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OEMS Updates Provider Impression List on State Bridge

Virginia Office of EMS has updated (expanded) the list of Provider Impression on the State Bridge effective 5-1-15. The following is from the e-mail VaOEMS sent out 4-30-15.


Thank you for your patience.  We have completed setting up the new provider primary and secondary impressions.  We hope once users get used to the new list that it we be seen as an improvement to you ability to document EMS patient care.


Since the provide impression list is now around 225 (was 23 in PPDR) we grouped as many of the impressions together to help providers quickly find what they are looking for. Not every illness falls into a group, but the groups are:


NAEMSE Instructor 1 in Virginia Beach

Virginnia Beach EMS is hosting a National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Instructor Course Level 1, July 24-26, 2015.  The National EMS Instructor Course, has been designed and developed in accordance with the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors & the National Education Standards. The course represents the didactic component and practical application of the educational process for EMS Educators. The content of this course aligns the NAEMSE developed modules with a basic introduction of concepts for all levels of experience as an EMS Educator. For additional Information please see NAEMSE Instructor Course and NAEMSE Va Beach Instructor I Flyer

USE CAUTION When Restocking IV Fluids at Hospitals

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.

EVD Information Update

The Virginia Department of Health along with others continue to monitor people coming into the states from those countries that stricken with the severe outbreaks of the Ebola Virus last year.

For links to Regional, State and National information, please

Regional Instructor Network Meetings

The Western Virginia EMS Council Regional Instructor Network Meetings have been scheduled in the month of June.  At this time we will be holding 1 meeting per Planning District, though additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.  The meetings will be held as follows;
Thursday June 4th 6:00 pm Henry County Emergency Services Training Center 1024 DuPont Rd Martinsville, VA
Monday June 8th 1:00 pm RVRFEMSTC 1220 Kessler Mill Rd.  Salem, VA
Friday June 12th 6:00 pm (following OEMS Instructor Update) Christinasburg Rescue Squad 190 Depot St  Christiansburg, VA
Meetings will be held to 3-4 hours in length

Upcoming Events From Our Calendar

Regional Instructor Network Meeting - Henry County
June 04, 2015 (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Henry County Emergency Services Training Center 1024 DuPont Rd  Martinsville, VA
Regional Instructor Network Meeting - Salem/Roanoke County
June 08, 2015 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Roanoke Valley Regional Fire & EMS Training Center  1220 Kessler Mill Rd  Salem, VA
Trauma Perfromance Improvement
June 11, 2015 (10:00 am - 11:00 am)
WVEMS Roanoke Office
1944 Peters Creek Rd NW
Roanoke, VA...
General Performance Improvement
June 11, 2015 (11:00 am - 12:00 - noon)
WVEMS Roanoke Office
1944 Peters Creek Rd NW
Roanoke, VA...
Virginia Office of EMS Instructor Update
June 12, 2015 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Christiansburg Rescue Squad  190 Depot St.  Christiansburg, VA
Regional Instructor Network Meeting - Montgomery County
June 12, 2015 (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Christiansburg Rescue Squad  190 Depot St  Christiansburg, VA
This will be held shortly after the...
Virginia Office of EMS Instructor Update
June 13, 2015 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
VAVRS Rescue College, Inn at Virginia Tech/Skelton Conference Center 901 Prices Fork Rd ...


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