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updateThe Board of Directors of the Southwest Virginia EMS Councl approved revisions to the regional EMS Performance Improvement Plan at their regular meeting held September 15.  These documents are available in the Plans and Protocols section of this site.

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council, under direction of the Office of Emergency Medical Services, coordinates a regional Performance Improvement Program.  Data is submitted quarterly to review performance related to specific indicators determined by regional performance improvement committees.  Participation in this program ensures that all agencies are compliant with EMS Rules and Regulations requirements to undertake periodic PI review.

The PI Template is provided to help EMS agencies and OMDs design their own PI programs to meet organizational needs.

New plan and protocol updates have been approved by the Southwest Virginia EMS Council Board of Directors at their March 17, 2022, meeting.Regional protocols updates for Cardiac Arrest—Asystole, Cardiac Arrest—Pulseless Electrical Activity, Cardiac Arrest—V-Fib Pulseless V-Tach, Medical—Tachycardia, and Medical—Respiratory Distress-Asthma-COPD have been posted. In addition, changes to the regional Hospital Diversion plan are available for download.
Regional EMS plans (including the MCI, Strategic EMS, Stroke Triage, and Trauma Triage plans) are reviewed and revised as needed annually. The most recent versions of these plans and protocols, along with our most recent annual report, are posted to our website and available for download.  To review or download plans, please click on this link.  You may also review our most recent Annual Report under the "About Us" menu tab from our website. Protocol updates are available from our mobile app and for download from our website.

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council is hiring for a number of part-time positions. Please click read more to view the position descriptions and submit an application.

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