Visual cues for Resident Physicians

Members,   As you may know, we are sometimes pairing up emergency medicine resident physicians with our medics on zone cars.  Residents are recent graduates from medical school who are now learning their specialty — in this case, emergency medicine.  They are working their way toward becoming attending emergency...

Elite Fixes 19OCT2020

VBEMS October 19, 2020 Elite Hotfixes   There have been some changes to help clarify several items on the Cardiac Arrest section. Questions have been modified to say, “prior to EMS/FD arrival”. This would include actions performed by lay persons, family members, law enforcement, off-duty EMS certified responders, or...

CAD Download Update

All Elite Users – Today a feature has been added in Elite to remind users when CAD information has been updated before posting your incident. If the CAD information has been updated since your last download you will receive this message when you attempt to post: Choose “Download CAD”...

Updates to Repeat Patient Lookup September 2020

Repeat Patients Update September 2020: Updated the Repeat Patients Lookup modal for providers to preview and choose which data from the patient’s record to import into EMS incidents. Previewing the data before import allows for better patient care as they can confirm with the patient that the information is correct...

Laryngoscope & reusable stylet cleaning procedure

The following procedure has been established for cleaning laryngoscopes and reusable stylets after using them on patients.  We’ll be posting this in the EMS rooms at the hospitals soon.  The web address for this file is shown at the bottom of the flowsheet, and a PDF version is attached...

Member-provided face coverings

The EMS Department has been evaluating guidance from the CDC regarding the use of non-medical, non-industrial face coverings as an adjunct to social distancing techniques during the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Department has found no credible evidence to suggest that such face coverings offer a degree of protection – from...