To view the new Traumatic Cardiac Arrest protocol (Protocol 4-15), click this post and scroll down. Protocol 4-15 can also be found and viewed on the ODEMSA smartphone app.
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".
Regional Status Update 9/16/2021
On Thursday, September 16, 2021, the Old Dominion EMS Alliance held a special webinar to discuss the current status of the region. If you were not able to attend follow the link to the recording.
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 Pediatric Readiness Research Project
In an effort to improve pediatric readiness for EMS, this voluntary survey aims to identify possible barriers in the pre-hospital setting. You are invited to participate in a research study about pediatric readiness of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. The researchers will collect information about your EMS background experience as well as your comfort with pediatric patients with an anonymous, voluntary survey. The survey can easily be completed in a few minutes. Your input could ultimately help improve the emergency care of a child. Thank you!
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!
Upcoming 2022 CPR Programs
ODEMSA will be providing a AHA BLS CPR, hosted at the ODEMSA Training Center the last Wednesday of each month starting at 6pm.
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 After reviewing the below document and having your EMS Physician complete Appendix A you may click on the "SUBMIT APPENDIX A" button to complete the online form and submit the Appendix A page along with other required information. OEMS Guidance - Antigen Testing ProcessDownload Submit Appendix A The links on the below... Continue Reading →
VDH: COVID-19 Vaccination Educational Opportunities for Healthcare Providers
VDH is holding educational opportunities specifically programmed for healthcare professionals involved with COVID-19 vaccination management. For a listing of upcoming opportunities see the ODEMSA Calendar or read more for links.