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New Recertification Process

Virginia Office of EMS grants extension of certification expiration as part of the new recertification process to providers whose certfication between December 2013 and March 2014.  Please click READ MORE, to learn more about these important changes.


MSHA Restocking Changes

Mountain States Health Alliance is making some changes to their current medication kit exchange policies and procedures for EMS agencies in Russell, Smyth, and Washington counties as well as the City of Norton.  Please see the attached memo outlining these changes.


Norovirus Season 2013

wreath'Tis the Season for Norovirus.  With cold weather upon us, people should take note of norovirus infection (also known as the “stomach flu”), which typically increases during winter months.  Norovirus is highly contagious and can survive on surfaces for prolonged periods. Please see the following notices regarding norovirus and click on the provided links for more information.  The Virginia Department of Health reminds everyone to take some simple steps to help prevent the spread of norovirus during the holidays, and year-round:


Governor's EMS Award Winners

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council is proud to recognize two members of the southwest Virginia emergency medical services system have been selected from nominees from across the state to receive prestigious awards for outstanding service at 2013 Governor's EMS Awards ceremony conducted November 9, 2013, in Norfolk.


12-Lead ECG Survey

The Virginia Heart Attack Coalition (VHAC) in conjunction with the Virginia Office of EMS has developed a short questionnaire to assess the availability and use of 12-lead ECG devices by EMS agencies in Virginia. In order to prepare for this questionnaire, your EMS agency's designated point of contact may review a copy of the questions at www.vdh.virginia.gov/OEMS/Files_page/12LeadECGQuestions.pdf.


Latest Events

BLS CE 2&3
April 19, 2014 (12:00 - 17:00)
(ALS Tests)
BLS CE Cat 2
April 26, 2014 (08:00 - 17:00)
(ALS Tests)
April 29, 2014 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Virginia High School
BLS CE Area 4 and 5
May 04, 2014 (08:00 - 17:00)
(ALS Tests)
May 08, 2014 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Green Valley Baptist Church
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