PEARL #1 in Protocol 6-4: Shoulder Dystocia has been removed at the request of the ODEMSA Medical Direction Committee. An updated version of this protocol can be found on under "Services" and "Regional Documents/Forms" and on the ODEMSA smartphone app. Click on this post to view the announcement.
The Old Dominion EMS Alliance, in partnership with VCU Center for Trauma and Critical Care Education, will offer an Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course at Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad on November 5th and 6th, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day. Please see the course flyer for additional information, including a QR code... Continue Reading →
On March 21, 2022, the Virginia Office of EMS announced a partnership with Vector Solutions to deliver free continuing education to Virginia EMS providers. Select the following link to be redirected to the Virginia Office of EMS webpage. Read the webpage carefully and follow all instructions to reduces errors. Click here to learn more!
To view the new Traumatic Cardiac Arrest protocol (Protocol 4-15), click this post and scroll down. Protocol 4-15 can also be found and viewed on the ODEMSA smartphone app.
The the PTAP v2021 has been released and is now available. There is now an EMS and Hospital version. The PTAP is designed to train preceptors on how to successfully precept EMS students from any accredited EMS programs in the ODEMSA region.
Beginning October 1, 2020, Terbutaline will be added to ODEMSA drug boxes. Click on the links below for Terbutaline information including education, medication reference sheet and the updated respiratory distress protocol with Terbutaline (3-11a) during COVID-19. Terbutaline Education Download Terbutaline Medication Reference Download Respiratory-Asthma/COPD with Terbutaline (Protocol 3-11a) During COVID-19Download
Please click the link below to open the Virginia Office of EMS - EMS Transportation to Alternate Sites White Paper.Per the Office of EMS, the white paper provides guidance for EMS regarding transportation, protocols and funding to alternate sites in order to reduce volume on facilities during COVID -19. EMS-Transport to Alternate Sites White Paper