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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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 Submit Appendix A OEMS Guidance - Antigen Testing ProcessDownload ODEMSA Initial-Rollout-Antigen-Test-Kit-Distribution-ListDownload The links on the below page (located about halfway down the page) must be completed by EMS providers (EMT-I and EMT-P) interested in conducting Antigen Testing. View Testing Training Clinical performance characteristics of BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card, including specificity and sensitivity,... 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