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 →

Fall 2019 Protocol Update

There are a number of protocols that have been updated. Below is a video and list of the protocols that were changed. Thank you for all you do! Protocols have been updated on the website, ODEMSA app, and can be found below. Questions about the protocols? Comment below! 2.5-Aortic-Dissection-_-AAADownload 3.3-Allergic-Reaction-and-AnaphylaxisDownload 3.11-Respiratory-DistressDownload 4.13- Adult Spinal-Motion-RestrictionDownload 10.6-Pediatric-SMRDownload... Continue Reading →

VAN Education Video

Thanks to our partners at CJW for making such an excellent educational resource! We encourage all providers to watch and learn more about VAN, the LVO stroke scale used in ODEMSA. ODEMSA is proud to have excellent stroke care available throughout the region. Our Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the region are:VCU Medical CenterHCA Johnston-Willis HospitalBon... Continue Reading →

Department of Environmental Quality Pharmaceutical Rule

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 →

**Drug Box Change Alert**

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 →

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 →

NREMT Paramedic Tests

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 →

EMS Patient Follow Up

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 →

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