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 →
Due to COVID-19, all scheduled Consolidated Test Sites (CTS) within the Commonwealth are canceled through December 31, 2020.
This study is being organized by an EMS provider, an undergraduate Professional Science major at Virginia Commonwealth University, who is interested in gathering the opinions of other providers regarding current pelvic immobilization techniques and training protocols. Your opinions and background are valuable, and we thank you for considering completing this survey. We estimate the survey... Continue Reading →
Please click the below link to be taken to a webinar recorded by the department addressing the new rule as well as regulatory background information. Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Webinar Thanks to Lisa Ellis, Hazardous Waste Compliance Coordinator, for the link and related information! Summary: Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals- Sewering BanUpdated- August 28th, 2019 Effective August 23rd,... Continue Reading →
Greetings from ODEMSA, Over the last couple months the prefilled epinephrine syringes have gone back under shortage. Due to this, regional pharmacies may begin placing the "epi kits" in the boxes as need arises. These will come in the form of a 1mg/1ml ampule/vial of epinephrine, a syringe, filter needle, and 10ml vial of normal... Continue Reading →
Do you need to take your Paramedic psychomotor test? Do you know someone who does? ODEMSA is offering two practical tests for paramedic students only in May. Please use the link below to view the registration information and test fees. We offer a laid-back testing environment with lunch provided, and a hearty well-done handshake. If... Continue Reading →
Do you want to follow up on a patient you've taken to the hospital? ODEMSA has worked with area hospitals to set up a system for follow up! Dropped off a Trauma/STEMI/Stroke and want to know what happened? Get follow up on any patient! Fill out the form below that can be found here on... Continue Reading →
Tired of filling out forms? Of taking the risk of a paper cut? ODEMSA is too! Which is why we have a new online library for all of our training equipment! It has everything you would want from a library lending system, it’s online and has equipment! Click here to learn more