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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.

 

2015protocolsWe have developed a training program for the updates.  A training video is available via YouTube that outlines all the changes made in the 2015 protocols.  Also, there is an optional certificate of completion available through odemsa.coursesites.com.  Once you create an account, click on the 2015 Protocol Update link.  You'll take a short quiz and then have access to your certificate of completion.  This is optional, but agencies may requires you to provide a copy of the certification as evidence of training.  Agency leaders can contact ODEMSA for verification 804-560-3300 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Visit our Protocol page to download the protocols.

 

 

 


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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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VAVRS Hiring

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.

 

 

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Regional Award Winners - 2015

ODEMSA Announces 2015 Regional EMS Award Winnerswinner group

              

              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

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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.

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