Guidance from VDH

Guidance from VDH 4/6/2020 Download a copy There is growing evidence of asymptomatic and presymptomatic spread. CDC recently changed the start of the infectious period to 48 hours before symptom onset.

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Hospital PPE Requirements

This came out of the SITREP from the PCOC yesterday in the evening… Hospital System Required PPE for EMS Providers In an interest of providing concise information to all jurisdictional EMS providers for what each hospital system is requiring in regards to PPE. Riverside Health Systems: No PPE required. Urges all to use best practices. […]

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GVFRS Policies/Procedures

Company policy is, and has been, that you wear appropriate PPE. With community spread now in Gloucester, you should consider all calls to be possible COVID19 cases.Protect yourself, your co-workers, your family, and your friends. Wear your PPE. As Of 4/16/2020 If you transport a patient who may have COVID19 (or the flu), leave the […]

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Riverside Walter Reed Information

As of 3/26/20 All ER staff are now required to wear, at a minimum, surgical mask and eye protection for all patients. They recommend we wear the same whenever we come into the ER. Please do not use the term COVID19 or Corona Virus over the HEAR radio. If you have a mask on your […]

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VCUEMS Communique – D/C Neb Treatments before entering ED

FROM VCU HEALTH SYSTEMS. All, Please print/post or share/email. Greg

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COVID 19 Middle Peninsula Northern Neck RTH, RGH, RWRH Meeting 3/16/20 1500

The following are minutes from a conference call hosted by PEMS with regional hospitals and EMS agencies to share response efforts: Riverside Tappahannock PPE conservation/ N95/surgical mask removed from entrances and PAR closetsTriage- RN is the 1st person screened at desk and if meets CDC criteria, surgical mask placed.Visitor limited to 1 adult.  EMS asked to […]

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VCU PPE Video for Airborne Plus Contact Precautions for COVID 19 patients

EMS Providers, I wanted to forward some additional resources for Donning and Doffing PPE. I know many of you have had training through you department, but for those who haven’t we have these resources available to you. View PDF on One Step Gown Doffing.View PDF on Donning and Doffing Job Aids_Press_Final Greg Gregory S. Neiman, […]

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FW: CDC guidance update (PPE UPDATES)

—– Original Message —–From: David Long [mailto:dlong@vaems.org]To: hrmmrs@vaems.orgSent: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 17:46:03 +0000Subject: Hampton Roads MMRS Partners, As of March 10, 2020, the CDC has updated their Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States.  Below is a summary of the changes to the guidance. Summary […]

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COVID-19 Update #2 for EMS Educators

This is a blanket e‐mail message to all certified Education Coordinators and ALS Coordinators. Dear Education Coordinator, My apologies for this length of this e-mail, however the information we are covering below is very important.  On Thursday afternoon, March 12, 2020, Governor Northam issued a State of Emergency outlining additional measures to combat COVID-19.  Under this State […]

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FW: PEMS COVID19 Suggested Practice PEMS Medication Boxes

Agencies:  Please wipe down the PEMS Medication boxes – etc. before turning into the Hospital ED or before taking to the Pharmacy after treating a patient with suspicious signs and sx/travel hx. Etc. 

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