OILVILLE VA: The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads is seeking a full time secretary. Applicant must have experience in office duties such as managing intake of calls, computer skills such as word, excel, publisher and spreadsheets. Applicant must have the ability to work independently, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, have organizational skills, be able to provide excellent customer service and assist officers as necessary. Salary will be based on experience. For application go to the VAVRS website at www.vavrs.com. Application with resume must be submitted to VAVRS, Personnel Committee Chair, 27 Mill Creek Lane, Staunton, Va 24401. All applications must be received by September 30, 2015.
Regional Award Winners - 2015
ODEMSA Announces 2015 Regional EMS Award Winners
We're pleased to present the winners of our 2015 Regional EMS Awards Program. Winners were honored at the ODEMSA Regional EMS Picnic and Awards Ceremony held at the Metro-Richmond Zoo, July 25, 2015.
It was certainly inspiring to see so many amazing individuals and agencies, dedicated to providing the highest level of care in their communities, at the awards gathering. "Winners are recognized, by their peers, for their exceptional contributions made to the Virginia EMS system. The awards are a small token of appreciation for all do to enhance prehospital patient care in the region", said ODEMSA Executive Director Heidi Hooker, during the ceremony. ODEMSA is proud to honor EMS practitioners throughout the ODEMSA Region for providing high quality prehospital care. We ask that you start thinking about your choices for the 2016 Awards Ceremonies.
TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF OUR AWARD WINNERS - Click Here
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.
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.
September 10, 2015 (18:00 - 22:00)
September 16, 2015 (19:00 - 22:00)
September 24, 2015 (18:00 - 22:00)
October 08, 2015 (18:00 - 22:00)
October 13, 2015 (11:00 - 12:00)