Virginia Dpt of Health: OEMS Vaccination Knowledge Assessment

EMS Providers,

The Virginia Department of Health has put out a training plan to incorporate EMS providers with the administration of the influenza and tdap vaccinations at

To participate, you’ll need to create a Train Virginia account, and search for the “VDH OEMS Vaccination Knowledge Assessment”. Once you select the course, there will be an option to “register” on the right side of the screen.

The VDH offers this summary for the training:

“This training plan assists Virginia certified EMS providers in obtaining updated vaccination information and completing the knowledge assessment needed to administer Influenza or TDAP vaccinations for the Virginia Department of Health.  The Vaccination Knowledge Assessment online and the in-person Vaccination Skills Assessment are REQUIREMENTS for EMS volunteers to be qualified to give vaccinations for VDH.

There are several options for content review in the 4 different sections.  You can choose to watch a webinar or recorded video or read the CDC "Pink Book".  Time to complete each module will depend on how long you spend reviewing the materials.  To go back to the assessment after you have reviewed the content, choose return to the course in TRAIN.

Each section has a corresponding 10-15 question quiz. You must pass each quiz with a score of 80% or greater.  Once you complete a quiz, TRAIN will email you a confirmation of your score. 

If you do not pass the quiz, please completely review the resource materials and videos and retake the quiz.  You will only have 2 attempts. If there is a need for retaking the training and post-test beyond two attempts, you will be required to complete in person training with the health department IAP or Nurse Supervisor. 

After passing all 4 sections, you'll need to complete an in person vaccination skills assessment conducted by a nurse at the local health department.  This will be coordinated with your Operational Medical Director (OMD) or Local Health District (LHD).

If you have any questions regarding completing this training plan, please contact the Office of EMS Emergency Operations Manager via e-mail: “


Notice about D50 availability

There is currently a shortage of D50 in our region, so both UVA and SMJH will be stocking ONE D50 in their drug boxes until line of supply improves. Boxes affected will be labeled on top (like the Atropine, Epi and Dopamine changes before). Please be aware of these changes as they are going into effect immediately. 

If there are questions, please contact TJEMS at 434-295-6146.


Louisa County Department of Fire & EMS hosts Super 8

Super 8

Date: July 22, 2017 – 0800 to 1700

Location: Louisa Volunteer Rescue Squad 83 Rescue Lane, Louisa


Immunological Diseases - 08:00 to 09:00 - Ali Akbar

At Risk Populations - 09:00 to 10:00 - Dana Racette

Pediatric Transports - 10:00 to 11:00 - Dana Racette

Endocrine - 11:00 to 12:00 - Adam Alford

Lunch Break - 12:00 to 13:00

Field Triage - 13:00 to 14:00 - Adam Alford

Fluid Resuscitation - 14:00 to 15:00 - Adam

Alford Rules and Regulations - 15:00 to 17:00 - Dr. George Lindbeck

CE’s:     ALS Categories 18, 19, 20, Ops

             BLS Categories 13, 14, 15, Ops

Instructor: Adam Alford, Ali Akbar, Dr. Lindbeck, D. Racette

Sign-Up: For anyone outside of Louisa the cost is $25.00 (checks only please, checks should be made out to Louisa County).

To register send e-mail to or call 540-967-3491.

Must sign up by July 19, 2017.

Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

UVA Prehospital offering AEMT to Intermediate

UVA Prehospital will be offering an AEMT-Intermediate Class August 8, 2017 - January 27, 2018. You must hold a current AEMT card to apply. Pretest will be approximately one hour in length. Application will be emailed once pretest is scheduled.
To sign up for pretest:


Central Shenandoah EMS Council, Inc. is hiring

Job Announcement: Executive Director

This is a full time exempt position that reports to the Board of Directors. This position is 95% administrative and 5% ancillary duties with a semi-flexible work schedule that will involve some evenings and weekends. Frequent travel inside and outside the Council region will be required.

The Executive Director, as the chief executive officer, is responsible to the Council Board of Directors and Executive Committee for organizing, planning, coordinating, directing, and evaluating the efforts of the staff in developing, implementing and managing the policies, plans, and programs necessary to achieve the stated goals and objectives of the CSEMS Council. Additional responsibilities include maintenance and development of regional protocols, administration and management of the region’s performance improvement (PI) and trauma performance improvement (TPI) plan, coordination of the regional preceptor program, oversight of the regional pharmacy and drug box program, and supervision of all staff.

