Due to pilot shortages, the Virginia State Police Med-Flight programs in Chesterfield and Abingdon are temporarily reducing coverage in their respective regions from 24 hours a day to 16 hours. The Med-Flight program will operate from 0800-2400 hours each day.
Help us recognize the best in the region by nominating a colleague for a Regional EMS Award. Through May 1, you can submit your nomination for one or more colleagues for the chance to receive one of twelve ODEMSA Regional EMS Awards. High School Seniors also have the opportunity to apply for an award along with a $1,000 scholarship.
As of 5:00 PM today (January 28, 2022), the ODEMSA Diversion Pilot has ended, the PDC for diversion purposes has been demobilized, and the ODEMSA Hospital Diversion Plan has been suspended. For full details regarding this click "Read More".
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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!
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 →
Documents & Submissions After reviewing the below document and having your EMS Physician complete Appendix A you may click on the "SUBMIT APPENDIX A" button to complete the online form and submit the Appendix A page along with other required information. OEMS Guidance - Antigen Testing ProcessDownload Submit Appendix A The links on the below... Continue Reading →
For security reasons, the ODEMSA App and website's "public-facing" Diversion Status page will not be available to providers for the foreseeable future. We are working with our partners to re-establish this vital resource and, if needed, find a comparable replacement. We thank you for your understanding.
12 Regional EMS Award Winners were Announced via Facebook LIVE in a Mock News Broadcast that Highlighted Each Category The 2020 Old Dominion Emergency Medical Service Alliance (ODEMSA) Regional EMS Award winners were announced at the 2020 ODEMSA Regional EMS Council Awards Ceremony on Facebook LIVE on November 2, 2020. The event was presented as... Continue Reading →
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