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ZOLL LifeVest

Have you heard about the ZOLL LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator?  People who live in our region are wearing these life saving devices.  Cardiac patients awaiting Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) are fitted with these while they await their ICD.  Just like patients with ICDs, we are able to treat patients who have these by following a few simple instructions and safety precautions.
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OMD Workshop

Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (VaCEP) and WVEMS will be hosting an OMD Workshop Wednesday April 15, 2015 at the The Danville Area Training,  630 Randolph St. Danville, VA.  A lunch will be served at 12:00 pm and the workshop will begin at 1:00 pm. Items to be covered are, OEMS representative will cover OEMS/OMD specific matters, latest research projects effecting pre-hospital care and a discussion of challenges to the OMD today.
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EVD Information Update

The Virginia Department of Health along with others continue to monitor people coming into the states from those countries that stricken with the severe outbreaks of the Ebola Virus last year.

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2015 Regional EMS Awards - Nominations Open!

regional award logo and taglineNominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Regional EMS Awards!  Showcase your agency, your outstanding providers, your OMD, nurses, educators and others who are deserving of consideration for an award. Our Regional winners are automatically nominated for the prestigious Governor's Award in their respective category, which are given in November at the OEMS Symposium in Norfolk.  Nomination Forms for all categories can be found below by clicking Read More Please submit nominations by May 7, 2015

 

 

Once again, you have the opportunity to nominate someone for the Regional "WVEMS Benny Summerlin Award for Service to Local Government"  This is a very special award intended to honor someone who has demonstrated a 25-year commitment to service to EMS and other areas of local government in the ethical and dedicated manner demonstrated by Benny Summerlin. Summerlin, former WVEMS president and Henry County Administrator, was active in EMS and public service for nearly 40 years. Unfortunately, he died at the young age of 53.


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REVISED Pharmacy Administration Record

Several weeks ago, the WVEMS and BREMS councils rolled out a new Pharmacy Administration Record form. Here is a poster of the form with notations of changes from the prior version. Physician signatures are required only for narcotics, and for meds administered per on-line medical control orders. Non-narcotic meds administered by standing order per adopted regional protocols do not require physician signatures. IMPORTANT: All meds administered must be listed on the form, and the check-box for S (standing order) or O (on-line medical control order) MUST be completed.

USE CAUTION When Restocking IV Fluids at Hospitals

We have been advised that some hospitals in our region have started using Normosol R IV fluids in their Emergency Department. 0.9 Sodium Chloride (Normal Saline), is still available for EMS restock. PLEASE pay close attention as you obtain your restock supplies, to be sure that you get Normal Saline for restocking.

Upcoming Events From Our Calendar

Consolidated Test Site - Rocky Mount
April 18, 2015 (8:30 am - 1:30 pm)
Pre-Registration is Required for all sites - NO EXCEPTIONS
Registration deadline is 10 days before...
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BLS CE - Franklin County
April 25, 2015 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
BLS Category 1 CE  Areas 02, 03, 04
Franklin County Public Safety Training Center  1516 Franklin...
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BLS CE - Franklin County
May 02, 2015 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
BLS Category 1 CE  Areas 04, 05, 06
Franklin County Public Safety Training Center  1516 Franklin...
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Consolidated Test Site - Blacksburg
May 02, 2015 (8:30 am - 1:30 pm)
Pre-Registration is Required for all sites - NO EXCEPTIONS
Registration deadline is 10 days before...
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BLS CE - Franklin County
May 09, 2015 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
BLS Category 1 CE  Areas 07, 08, 09, 10
Franklin County Public Safety Training Center  1516...
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Consolidated Test Site - Danville
May 16, 2015 (8:30 am - 1:30 pm)
Pre-Registration is Required for all sites - NO EXCEPTIONS
Registration deadline is 10 days before...
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Trauma Perfromance Improvement
June 11, 2015 (10:00 am - 11:00 am)
WVEMS Roanoke Office
1944 Peters Creek Rd NW
Roanoke, VA...
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