ODEMSA Region Diversion Status

Click here to review the Regional Hospital Diversion Plan. Tap the Icon to call the PDC from your mobile device Update: September 26, 2021 - 10:00 PM The ODEMSA Region has been placed back on Stage 3 – “BLACK” Diversion Status.  This means at minimum 8 of the 25 hospitals in the ODEMSA region have... Continue Reading →

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.

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 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 →

Regional Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Cards Distribution

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 →

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

2019 ODEMSA Regional EMS Council Award Winners Announced

Click Here to Download the PDF Version The 2019 Old Dominion EMS Alliance (ODEMSA) Regional EMS Council Award winners were announced at the 2019 ODEMSA Regional EMS Council Awards Ceremony at Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA. Executive Director Heidi Hooker recognized 12 outstanding EMS providers and organizations from across Virginia Planning Districts 13, 14, 15,... Continue Reading →

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