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Assessment of EMS Capabilities in CAH Communities

In partnership with the Office of Minority Health and Public Health Policy (OMHPHP), the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) has conducted an assessment of the capability and capacity of EMS systems that service Critical Access Hospital (CAH) communities. The assessment evaluated several key EMS components:

  • Network agreements
  • Staffing of local EMS
  • Placement of EMS units on the basis of EMS call volume and population density
  • EMS Training Initiatives
  • Communications
  • Resource Management
  • Fiscal Support
  • Medical Direction
  • Quality Assurance
  • Mass Casualty Preparedness
  • System Partnerships
  • Hospital Capabilities

The studies present finding and recommendations on (1) EMS capacity, (2) EMS and CAH relationship, (3) EMS communications and (4) future EMS feasibilities.


For more information about the EMS assessments contact Aileen Harris or Tim Perkins, EMS Systems Planner.

Last Updated: 04-01-2013

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