Attention All Providers: Please Print Your CE Record Before June 30th!

Attention All Providers: Please Print Your CE Record Before June 30th!

The OEMS system will be under scheduled maintenance for approximately 1 week transferring information to the new system July 1st - July 8th. 

We STRONGLY advise all providers to print their CE record by June 30th in order to be able to compare the information to the new system. Access to the old systems information will no longer be available after June 30.

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MEMORANDUM

The recent changes to the KKK 1822 ambulance standards and the development of new standards by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS)  and the National Association Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created questions at the state EMS level and especially from EMS agencies planning to purchase either a replacement or remount ambulance. To further complicate matters, at the national level, there are no “standards” for remounting of ambulances; this is a future project. Within the Virginia EMS Regulations 12VAC5-31-810 Ground ambulance specifications states in part:

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Consolidated Test Site Evaluator Training at CSEMS

Consolidated Test Site Evaluator Training at CSEMS

Central Shenandoah EMS Council is sponsoring a Consolidated Test Site Evaluator Training program on  August 22, 2016 at 7 PM at the CSEMS Council Training Center in Staunton. This training will qualify EMS providers who meet the prerequisites to be BLS evaluators at Consolidated Test Sites.

Evaluators are responsible to assist the test site coordinator with setting up all practical stations. Evaluators evaluate candidates in accordance established guidelines and accurately and completely document practical results. CSEMS CTS evaluators are compensated when working at test sites.

Preprequisites:  Candidates for CTS Evaluator Training MUST complete an online training module required by the Virginia Office of EMS PRIOR to being allowed to take this hands-on training program.

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Rio Intersection Construction Update

Rio Intersection Construction Update

Information about the May 23 through Sept. 2 restricted period at Route 29 and Rio Road for the grade-separated intersection construction. 

Don't Blink: Construction Moving Quickly at Rio Grade-Separated Intersection Project

Work began May 23 to build a bridge to carry Rio Road traffic over Route 29 and construct an underpass for Route 29 through traffic. Adhering to an aggressive schedule, the contractor will finish no later than Sept. 2. During these 103 days, traffic movements at the intersection are restricted. (See Traffic Impact story below.) Crews worked around the clock in the median area to remove 30 inches of asphalt and 60,000 cubic yards of dirt while simultaneously setting 47 concrete beams for the bridge deck. As the earth was removed supportive beams called lagging were placed between the steel pilings.

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Helpful hints when taking patients to the new ambulance area at UVA:

Helpful hints when taking patients to the new ambulance area at UVA:

•    You can either unload under the left side of the canopy or from the parking lanes.  If under the canopy, please loop back into the parking lanes as soon as possible.
•    If the right and left parking lanes are full you can park in the over-sized lane.
•    When pulling under the canopy or in the parking lanes please pull forward.
•    Leave enough room for the ambulance in front of you to load a stretcher.
•    Patients and families are confused and are entering the area, better signs are being put up, but be mindful of pulling out of the canopy area.
•    When parking in the over-sized lane be very careful opening doors and getting out on the passenger side because the traffic lane is directly next to you.
•    For duty officer vehicles/chase cars, there is room in the Lee St garage to park, if your vehicle fits the height.  Those spots are marked “emergency vehicles” are immediately to the right in the garage as you enter.  There is no charge for parking in those spaces.  If the vehicle is too large for the garage, please park in the “over-sized lane” rather than in the main parking area, which is reserved for ambulances to park or unload patients. 

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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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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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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.

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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