Med-Flight Temporarily Reducing Coverage Hours

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.  

ODEMSA Region Diversion Status

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".

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 →

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!

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 →

VHASS Diversion Status Page

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.

New Medication Alert: Terbutaline coming to drug boxes October 1, 2020

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

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