Master's degree (preferred) or Bachelor’s (required) in Public Health, Health Administration, Public Administration, Hospital Administration, Community Planning or related areas or the equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities plus progressively responsible managerial and supervisory experience in health care planning or other related administrative fields.

Additionally, possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and programs related to emergency medical services systems; • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse interest groups to obtain and maintain desired cooperation and coordination of effort and to interpret, articulate and communicate the purpose, rationale, goals, and objectives of emergency medical services as related to the region served. • National Registered paramedic, preferred but not required.

Closing Date • July 31, 2017 at 5:00PM

Apply by Visiting •

No Cost Grant for Nasal Naloxone

The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is announcing a NO COST grant opportunity to licensed EMS agencies fornasal naloxone to be administered by EMS personnel.  The EMS agency applying for this grant opportunity must either have a controlled substance registration (CSR) OR the operational medical director (OMD) must provide authorization for shipment of naloxone, their drug enforcement agency (DEA) number and an address for the medication to be shipped to on behalf of the awarded agency.

•             Applications for funding are available through the EMS-Grant Information Funding Tool (E-GIFT), along with the NNEA User Guide available on the OEMS website at

•             Applications must be received through E-GIFT with all appropriate e-signatures by the application deadline, September 29, 2017.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please check our website: OR contact Amanda Davis, grants manager, or 804-888-9106.


Candidates wanted........

Position Type: Full Time
Posted Date: 6/14/17
Open until position(s) filled

Wintergreen Fire and Rescue is seeking motivated candidates to join our team. We're a dynamic organization that strives to provide the best EMS and fire services to the community of Wintergreen and surrounding Nelson and Augusta Counties.   

We handle the trauma and call volume associated with a popular ski resort, the high-angle rescue associated with the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the incredible challenge which comes from transport times averaging 40 minutes as we transport to 4 different hospitals in 3 different regions. 

Candidates must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license, high school diploma (or equivalent) and must be nineteen (19) years of age or older. Certifications Required Upon Employment: Nationally Registered AEMT, NREMT-I, or Virginia EMT-I (Nationally Registered EMT-P/NRP is preferred), EVOC Class 3, and Fire Fighter I.  Fire Fighter II and Aerial Operator preferred. 

Candidates will provide emergency medical care, respond to fire alarms and other emergencies as required; extinguish fires and protect life and property against the hazards of fire; exercise prudent use, care and maintenance of fire/rescue apparatus and property; and operate fire/rescue apparatus. Will perform other related work as required/assigned. Candidates will work a 24/48 schedule.

All candidates are required to successfully complete the Wintergreen Fire and Rescue PAT within the first year of hire and will be tested every six (6) months thereafter. For more information and details on the PAT and position requirements, refer to our website; All Wintergreen employees must sign a non-tobacco use agreement as well as successfully complete drug screens. 

Pay and benefits are competitive within our region and dependent upon qualifications.

Interested applicants should submit your resume to Mike Riddle, Chief of EMS Operations via email at


Mike Riddle, Firefighter/Paramedic
Chief of EMS Operations
Wintergreen Fire & Rescue
Phone: (434) 325-2200, ext: 9271
Cell: (540) 292-1629

Full-time Firefighter/EMT/Medic Opportunity

Firefighter/EMT and Medic Opportunities:

The Louisa County Department of Fire and EMS is now accepting applications for current and future Full-time Firefighter/EMT and Medic opportunities.

In order to be considered, candidates must submit a completed application to the County of Louisa Human Resources Department; complete a written exam, physical ability testing and a formal interview process.

The application process will remain open until 5:00 PM, June 30, 2017.

Minimum requirements include:

• VDFP. Firefighter 1 and 2

• VDFP Haz-Mat Operations

• VOEMS EMT- Basic (or higher)


Salary will depend on experience, education and training, with a minimum salary/FLSA range between $38,584.60 - $43,353.58 in addition to a very competitive/comprehensive benefits package as well as career development opportunities.

Online applications and a full job description can be accessed through the link below.

Patient Care Report Documentation and Data Submission - Revised Policy

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 or 804-888-9131.

Web Based CE

Web Based CE

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.

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