ODEMSA VILT CE COURSE: Waveform Capnography Review

Presenter: Tiffany Almeida, NRP Training Director - Old Dominion EMS Alliance   CE Awarded: ALS: Area 19 - Medical (1) hour BLS: Area 14 - Medical (1) hour There are no fees for this course. See course flyer for further details and QR code to register. Alternatively, you may click the link below to register.... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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 Region Diversion Status

Update: August 29, 2021 - 02:15 PM Until further notice, the ODEMSA Region has been placed on Stage 3- "BLACK" Diversion Status.  This means at minimum 8 of the 26 hospitals in the ODEMSA region have reported diversions based upon their internal guidelines. This status allows for a coordinated disbursement of patients evenly throughout the... Continue Reading →

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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!​

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!

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 →

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