversion Plan. Update: September 25, 2021 - 11:00 AM The ODEMSA Region has been downgraded to Stage 1 - “Green” Diversion Status and normal EMS operations may resume. There is no longer a need to call the PDC at this time. Please continue to contact your PSAP or... Continue Reading →
ODEMSA will be providing a AHA BLS CPR, hosted at the ODEMSA Training Center the last Wednesday of each month starting at 6pm.
The Old Dominion EMS Alliance, in partnership with VCU Center for Trauma and Critical Care Education, will be providing a Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course on October 9 & 10, 2021 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The course will be located at Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad (1101 Horsepen Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229). Please... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
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!
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!
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.