Nominations for the 2020 Regional EMS Awards are Now Open!

Click Here for More Info and to Nominate Today! The Old Dominion Emergency Medical Services Alliance (ODEMSA) and the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Service (OEMS) proudly present the 2020 ODEMSA Regional EMS Awards. OEMS established the Regional EMS Awards program to recognize outstanding achievement of EMS Healthcare Providers at the regional level. The submission... Continue Reading →

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CE Dinner being held on Tuesday, November 21st, at HDH Forest.

Job Listing – Paramedics Only

ODEMSA is looking to hire two new people to join our team! The position of Training Director and Program Coordinator are both opening up and we are looking for self motivated paramedics to apply. Training Director Details Summary:The Training Director is responsible for preparing, facilitating, monitoring, evaluating and documenting training activities sponsored by ODEMSA. This... Continue Reading →

Fall 2019 Protocol Update

There are a number of protocols that have been updated. Below is a video and list of the protocols that were changed. Thank you for all you do! Protocols have been updated on the website, ODEMSA app, and can be found below. Questions about the protocols? Comment below! 2.5-Aortic-Dissection-_-AAADownload 3.3-Allergic-Reaction-and-AnaphylaxisDownload 3.11-Respiratory-DistressDownload 4.13- Adult Spinal-Motion-RestrictionDownload 10.6-Pediatric-SMRDownload... Continue Reading →

VAN Education Video

Thanks to our partners at CJW for making such an excellent educational resource! We encourage all providers to watch and learn more about VAN, the LVO stroke scale used in ODEMSA. ODEMSA is proud to have excellent stroke care available throughout the region. Our Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the region are:VCU Medical CenterHCA Johnston-Willis HospitalBon... Continue Reading →

Department of Environmental Quality Pharmaceutical Rule

Please click the below link to be taken to a webinar recorded by the department addressing the new rule as well as regulatory background information. Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Webinar Thanks to Lisa Ellis, Hazardous Waste Compliance Coordinator, for the link and related information! Summary: Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals- Sewering BanUpdated- August 28th, 2019 Effective August 23rd,... Continue Reading →

**Drug Box Change Alert**

Greetings from ODEMSA, Over the last couple months the prefilled epinephrine syringes have gone back under shortage. Due to this, regional pharmacies may begin placing the "epi kits" in the boxes as need arises. These will come in the form of a 1mg/1ml ampule/vial of epinephrine, a syringe, filter needle, and 10ml vial of normal... Continue Reading →

Orange is Coming

Starting on July 1, 2019, Bon Secours facilities will begin to change their linen color from purple to orange/pink. Don't worry though, all hospitals will still exchange linens on a one for one exchange. See the flyer for more details.

2019 ODEMSA Regional EMS Council Award Winners Announced

Click Here to Download the PDF Version The 2019 Old Dominion EMS Alliance (ODEMSA) Regional EMS Council Award winners were announced at the 2019 ODEMSA Regional EMS Council Awards Ceremony at Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA. Executive Director Heidi Hooker recognized 12 outstanding EMS providers and organizations from across Virginia Planning Districts 13, 14, 15,... Continue Reading →

NREMT Paramedic Tests

Do you need to take your Paramedic psychomotor test? Do you know someone who does? ODEMSA is offering two practical tests for paramedic students only in May. Please use the link below to view the registration information and test fees. We offer a laid-back testing environment with lunch provided, and a hearty well-done handshake. If... Continue Reading →

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