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Sedation Issues: Ativan and Versed

Since January 1, 2017, there have been numerous instances in which providers have not followed the proper protocol when it comes to the proper medication, dose or route involving Ativan and Versed.  The old and new protocols were taken into account and these issues were outside of both scopes....

Adding an Addendum to a patient care report

Once a report is locked, it may not be edited or altered.  Additional information may be added to a locked report by adding an Addendum. From EliteBridge, find your report from the Incident List and open the report. Click on the report Menu. Click Addendum’s. Click Add New. Type...

March 25 and 26, 2017 Traffic impacts at CHKD and SNGH

From the TEMS email on 3/21/17: Regarding vehicle traffic around Sentara Norfolk General and CHKD this weekend (March 25-26, 2017). Subject: Detour This Weekend All, Can you let your EMT services know about detour this weekend?  It will cause issues for anyone getting to the hospitals, but it could cause...

Potential/Probable lorazepam (Ativan) Shortage 3/17/17

From TEMS 3/17/17: Copy of an email that was sent out today to the pharmacies and agencies of the TEMS Region: Due to a national shortage, several facilities are having trouble acquiring the lorazepam (Ativan) 2mg/1mL vials required for stocking the TEMS red medication boxes. If you are unable...

Changes to RSI Program

The implementation of the RSI protocol is now considered “standing order” for qualified RSI paramedics.  As a reminder only approved Department of EMS paramedics that have successfully completed the required RSI training and associated requirements may perform RSI.  A copy of the TEMS protocol and some key points to Rocuronium...