GERIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Life Support Learning Center

The GEMS course is an innovative, comprehensive, and highly interactive 1-day course for both BLS and ALS providers with: Case-based lectures, Live action video, Hands-on skill stations. and Small group scenarios.

The class is being offered through LSLC

Class is September 4, 2019

Time: 0800-1700

Cost: $90.00 (for EMS)

Class is located 1222 JPA 5th floor, Charlottesville VA UVA Prehospital /Life Support Learning Center

Registration is now open. For more informtion:

Alice Offield 434-982-1766 AO4F@ virginia.edu

Stephanie Black 434-924-1765 SCB9X@ virginia.edu

RSAF Technical Assistance Webinar - Fall 2019

RSAF Technical Assistance Webinar - Fall 2019
Mon, Aug 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

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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.