Reaching our STEMI quality management goals

It’s a team sport The evidence is clear:  EMS can make a difference in STEMI cases.  We accomplish this by being fast, efficient, and effective at the following: Identifying STEMIs Notifying the hospital that we have a STEMI patient Treating the patient as we move toward a STEMI Receiving...

2017 VBEMS Naloxone Administration

In November 2016, the Commonwealth of Virginia declared a public health emergency related to opiate use and abuse.  While 2016 saw a significant increase in suspected opiate overdoses, the rise did not appear to continue in 2017 based on EMS reporting and documentation.  Our annual statistics graphic can also...

Prehospital Stroke Care in Virginia Beach-2016

Please see the attached document which gives an overview of stroke care in Virginia Beach for 2016.  Our goals are included.  We need to try to reduce our onscene time to 15 minutes or less.     Prehospital Stroke Care in Virginia Beach 2016 Calendar Year