2015 Protocols Released
2015 Protocols Released
The 2015 Protocols have been released! The protocols reflect changes to the medication kits and some procedures. These changes take effect October 1, 2015.
Visit our Protocol page to download the protocols.
New Drug Kit Exchange Location at MRMC
Starting October 12, 2015, at 08:00am, all ODEMSA drug kit exchanges at Memorial Regional Medical Center will occur in the pharmacy. To assist in navigation to the pharmacy, please see the MRMC Drug Kit Process Change presentation from Bon Secours, which includes a detailed description and pictures. 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.
Click here for a list of drug kit locations across the ODEMSA region and directions to get from the emergency department to the pharmacy at the facilties that exchange in the pharmacy. This document is also available under the "Regional Documents" section on the menu to the left. Thank you to the region's pharmacy staffs, EMS liasons, and EMS providers for their assistance in the completion of this project.
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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
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.
October 08, 2015 (18:00 - 22:00)
October 13, 2015 (11:00 - 12:00)
October 13, 2015 (13:00 - 15:00)
October 13, 2015 (19:30 - 21:30)
October 15, 2015 (08:30 - 10:30)