RSAF Grant Writing Assistance Class
Are you submitting a grant request for the Fall 2015 RSAF Grant Cycle? Have you submitted an RSAF grant request in the past and had it denied? Do you think your agency might submit an RSAF grant request in the future? Then you need to attend this class! On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 07:00pm, Amanda Davis, Grants Manager for the Office EMS, will be presenting a class filled with tips and tricks for the submission of successful RSAF Grant requests. The class will be held at the ODEMSA office. There is no cost to attend, but we do ask that you register as seats will fill up quickly!
New Drug Kit Exchange Location at SRMC
Starting Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at 09:00am, the exchange of the ODEMSA Drug Kits at Southside Regional Medical Center will take place in the pharmacy instead of in the emergency department. If you aren't familiar where the pharmacy is, the easiest way to get to it is to exit the double doors of the ED just inside the ambulance entrance. Turn left, and then go down the first hallway to your right. The pharmacy will then be on your right. Ring the bell and let them know that you have a drug kit to exchange.
As a reminder, you still need to include a printed PPCR or MIVT for every exchange. All controlled medication wasting will still be done with an ED nurse, and you must have a signature accounting for the waste, as well as a physician signature for the administration of any controlled substances or any online medical control orders. Please remember to fill out the drug kit exchange card on top of the ODEMSA drug kits.
Pharmacy staff is requesting that only one EMS provider come back to the pharmacy for the drug kit exchange to ensure that the pharmacy area remains controlled.
There may be a few bumps along the way as this process changes; please contact Jeff McPhearson, EMS Liason for SRMC, with any questions or concerns.
2015 Regional EMS Awards Picnic
We know you're all super excited about the 2015 ODEMSA Regional EMS Awards Picnic and Family Fun Day! It's on July 25th at the Metro Richmond Zoo. Admission is half off ($8.50) for ODEMSA participants. We will provide an amazing lunch after the awards ceremony, which starts at 11:00am. Afterwards, you are free to explore the park. Ps: some of the ODEMSA staff will be ziplining - come join the fun!
EMS Compass InitiativeEMS Compass–www.emscompass.org–is an initiative funded by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS and led by the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO). The EMS Compass initiative will engage a wide range of EMS stakeholders to develop performance measures that are relevant to EMS agencies, regulators, and patients. The measures will be based on the latest version of the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) version data and will allow local and state EMS agencies to use their own data meaningfully.
2015 Regional EMS Awards
Do you know someone who is an exemplary EMS provider, outstanding EMS administrator, dedicated emergency nurse or physician? We're looking for the best of the best and we need your help! Take a few moments to reflect on the many successes of your organization. Are there people you should be recognizing? We think there are! Your mission is to find and nominate someone for a 2015 Regional EMS Award!
Click "read more" below to download the Award Application.
August 06, 2015 (18:00 - 20:00)
August 06, 2015 (18:00 - 22:00)
August 11, 2015 (19:30 - 21:30)
August 13, 2015 (08:00 - 10:00)
August 13, 2015 (18:00 - 22:00)