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NEW VA EMS Regulations PDF Print E-mail

Wondering what's in the newly approved Virginia EMS Regulations? Check out the VA Office of EMS website's page including a summary of the changes. More


 
Reinstatement of EMT-B Optional Skills PDF Print E-mail

After extensive review with the VA Office of EMS and the Operational Medical Directors within the region, the EMT-B Optional skills program will continue in the region. Memo re: Reinstatement of EMT-B Optional Skills

 


 
Suspension of Optional Skills PDF Print E-mail

On July 11, 2012, the Lord Fairfax EMS Council’s Medical Direction Board voted to suspend the EMT-Basic optional skills. In the opinion of the Office of EMS, EMT-B providers are only allowed to “assist” patients with their own prescribed drugs with the exception of an EpiPen®, EpiPen Jr® and oxygen which are supported in the Scope of Practice and current Regulations. The optional skills are not part of the EMT Basic curriculum.

Memo regarding Suspension of Optional Skills


 
Have you "liked" our Facebook page? PDF Print E-mail

Did you know the Council has a Facebook page? Click on the link to the right to get the latest updates from the Council including upcoming class information, EMS news, & other useful tidbits!


 
Council Annouces EMT-Enhanced Summer Class PDF Print E-mail

The Lord Fairfax EMS Council is pleased to begin accepting applications for an EMT-Enhanced class this Summer! The class will be held at the Council's Training Center. More


 
Aluminum Phosphide Alert! PDF Print E-mail

EMS providers need to be alert that Aluminum phosphide is being ingested by people to create an euphoric effect.  After ingestion, the body converts the toxin to a gas. Aluminum phosphide is a greenish gray solid at room temperature. Hydrogen phosphide (phosphine) gas, produced by reaction with aluminum phosphide in contact with water (even at ambient humidity), has an odor similar to garlic or decaying fish.  EMS providers can be contaminated from the patient’s breath. For more information, review this document: Aluminum Phosphide Information


 
Capnography Classes PDF Print E-mail

The Council will offer two "Capnography, the Gold Standard" classes March 5, 2012 and again March 26, 2012. To sign up for March 5, click here and for March 26, click here.

 


 

 
Proposed New EMS Regulations PDF Print E-mail

Wondering what's in the new proposed Virginia EMS Regulations? You'll find it here beginning on page 4. More For a comprehensive summation of the changes that will impact our EMS system the most, read the 2011 LFEMS Region New Regs Summation


 
Article in the Winchester Star PDF Print E-mail

Check out this great article that was published in the Winchester Star on November 10, 2011 about the Council! 

Community Healthcare Guide article



 
New Training Room Progress! PDF Print E-mail

Check out the pictures of the work on the Council's new training room! The finished Training Center will include a 24'x24' training room, 3 breakout rooms, & 2 storage rooms for EMS & CPR equipment. Plus we'll have the ability to leave equipment and materials out for instructors to pick up 24-7! Click here


 
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