Governor McAuliffe proclaimes April 12-18, 2015 Virginia Public-Safety Telecommunicator Week.
Read the proclmation here.
Atypical Presentations After Heroin Use
Virginia Department of Health has released a health alert notifying providers in the Richmond-metro area of patients with atypical presentation of heroin use. Patients were reported as presenting with a sympathomimetic reaction instead of the usual CNS depression.
"The six patients who were identified in this cluster presented with symptoms immediately after heroin use, including chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, nausea, and vomiting. Because of the severity of illness, some of these patients have required treatment in a cardiac intensive care unit. Additional clinical features of these patients were tachycardia, tremor, diaphoresis, hypokalemia, elevated lactate, elevated troponin, and rhabdomyolysis. These patients generally have not required treatment with naloxone."
2015 Regional EMS Awards
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 2015 Regional EMS Award!
Click "read more" below to download the Award Application.
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.
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Jon R. Donnelly
April 28, 2015 (19:00 - 23:00)
April 29, 2015 (19:00 - 23:00)
May 01, 2015 (09:00 - 12:00)
May 07, 2015 (18:00 - 20:00)
May 07, 2015 (18:00 - 22:00)