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...

Elite – Crew Member Documentation

Please remember to include all personnel present on an incident in the Elite patient care report. While this is not a new requirement, it is perhaps more important now than ever before. Should a crew need to be contacted for follow-up regarding a patient they treated this is the...

LifePak 12-Lead Transmission and Downloads

  Transmitting 12-lead EKG’s to the hospital Released 6/24/19 Gently connect the USB cable from the LifePak to the EMR. Press TRANSMIT on the LifePak and operate as normal with a HOSPITAL as the site.  Then select SEND. Make note of the Lifepak’s serial number. You will need that...

Station Traffic Signal Pre-Empt Button

Please remember to use the station traffic signal pre-empt button every time that you leave the station in emergency mode.  Controlling the traffic with traffic lights is much safer that requesting them to stop with your lights and sirens.  But always proceed with caution  and ensure that everyone stops...

Gates and Barrier Arm Best Practices

Please remember that the gates/arms are designed to let ONE vehicle pass through before the gate closes. Never try to follow a vehicle through the gate without reentering the code or waiting for it to close and reopen. Click here for more information:  Gate arm info Hits: 2

Cable Median Barrier Information

Please click the link below for information on the cable median barrier system installed along 264.  it includes information on how to work around crashes when they involve the cables and a video link with more information on the system and how it works.   Cable median barrier Hits:...

Holidays are Stressful!

The holidays can be a stressful enough time for many people—so much to do with little time to get it done, longer nights, colder temperatures, tempting food that derails your diet, family, shopping, work deadlines, crowds and traffic, budgets—it can feel overwhelming! EMS calls might add additional stress during...

Patients in Handcuffs

Researched and written by Capt. M. Brown We commonly associate drug overdose calls with opiates with good reason. However there are other illicit drugs found in Virginia Beach.  When paired with the heat of summer stretching into November, some drugs can be seen as a different medical condition. Flakka...