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Several hospitals in the region report that their patient censuses are very high. PLEASE communicate with the facilities prior to transporting ANY patient that might require admission.

Have you assessed how safely you are transporting pediatrics patients? North Carolina EMSC (EMS for Children) has put together a video course that targets prehospital providers and addresses the importance of restraining children when being transported in an ambulance.  It also demonstrates the use of a variety of restraint devices.  Please take 50 minutes to Watch this Video. Note, the regulations that are mentioned in the video apply to North Carolina NOT Virginia. 

The American Heart Association (AHA) has published their 2015 Guideline Update for CPR & ECC.  Although the guideline updates have been released WVEMS Protocols remain the same.  AHA has not released yet training programs and materials to coincide with these updates.  The release of these materials will not begin until later this year, and will be phased over an approximately 6 month period.  WVEMS and OMDs will be reviewing the updates and our protocols over the next several months, and you can expect the release of new WVEMS Protocols some time in the first half of 2016. If you would like to review the updates, and reasoning behind the changes click here - 2015 AHA Guideline Update for CPR & ECC

We have been advised that some hospitals in our region have started using Normosol R IV fluids in their Emergency Department. 0.9 Sodium Chloride (Normal Saline), is still available for EMS restock. PLEASE pay close attention as you obtain your restock supplies, to be sure that you get Normal Saline for restocking.

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Upcoming Events From Our Calendar

  • ALS & BLS CE - Danville February 12, 2016 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
    ALS & BLS Category 1 CE,  Areas 02, 04, 09, 78, 79, 81, 83, 89, 90, 92
    The Danville Area Training Center  630 Randolph St.  Danville, VA
    0800 - 0900 Scene Size Up - All Hazards Approach   ALS Area 92  BLS Area 02
    0900 - 1000 Primary & Secondary Survey   ALS Area 78  BLS Area 02
    1000 - 1100 Signs, Symptoms & Vital Sigins   ALS Area 89  BLS Area 02
    1100 - 1200 Practical Skills   ALS Area 81  BLS Area 09
    1300 - 1400 Understanding Pathophysiology  ALS Area 83  BLS Area 04
    1400 - 1500 Shock - Recognition & Differentials   ALS Area 90  BLS Area 04
    1500 - 1600 Traumatic Brain Injuries   ALS Area 79  BLS Area 04
    1600 - 1700 EMT Trauma Challenge   ALS Area 90  BLS Area 04
  • ALS & BLS CE - Danville February 13, 2016 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
    ALS & BLS Category 1 CE,  Areas 02, 04, 09, 78, 79, 81, 83, 89, 90, 92
    The Danville Area Training Center  630 Randolph St.  Danville, VA
    0800 - 0900 Scene Size Up - All Hazards Approach   ALS Area 92  BLS Area 02
    0900 - 1000 Primary & Secondary Survey   ALS Area 78  BLS Area 02
    1000 - 1100 Signs, Symptoms & Vital Sigins   ALS Area 89  BLS Area 02
    1100 - 1200 Practical Skills   ALS Area 81  BLS Area 09
    1300 - 1400 Understanding Pathophysiology  ALS Area 83  BLS Area 04
    1400 - 1500 Shock - Recognition & Differentials   ALS Area 90  BLS Area 04
    1500 - 1600 Traumatic Brain Injuries   ALS Area 79  BLS Area 04
    1600 - 1700 EMT Trauma Challenge   ALS Area 90  BLS Area 04
  • ALS & BLS CE - Danville February 14, 2016 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
    ALS & BLS Category 1 CE,  Areas 02, 04, 09, 78, 79, 81, 83, 89, 90, 92
    The Danville Area Training Center  630 Randolph St.  Danville, VA
    0800 - 0900 Scene Size Up - All Hazards Approach   ALS Area 92  BLS Area 02
    0900 - 1000 Primary & Secondary Survey   ALS Area 78  BLS Area 02
    1000 - 1100 Signs, Symptoms & Vital Sigins   ALS Area 89  BLS Area 02
    1100 - 1200 Practical Skills   ALS Area 81  BLS Area 09
    1300 - 1400 Understanding Pathophysiology  ALS Area 83  BLS Area 04
    1400 - 1500 Shock - Recognition & Differentials   ALS Area 90  BLS Area 04
    1500 - 1600 Traumatic Brain Injuries   ALS Area 79  BLS Area 04
    1600 - 1700 EMT Trauma Challenge   ALS Area 90  BLS Area 04
  • Consolidated Test Site - Daleville March 19, 2016 (8:30 am - 1:30 pm)
    Pre-Registration is Required for all sites - NO EXCEPTIONS
    Registration deadline is 10 days before test date. Click Here to register online
    Location: Lord Botetourt High School-Daleville
  • Consolidated Test Site - Rocky Mount April 16, 2016 (8:30 am - 1:30 pm)

    Pre-Registration is Required for all sites - NO EXCEPTIONS
    Registration deadline is 10 days before test date. Click Here to register online
    Location: Benjamin Franklin Middle School - Rocky Mount
    Click here for map location

  • Consolidated Test Site - Blacksburg April 30, 2016 (8:30 am - 1:30 pm)
    Pre-Registration is Required for all sites - NO EXCEPTIONS
    Registration deadline is 10 days before test date. Click Here to register online
    Location: Blacksburg High School - Blacksburg
  • Consolidated Test Site - Danville May 7, 2016 (8:30 am - 1:30 pm)
    Pre-Registration is Required for all sites - NO EXCEPTIONS
    Registration deadline is 10 days before test date. Click Here to register online.
    Location: GW High School-Danville
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