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Iron Keyboard 2016 Winners

Patient Care Reporting is vital aspect of the EMS profession.  Reports are used by local physicians and their patients, law enforcement and attorneys, even anonymously to researchers nationwide searching for answers to healthcare questions.   Federal seat belt laws trace their origin from EMS reports indicating the wearing of seat...

SLH Starting ED Pit Stop for STEMI’s!

Sentara Leigh Hospital will be starting the Pit Stop process for STEMI cases on Tuesday, May 30. This means that if you transport a STEMI patient to Leigh, you may not transfer the patient to a stretcher in the ED.  They will register the patient, ask a few questions,...

Patient signature no longer required for transports

A patient’s signature is no longer required when transporting a patient.  This includes patients less than 14 years of age.  It is still required to collect a signature for a refusal of evaluation, treatment, or transport, as it is today.  AIC signature is required by VaOEMS for all reports....

VBEMS Receives 2017 Mission: Lifeline Gold EMS Award!

                On May 19, 2017, Virginia Beach EMS received the American Heart Association 2017 Mission: Lifeline GOLD EMS Recognition Award at the Virginia Heart Attack Coalition (VHAC) State Meeting in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition recognizes EMS systems for their role...

Virginia Beach EMS Sandbridge Lifeguards Meet and Greet!

Media Contact Info: Jennifer Babiak, Virginia Beach EMS (757) 385-5008 jbabiak@vbgov.com       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 Virginia Beach EMS Sandbridge Lifeguards Meet and Greet! Meet and greet to take place May 24 at Regal Cinemas             Virginia Beach, Va. – During the summer season, Virginia...

Do Not Touch! Avoid Exposure to Powders

Heroin and derivatives are now commonplace in our area.  Many times the patient or their friends hide the evidence before we arrive but there are times when you have to drag the patient out of a dark car or room.  Or you find residue on the patient or objects....

5/12/17-Epinephrine (1:10,000 Prefilled Syringe) Shortage

Per TEMS Pharmacy Workgroup The Epineprine 1:10000 prefilled syringe (0.1mg/ml or 1mg/10ml) syringes are in a national shortage. If you the pharmacy is unable to restock the epi syringes, they will substitute with the following “kit”: 30 ml vial of epinephrine (1mg/1ml) eight (8) 10 ml syringes eight (8)...

Update 5/17/17 Sentara Norfolk General Ambulance Access

This will occur on Wednesday, 5/17/17 at 0700 and last into the evening. SNGH has to dig up roadway that will impact ambulance flow and parking.  This will start on May 8 and last approximately one week.  The email information is attached.  I think the key information for those...

Blood glucose values required for certain primary or secondary impressions

When one of the primary or secondary impression listed below is selected for your patient, it is expected that a blood glucose check will be performed. CV- Hypotension CV- Hypovolemia (not trauma) Endocrine- Hypoglyucemia Endocrine- Hyperglycemia Endocrine- Hyperkalemia Endocrine- Disorder not otherwise listed Environmental- Heat exhaustion Environmental- Heatstroke/sunstroke Environmental-...