MAJOR CHANGE to new ambulance unloading and parking area at UVA starting May 31, 2015

MAJOR CHANGE to new ambulance unloading and parking area at UVA starting May 31, 2015

The new ambulance unloading and parking area had a MAJOR change from drawings that went out previously.  There will be 3 lanes.  The middle lane is the "thru" lane and the right and left lanes are the parking lanes.  The parking lanes may require parallel parking if 2 ambulances are already in place.  See two attachments.

Ambulances over 10 feet in height will have to park in the area next to Lee Street labeled for oversized vehicles because they will not fit under the canopy.

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Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services Trauma/Critical Care Coordinator

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services Trauma/Critical Care Coordinator

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services

Trauma/Critical Care Coordinator

Role Title: Prog Admin Specialist II - 19212

Position Number: EM025

Job Posting Number: 1012562

Salary: Negotiable - $78,000.00

Job description: Focus of this full-time salaried position is to ensure state-of-the-art acute care for the ill or injured and ensure that acute care services are well integrated into the emergency medical services (EMS) systems. A secondary need to include the prevention and rehabilitation of persons throughout the age spectrum related to areas of focus. The Trauma/Critical Care Coordinator (TCCC) will coordinate a statewide system of care for acutely ill or injured persons through the development and implementation of a Statewide Trauma Triage Plan and Statewide Stroke Triage Plan. Promotes goals and objectives to public, private, and non-profit organizations to include: designated trauma centers and stroke centers, hospitals, regional EMS councils, EMS agencies, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Assoc. and others. Coordinate the Virginia trauma system including the trauma center designation program, trauma triage, trauma center fund, and other related activities. The TCCC will serve as staff to the Trauma System Oversight and Management Committee of the state EMS Advisory Board and its sub-committees and workgroups.

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EMT Course Starting August 3rd, 2016 Mon/Wed Evenings 6:30-10p at TJEMS

EMT Course Starting August 3rd, 2016 Mon/Wed Evenings 6:30-10p at TJEMS

The Thomas Jefferson EMS Council will be conducting an Emergency Medical Technician course starting August 3, 2016 at Thomas Jefferson EMS Council, Inc., Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Where: 2205 Fontaine Ave. Suite 303, Charlottesville, VA 22903
When: Monday and Wednesday evenings, as well as on-line assignments
Times: 1830 (630 pm) – 2200 (1000 pm)
Starts: Wednesday August 3, 2016
End date/Test date: Saturday December 17, 2016
Cost: $750 Cost includes all cost associated with course, no refunds after 3rd class
To Register:  Call TJEMS at 434-295-6146
Registration Ends:
  July 20, 2016                        
Payment is required by:  August 1, 2016

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NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS BEGIN SUNDAY EVENING AT RT. 29-RIO RD. PROJECT

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS BEGIN SUNDAY EVENING AT RT. 29-RIO RD. PROJECT

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS BEGIN SUNDAY EVENING AT RT. 29-RIO RD. PROJECT
Major construction of grade-separated intersection begins; detours will be posted
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Construction on the Rio Road grade-separated intersection will shift into high gear at 8 p.m. Sunday and motorists will see major traffic pattern changes that will affect travel through the project during the summer.
 
On Route 29 north and south of the Rio Road intersection:
•         Between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. there will be two lanes southbound and three lanes northbound
•         Right turns onto Rio Road will be permitted at all times
•         No left turns at the intersection at any time
•         Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. there will be at least one lane open both northbound and southbound
•         All business entrances will remain open during business hours

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Registered Nurse Opportunity at UVA

Registered Nurse Opportunity at UVA

UVA Emergency Department is a level One Trauma Center with four adult trauma bays and
two pediatric trauma bays. We offer emergency service specialties in:
■■ Neuro-sciences
■■ Specialized Heart and Vascular Center
■■ Accredited Chest Pain Center
■■ Transplant - 24/7
■■ Primary Stroke Center
■■ Express Care

Seeking dedicated Registered Nurses to join our growing and expanding clinician team.
Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing program required. Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree preferred with 1 year of relevant experience. Licensed to Practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.

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National EMS Week 2016–May 15-21, 2016

National EMS Week 2016–May 15-21, 2016

President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS, its practitioners and the important work they do in responding to medical emergencies in 1973.  In those days, EMS was a fledgling profession and EMS practitioners were only beginning to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.
This year, EMS recognizes the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking whitepaper, Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society. The paper, released by the National Academy of Sciences in 1966, assessed the mortality and injury rate among civilians during a time in which the number of people killed on the nation’s roadways was near epidemic proportions.


The findings and recommendations in that report led to the development of an EMS system that is much more sophisticated than the report’s authors likely predicted. As the industry looks ahead and plans for the next 50 years of EMS innovation, it’s important to reflect on the profession’s history, those who have and continue to shape the EMS landscape and the major milestones that helped create modern EMS.  Click on the graphic below to expand the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) graphic entitled: 50 Years of Helping EMS Systems Improve.

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Congratulations to our award winners for their outstanding contributions!!

Congratulations to our award winners for their outstanding contributions!!

Congratulations to the regional award winners (pictures will be posted soon)!

Thank you to all who attended last night and made the banquet a great success, as well as those who submitted nominations and allowed us to recognize many outstanding providers in our region!!

And the winners are...........

