ODEMSA Employment Opportunity
The Old Dominion EMS Alliance in Richmond,VA has a full-time opening for a Program Coordinator. This position primarily provides oversight to assigned standing committees and the regional medication kits program. Candidates must be motivated, resourceful, able to think and work independently and be creative. The application period will end close of business May 5, 2016 at 5 PM.
2016 Regional EMS Awards Program
Do you know someone who is an exemplary EMS provider, outstanding EMS administrator, dedicated emergency nurse or physician? We're looking for the best of the best and we need your help! Take a few moments to reflect on the many successes of your organization. Are there people you should be recognizing? We think there are! Your mission is to find and nominate someone for a 2016 Regional EMS Award!
This is a fantastic opportunity to honor those people in your region who excel in the EMS field. Submit a Regional EMS Award nomination for one of the twelve categories either directly to ODEMSA or to your assigned ODEMSA Field Coordinator. If your nomination is selected for a regional award, it will then be nominated for the statewide Governor's EMS Awards. Contact ODEMSA for more information and be sure to submit your application by June 3, 2016.
Follow ODEMSA on Facebook!!!
We have a new goal !! Help ODEMSA reach 1,500 "likes" on our Facebook page. To promote this, when we achieve our new goal, ODEMSA will randomly choose two people from the 1,500 to receive an EMS Bag ($85 value).
ODEMSA wishes to communicate--not just with the EMS agency leadership, but to the provider on the street. This page, along with our email list service, will help get information about classes or critical updates out to you, the EMS provider. Here's to 350 more likes! Thanks to all who have already "liked" us and have invited friends. ODEMSA Facebook Page - Click Here
Regional Award Winners - 2015
ODEMSA Announces 2015 Regional EMS Award Winners
We're pleased to present the winners of our 2015 Regional EMS Awards Program. Winners were honored at the ODEMSA Regional EMS Picnic and Awards Ceremony held at the Metro-Richmond Zoo, July 25, 2015.
It was certainly inspiring to see so many amazing individuals and agencies, dedicated to providing the highest level of care in their communities, at the awards gathering. "Winners are recognized, by their peers, for their exceptional contributions made to the Virginia EMS system. The awards are a small token of appreciation for all do to enhance prehospital patient care in the region", said ODEMSA Executive Director Heidi Hooker, during the ceremony. ODEMSA is proud to honor EMS practitioners throughout the ODEMSA Region for providing high quality prehospital care. We ask that you start thinking about your choices for the 2016 Awards Ceremonies.
TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF OUR AWARD WINNERS - Click Here
Pediatric Weights and Tapes
It's 3 AM and your stress level is through the roof. Just a few minutes ago you were ripped from a deep sleep by the tones going off for a child seizing. During the 5 minute response, you try to remember what you can about pediatric seizures, Versed drug dosages (was it 0.1 mg/KG?), and normal vital signs. On arrival, you meet a frantic mother who waves you into the living room, where you find a 2 year old male in status epilepticus. You start your assessment, and you ask the mother how much the patient weighs. She’s so frantic, she can’t even get out a number, much less anything close to his weight. It’s been a while since you’ve had a pediatric patient. What was that formula for estimating the child’s weight based on age? Your stress level is rising as you try to convert your estimation of 30 pounds into kilograms.
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