Basic Life Support (CPR) (Instructor Class

LifeSavers, Inc will be coming to provide the Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor course, as well as providing the monitoring to allow the participants to teach the BLS course directly after they receive their instructor credentials. Students will be required to preform pre-course classwork online.

Cost: $300

Registration deadline: June 13, 2019

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THANK YOU

We want to give a shout out to the businesses that supported EMS Appreciation Week!

Oakhurst Inn, Jubilee Family Chiropractic, Spring Creek Golf, Greenberry's Coffee, Chaps Ice Cream, Lighthouse Academy, ABC Preschool, Violet Crown, SNAP Fitness, Teague Funeral Services, Blue Mountain Brewery, Prince Michael Vineyard, Kings Family Vineyard, Commonwealth Senior Living, Bebedero, Townsmen, Mudhouse, Whiskey Jar, Septenery Winery,  Tropical Smoothie, Koss Sauce, Jimmy Johns, Blue Ridge Builders, CBM Mortgage, Charlottesville, Radio Group, The Reasonable Voice, and InnovAge Virginia PACE-Blue Ridge

Lectures! You won't want to miss......

Virginia’s CIT Coalition is bringing two lectures to Piedmont Virginia Community College. These lectures will involve the topics: rapport building in critical incident cases such as mental and emotional health situations and how responders handle psychological trauma. This is a free course, and they have a 500 seat limit. Please pre-register at the website. The Code of Trust course will give 4 hours of Operations CE and the Trauma class will offer 8 hours of Operations CE.

Notice: Best Practice Advisory

There are occasions where non-transport of a patient after ALS treatment has begun occurs. This document serves as a best practice advisory. It does not, nor is it intended as medical direction, or to replace the authority of any medical director to create guidelines for clinical practice within his/her agency. It is strongly encouraged that each agency and its respective medical director should create a specific directive with respect to how these situations are to be handled. 

It is considered that situations that result in non-transport pose a higher medical and legal risk to both the provider and patient. However, patients with capacity have the right to determine their medical treatment. This includes procedures, medication administration, and transport. The patient may choose to consent to all, some, or none of these options.

Should a situation arise where non-transport after beginning ALS treatment arises, it is recommended that online medical control be contacted as part of the decision process. Providers should refer to the specific expectations laid out by their respective medical directors.

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.

 

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 Michael.Berg@vdh.virginia.gov or 804-888-9131.