Welcome to the newly formed Virginia EMS for Children (EMSC) Pediatric Champions newsletter.
The goal of this newsletter is to facilitate connections among EMS and Emergency Department personnel who share a passion for providing exceptional care to children. Through this partnership, we aim to foster a supportive network that offers education, references, and discussions on pediatric care throughout the state.
Learn more about this exciting new publication and read the first edition at: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/2023/12/PC-Newsletter-Vol-1-12-final-12423.pdf.
The 2023 International Great ShakeOut Drill will occur on October 19, 2023, at 10:19 a.m. This is an opportunity to practice being safer during earthquakes, update emergency plans and supplies, and secure moveable items. For more tips and info, read the flyer: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/23/2023/10/Social-Media-Great-ShakOut-2023.pdf
The PulsePoint app is now live in Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro areas. Check out the news story to learn more about this life-saving app: https://www.whsv.com/2023/10/18/pulsepoint-app-live-staunton-augusta-waynesboro-areas/.
The PulsePoint app allows CPR-trained individuals to receive an alert from PulsePoint Respond, and it tells them where a cardiac arrest event is happening and where they can find the nearest AED.
The PulsePoint AED app can allow citizens to receive help before a life is in danger by easily identifying AEDs throughout the community. Users can also place the AED location on a map, add business and descriptor information and submit photos of the AED in the context of its surroundings.
Learn more about the PulsePoint app: https://www.pulsepoint.org/.
The Board of Directors of the VIRGINIA PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION Cordially Invites You to Attend the 2023 COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SAFETY MEMORIAL CEREMONY on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:00 P.M.
Learn more: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/23/2023/10/2023-COMMONWEALTH-PUBLIC-SAFETY-MEMORIAL-CEREMONY-INVITE.pdf
The 2023 Virginia EMS Symposium scheduled for November 8-12, 2023, has been cancelled. Please read this important update from OEMS Director Gary Brown.
2023 Virginia EMS Symposium Cancellation Notice– September 6, 2023
OEMS SYMPOSIUM 2023 CANCELLATION FAQS