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Beginning tomorrow May 19th UVA pharmacy will stock three 1 mg Atropine syringes in the drug box. This replaces the current four syringes of Atropine. A sticker will be placed on each box to reflect this change.
Due to a national shortage of epinephrine there will be a change in the quantity of vials in the drug box. Effective immediately, there will be four 1 mg/10mL vials instead of eight. Any box that has the new amount will have this sticker on it. We will let you know when this situation changes.
The Virginia Office of EMS (OEMS) recently updated its policy regarding Patient Care Reports (PCR) and data submission requirements. The revised agency policy regarding the completion of a PCR for Virginia EMS agencies is effective July 1, 2017, and remains in effect until acted on by the OEMS. This policy applies to all categories of Virginia EMS agencies (911, non-emergency, ground, air, etc.)
Please review this updated policy at: Patient Care Report Documentation and Data Submission.
For more information or questions about this revised policy, please contact Regulation and Compliance Manager Michael Berg at Michael.Berg@vdh.virginia.gov or 804-888-9131.
The FDA has issued a recall on Lifepak 1000. The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall.
For more information, click on the link below.
Thomas Jefferson EMS Council offers American Heart Association (AHA) eLearning CPR as an alternative to traditional classroom training, a great option for re-certifications or anyone needing the flexibility to complete the course on their schedule.Read More
The Virginia Office of EMS publishes resources on the availability of continuing education (CE) programs which can be completed online through approved third party vendors. According to OEMS polices, online CE is only accepted from the following CE vendors as they have applied for and met stringent reporting and course content requirements as set forth by OEMS. Courses completed by providers on non-approved websites will not receive credit towards their certification.Read More