UVA ED Entrance Changes

There are some key changes happening over the next couple of months.

Starting Monday July 16, 2018 - Phase 1 UVA Ambulance Entrance will begin ahead of schedule.  During this phase, the fence will be moved and the parking configuration will change.  We foresee 5 units diagonally parked in what is now 2 through lanes, plus 2 smaller units under the current canopy (BACKED IN), and two more where law enforcement currently parks.  The power is relocated to the brick column at the drive through.   The duration of this reconfiguration is July 16, 2018 - August 30, 2018.

On July 27, 2018, work will start to remove the Lee Street crane. This will be accomplished by bringing in 52 flatbed trucks to build a crane, to build another crane to take down the current structure (yes, 2 cranes to be built). This is to all be completed by 0600 Monday morning July 30, 2018. Attached is another PDF showing the closure of Lee Street from 11th to just beyond the ambulance entrance alcove. All ambulance traffic will need to enter the ambulatory entrance for the ED. The Lee Street garage will be closed during this period and can only exit out the 11th street means. The sidewalk in front of the Lee Street Garage will be open so one can come from the 11th Street garage to access the main hospital. There will be signage in-place. Ambulances will need to enter from the JPA side of the complex. Unfortunately, ambulances will need to nose in diagonally and then back out to leave

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Emergency Medical Responder Training

Emergency Training Solutions in Association with the TJEMS Council is hosting an Emergency Medical Responder Training. Registration deadline is February 20, 2018. Classes start March 1st and end May 26th. 

The prerequisites: A valid healthcare level CPR card (AHA, American Red Cross, ASHI) that will not expire for the duration of the course.

Tuition includes course textbook. 

Space is limited to 18 students. Register today at ETS4LIFE

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.