Please review the important updated information for providers on guidelines regarding the Ebola Virus Disease.Read More
DATE: Saturday, November 15th – Sunday, November 16th 2014
TIME: 0830 - 1700
LOCATION:Greene County Rescue Squad
9845 Spotswood Trail Stanardsville, VA 22973
COST: $260.00 (includes books)
TO REGISTER: Go to www.naemt.org and sign up for the appropriate class.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 8th 2014
Due to recent news regarding Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), we would like to provide you with an update. Our top priorities at the Office of EMS (OEMS) are the safety of all EMS providers and patients, and keeping our providers well-informed. We continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) guidance and recommend their website for more extensive information www.cdc.gov/.Read More
We will be conducting an Emergency Medical Technician course starting Tuesday January 6, 2015 at our office, 2205 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia.
When: Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays
Times: 1300 (1pm) – 1700 (5pm)
Starts: Tuesday January 6, 2015
Ends: Thursday May 7, 2015
Test date: Saturday May 2, 2015
Cost: $600 (includes all cost associated with course), no refunds after 3rd class.
Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States
October 1, 2014
Who this is for: Managers of 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), EMS Agencies, EMS systems, law enforcement agencies and fire service agencies as well as individual emergency medical services providers (including emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and medical first responders, such as law enforcement and fire service personnel).
What this is for: Guidance for handling inquiries and responding to patients with suspected Ebola symptoms, and for keeping workers safe.
How to use: Managers should use this information to understand and explain to staff how to respond and stay safe. Individual providers can use this information to respond to suspected Ebola patients and to stay safe.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
Please review the updated information concerning FBI background checks that states that any person who, on or after July 1, 2013, applies to be a volunteer with, or employee of, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency must submit fingerprints and provide personal descriptive information to be forwarded by the Office of EMS along with his fingerprints through the Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE) of the Virginia State Police to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for the purpose of conducting a state and national criminal history check.
For the entire article please visit: FBI Background Checks
For additional information, please visit the Office of EMS website at www.vdh.virginia.gov/oems, or contact Michael Berg, manager of Regulation and Compliance, 804-888-9100 or 800-523-6019 (VA only).