Emergency Medical Services Approved Training (EMSAT) is a monthly, one-hour training and information program for Virginia EMS and Fire personnel. Certified Virginia EMS providers may receive category I and 2 continuing education credit by viewing an EMSAT in three ways: viewing a webcast live at a designated state site, viewing archived EMSAT classes and taking a quiz on CentreLearn (free), and viewing EMSAT DVDs at home and taking a quiz.
Current EMSAT Programming Schedule
Where can I view EMSAT Broadcasts?
EMSAT webcasts can be started anytime between 7 and 8 PM, and end at 9 PM on the third Wednesday of each month. A list of approved EMSAT Training Sites can be found by clicking here.
EMSAT Receive Site Requirements & Information
OEMS Designated web-based sites must have the latest version of Media Windows Player, an LCD or DLP projector and a high-speed DSL (or faster) connection. We have noticed that not all internet service is created equal. The better your connection, the better it will look.
To view EMSAT webcasts, click on http://unreal.whro.org/oems/. If the webcast freezes early in the program, try restarting the EMSAT by clicking on the link again. Please call (804) 366-4537 and leave a message if you need more help.
To request an application to become a web-based EMSAT site, or for information on EMSAT sites, please contact Tracie Jones (Tracie.Jones@vdh.virginia.gov) at the Virginia Office of EMS (800) 523-6019 or (804) 888-9120. For more information on taking part in EMSAT training, or questions about technical issues with EMSAT, please contact Terry Coy (Terry.Coy@vdh.virginia.gov) at (804) 888-9120 or (804) 366-4537.
Is your agency interested participating in an EMSAT broadcast?
Is your squad interested in helping to produce an EMSAT program? If so, let us know! Contact Terry Coy at 804-366-4537.
EMSAT programs are scheduled in six-month increments. This schedule allows for greater flexibility to respond to the many changes that occur in our industry. The monthly topics covered in EMSAT are selected by the office staff of the Division of Educational Development (training).
EMSAT programs are intended to deliver instruction in two areas: required topics at the ALS and BLS levels, and enrichment classes that may not be widely available throughout the Commonwealth. We are always seeking suggestions for EMSAT programs, especially creative topics that push the envelope in EMS training.
We are continually seeking qualified EMSAT instructors as well, so please let us know if you have just taken “the best class from the best instructor”. Suggestions for EMSAT may be sent to Terry Coy, EMSAT Producer, at Terry.Coy@vdh.virginia.gov, (804) 888-9120 or (804) 366-4537.
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