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PEMS Requests Information on Special EMS Unit Designations in the Region

Request for Information: Does your EMS Agency Have a Unit and Crew Capable of Transporting Suspected Ebola Patients Across the Region or to Designated Receiving Hospitals in Virginia? As you are aware, the Virginia Department of Health and Office of EMS are working on the protection and care of all citizens and health care providers across the Commonwealth during the current Ebola threat.

Infectious Diseases Section Added to Website

We have added a dedicated infectious diseases information section to our website. The section includes a direct link to the CDC Health Alert Network asEbola well as links to official Ebola, enterovirus and pandemic flu information. See the "Infectious Diseases" link on our menu to the left. EMS Providers are reminded to be sure to ask patients with fever about recent travel. With a fever...

Update to Providers on Ebola from OEMS

An email from OEMS regarding Ebola and EMS in Virginia

PEMS Paramedic given NAEMT Educator Award

DSN 2279cMelissa Doak, a veteran emergency medical services (EMS) provider for over 30 years, has been awarded the 2014 National EMS Award of Excellence for Educator of the Year from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). This award recognizes more than 20 years spent passionately educating EMS providers throughout Virginia, across the United States and around the world.

Infection Control Series

Infection Control Classes are being offered at TEMS at a time when every mind is on stopping infectious diseases. This is the full series offered at a discount price with instruction by leaders in their field.

Ebola Triage Guidelines

PEMS has published a set of Triage Guidelines for possible Ebola Patients.

Clarification of Governor's Savings Plan Regarding EMS

From Gary Brown, Director, Office of EMS: Governor McAuliffe’s FY 2015 Savings Plan, Pursuant to Item 471.10 of HB 5010 was released to the public today. The Virginia Department of Health’s budget reduction includes the following language within the Governor’s Plan: Capture balance from the Emergency Medical Services Fund. This strategy transfers balances in the Special Emergency Medical Services Fund to the General...

PPP Meeting for October Cancelled

There are no action items this month so, due to scheduling conflicts, the Protocol, Policy and Procedures Committee meeting for October has been cancelled.

Quarterly CISM Team Meeting Rescheduled

The quarterly CISM Team meeting is rescheduled for 20 October, 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the PEMS office.

Proper Wasting of Narcotics

All providers are reminded that the Virginia Board of Pharmacy regulations does not allow pharmacists or pharmacy technicians to witness the wastage of narcotics.


Educational Calendar

Wed Nov 05 @08:00 - 09:00AM
Human Trafficing- an EMS perspective
Wed Nov 12 @12:00 - 02:00PM
Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Training
Mon Nov 17 @13:00 -
EZ IO Cadaver Lab
Thu Dec 11 @08:00 - 05:00PM
OHSA Infection Control Officer/Bloodborne Pathogens Courses