Regional Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior--
Christine Cole with Western Albemarle Rescue Squad

Regional Award for Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS--
Debra Perina, MD with UVA

Regional Award for Outstanding Pre-Hospital Provider--
Sean Wood with Roseland Rescue Squad

Regional Award for Outstanding Pre-Hospital Educator--
Nancy Burrows with Lake Monticello Volunteer Rescue Squad

Regional Award for Outstanding EMS Agency--
Western Albemarle Rescue Squad

Regional Award for Outstanding EMS Telecommunications Dispatcher--
Tonya Hovey with Louisa County Sheriffs Office Emergency Communications Center

Regional Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health & Safety--
Wintergreen Rescue Squad

Regional Award for Outstanding EMS Administrator--
Thomas Harvey with Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department

Regional Award for Excellence in EMS--
George Stephens with North Garden Volunteer Fire Department

Regional Award for Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS--
Donna Burns with UVA Prehospital

Regional Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children--
University of Virginia NETS Team

Regional Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness & Response--Wintergreen Rescue Squad

 

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OEMS Statement Regarding MCIM Transition

OEMS Statement Regarding MCIM Transition

The Office of EMS, Division of Emergency Operations has received numerous requests for clarification regarding the transition from the S.T.A.R.T. Triage system to the S.A.L.T. Triage system. While we recognize the movement towards a national triage system, we have chosen to delay transition until the completion of review of the national standard and education curriculum.

Remember that S.T.A.R.T. is the recognized Virginia standard in the Rules and Regulations, and as such we remind you that it is expected that agencies continue to utilize this triage standard until the Office of EMS has made the transition to S.A.L.T. When the federal government has completed their review and released the final training documents related to S.A.L.T. triage, the Office of EMS will begin transitioning to the federal triage system.

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CATEC Seeking Part Time EMT Teacher

CATEC is seeking a part-time (12:00PM-3:30PM) Emergency Medical Technician Teacher (high school) for the 2016-17 school year. Candidate must hold a current, unrestricted certification as an Emergency Medical Technician through Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Medical Services and an Associate’s degree or greater in the field. Candidates must hold, be eligible for, or be willing to obtain a Virginia Collegiate Professional or Technical Professional licensure with endorsement in applicable subject area. (This includes becoming an Emergency Medical Services Education Coordinator and the completion of a Board of Education-approved industry certification examination.) Candidate must have two years of experience as an Emergency Medical Technician within the previous five years. Experience should include varied responsibilities, such as direct patient care, supervision, and education.  Salary is based on Albemarle County Teacher pay scale. Additional criteria listed in the job description at www.albemarle.org. Candidates MUST apply on-line through Albemarle County Human Resources at www.albemarle.org.

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Madison County Department of Emergency Medical Services full-time opening for EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic

Madison County Department of Emergency Medical Services full-time opening for EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic

Madison County Department of Emergency Medical Services is currently accepting applications for a full-time opening at the EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic level. Applicants will be contacted for a time to appear when your application and all other required items are received. Applications will remain active for a period of one year, for consideration in connection with any subsequent vacancies.

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EMS Shadowing Process Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab

EMS Shadowing Process Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab

• EMS providers that wish to shadow in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab should directly contact the department manager or unit coordinator to arrange a time to shadow. At that time they will be provided with instructions to gain access to the lab at the designated time determined for shadowing.
• EMS providers transporting STEMI patients may follow the patient to the Cath Lab to observe the procedure.

Contact information:
Ashley W. Jones, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Manager, Cardiac Catheterization/Electrophysiology Labs
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
awjones@sentara.com
(434) 654-7571 Office
(434) 923-7074 Pager
(434) 654-7575 Fax

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course

Class: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - Full Course
When: June 4th & 5th, 09:00 – 17:00
Where: Tuckahoe Clubhouse, 443 Monocan Drive, Nellysford
Prerequisites: EMT-Intermediate or above, RN, LPN, or MD
Class Size: 12
Course Fee: $175
Lead Instructor: Mike Riddle

Notes: The student must review all material and complete the selfassessment test PRIOR to class. A copy of the test must be submitted at the beginning of the first day of class. Materials will be
provided within three weeks of the start of class.

Please register by sending an email to Mike Riddle, mrffmedic@gmail.com by May 6th, 2016 at 17:00.

Western Albemarle Rescue Squad Hybrid EMT Course

Western Albemarle Rescue Squad Hybrid EMT Course

WHAT: Emergency Medical Technician Course (EMT) - HYBRID COURSE

WHEN: 4/5/2016 - 7/16/2016 - Every Tuesday 6PM - 10PM & ONLINE

WHERE: Western Albemarle Rescue Squad Training Annex (1265 Crozet Ave; Crozet VA 22932)

COST: $450.00 per person (Free for County of Albemarle Fire/Rescue Volunteers)

PREREQUISITES: Must be 16 years of age on or before April 5th, 2016 (Anyone under 18 must have signed parental permission slip) & have a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card.

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Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad EMT Basic Hybrid Program

Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad EMT Basic Hybrid Program

June 1, 2016 to August 13, 2016
When: Wednesdays from 1800 to 2200 and on occasional Saturdays

The majority of coursework will be completed online and on an independent basis. This program is fast paced and requires a tremendous time commitment. Please consider your availability and study habits prior to enrollment.

Where: Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad
828 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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