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Ebola Virus Disease Information

The Virginia Office of EMS has released some guidance documents for EMS agencies EMS agencies and providers related to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).  EVD has received significant media attention, and on August 6, 2014, members the World Health Organization declared EVD a public health emergency of international concern.

 

Documents released by OEMS provide some additional information regarding EVD and may be accessed at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/OEMS/EO/Ebola.htm. These documents also provide important facts regarding the active links to other information sources including the CDC, Please feel free to pass them along to agencies and providers in you region as you see necessary


Criminal Background Checks

Pursuant to § 32.1-111.5 of the Code, any person who, on or after July 1, 2013, applies to be a volunteer with, or employee of, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency must submit fingerprints and provide personal descriptive information to be forwarded by the Office of EMS along with his fingerprints through the Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE) of the Virginia State Police to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for the purpose of conducting a state and national criminal history check.  For more information, please check out the OEMS website.

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.




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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.




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EMS Photo Submissions

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council are very proud of the service provided by our region’s EMS agencies and personnel.  We want to take advantage of every opportunity to promote the excellent care provided by our region’s heroes.  To assist, we are asking that you submit photos of your EMS agency and/or providers and authorize us to use those in various promotional capacities.  Preference is given to photos which show EMS agencies and/or personnel in action.  You may submit your photo by clicking on this link.

Latest Events

October
CTS
October 09, 2014 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Bland High School
November
CTS
November 13, 2014 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Green Valley Baptist Church
December
CTS
December 11, 2014 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Virginia High School
January
CTS
January 08, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Bland High School
February
CTS
February 12, 2015 (18:00 - 19:00)
(Consolidated Tests)
Green Valley Baptist Church
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