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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 Board of Directors will meet on March 17, 2022, beginning at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Council office located at 506 Piedmont Avenue, Bristol, VA, 24201. Public attendance is welcome.

Members of the public will be able to address the Board at their convenience during the time designated on the agenda.

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.

Bristol Regional Trauma Center will transition to a Level III Trauma Center on February 1.  Below are some important details we want to share with you about this change. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office or the Ballad Health EMS Liaison at any time to discuss this process and any questions you may have. Specific details are provided below by clicking the "Read More" link.

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.

Southwest Va. EMS Council is an authorized training site for NAEMT and is allowed to teach PHTLS and Community Paramedic courses. If you are interested in any of our upcoming training classes offered, please contact Josh Wilkinson, our next offered NAEMT course please visit the Training Calendar.

2022 courses confirmed

PHTLS Hybrid January 22, 2022

PHTLS Hybrid March 13, 2022 limited seats

TBA Community Paramedic 

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