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Matthew Tatum named Henry County Public Safety Director

Matthew Tatum has been named the county’s new Director of Public Safety, effective June 1. He is being promoted to the post currently held by Rodney Howell, who is set to retire on the same date.

NAEMSE Instructor 1 in Virginia Beach
Virginnia Beach EMS is hosting a National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Instructor Course Level 1, July 24-26, 2015.  The National EMS Instructor Course, has been designed and developed in accordance with the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors & the National Education Standards. The course represents the didactic component and practical application of the educational process for EMS Educators. The content of this course aligns the NAEMSE developed modules with a basic introduction of concepts for all levels of experience as an EMS Educator. For additional Information please see NAEMSE Instructor Course and NAEMSE Va Beach Instructor I Flyer
OEMS Updates Provider Impression List on State Bridge
Virginia Office of EMS has updated (expanded) the list of Provider Impression on the State Bridge effective 5-1-15. The following is from the e-mail VaOEMS sent out 4-30-15.


Thank you for your patience.  We have completed setting up the new provider primary and secondary impressions.  We hope once users get used to the new list that it we be seen as an improvement to you ability to document EMS patient care.


Since the provide impression list is now around 225 (was 23 in PPDR) we grouped as many of the impressions together to help providers quickly find what they are looking for. Not every illness falls into a group, but the groups are:

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.

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.

For links to Regional, State and National information, please