Jason Stroud

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...

Changes to Provider Continuing Education and Recertification

The Virginia Office of EMS (VaOEMS) will be changing the continuing education and recertification program(s) to be in line with the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) new National Continued Competency Program (NCCP).  This change will take effect this July 1st; you will not be losing any hours you already...

Congratulations BLS Academy 10

Virginia Beach EMS Training Institute graduated BLS ACADEMY 10 on January 19.  They completed a 17 week training program taught to meet both National and Virginia standards for EMT accreditation.  Welcome new EMTs! Front row: Vicki Zimmerman, Analiza Ziegler, Mary Casey, Victoria Easter, Stephanie Powell, Cody Puffe, Sekoyah McGlorin, Jennifer Ramsland...

CPAP Usage by AEMTs and EMT-Enhanced Providers

In the near future, Virginia Beach EMT-Enhanced providers will be able to start utilizing CPAP on calls.  Those who are officially certified by the Virginia Office of EMS as an “Advanced EMT” are able to utilize CPAP effective immediately, provided they have completed the ALS release training. If you...

Department of EMS Recognized for Excellence

The Virginia Beach Department of EMS was named as an Agency of Excellence during the Governor’s EMS Awards Program last weekend.  This status is the culmination of an inspection by the Virginia Office of EMS that assessed eight critical program areas, including Leadership/Management and Clinical Performance.  Within these areas...

2015 AHA Updates

Every five years the American Hearth Association has updated their guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care and these are now out for 2015.  The staff at EMS Training has been reviewing not only the updated guidelines but also has been reviewing the underlying science and research.  Appropriate changes...

Standardized Medical Bags

Each rescue squad is being given a new primary “jump” bag for each ambulance.  These bags will be standardized throughout the system as part of a continual effort to enhance patient care and make our operations more efficient.  With these new bags on each unit (they will be deployed...

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...

Changes to Provider Continuing Education and Recertification

The Virginia Office of EMS (VaOEMS) will be changing the continuing education and recertification program(s) to be in line with the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) new National Continued Competency Program (NCCP).  This change will take effect this July 1st; you will not be losing any hours you already...

Congratulations BLS Academy 10

Virginia Beach EMS Training Institute graduated BLS ACADEMY 10 on January 19.  They completed a 17 week training program taught to meet both National and Virginia standards for EMT accreditation.  Welcome new EMTs! Front row: Vicki Zimmerman, Analiza Ziegler, Mary Casey, Victoria Easter, Stephanie Powell, Cody Puffe, Sekoyah McGlorin, Jennifer Ramsland...

CPAP Usage by AEMTs and EMT-Enhanced Providers

In the near future, Virginia Beach EMT-Enhanced providers will be able to start utilizing CPAP on calls.  Those who are officially certified by the Virginia Office of EMS as an “Advanced EMT” are able to utilize CPAP effective immediately, provided they have completed the ALS release training. If you...

Department of EMS Recognized for Excellence

The Virginia Beach Department of EMS was named as an Agency of Excellence during the Governor’s EMS Awards Program last weekend.  This status is the culmination of an inspection by the Virginia Office of EMS that assessed eight critical program areas, including Leadership/Management and Clinical Performance.  Within these areas...

2015 AHA Updates

Every five years the American Hearth Association has updated their guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care and these are now out for 2015.  The staff at EMS Training has been reviewing not only the updated guidelines but also has been reviewing the underlying science and research.  Appropriate changes...

Standardized Medical Bags

Each rescue squad is being given a new primary “jump” bag for each ambulance.  These bags will be standardized throughout the system as part of a continual effort to enhance patient care and make our operations more efficient.  With these new bags on each unit (they will be deployed...