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
The Office of EMS is pleased to introduce our revamped mobile app. The improved app maintains all the functionality of the existing mobile app and adds new features to assist Virginia providers with maintaining their certification. The app is free to download and use. A Quick Guide for the app can be found here.
As a part of the update, the office has made available several new features which make the app integral to assisting providers with access to key information they need pertaining to their certification and continuing education.
For EMS Providers, new features include:
For EMS Educators, new features include all of the above PLUS:
Check out the new interactive Trauma Triage Data Dashboard. This is the first public-facing data dashboard produced and managed but the OEMS Epi team. The data sets include demographics, trauma incident analysis, total trauma incidents by Regional EMS Council and much more.
For more information, visit: Trauma Triage Dashboard
Virginians rely on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to respond to the call for help and to provide quality prehospital care during their greatest time of need. National EMS Week is May 21 – 27, 2023. EMS for Children Day, May 24, focuses on the pediatric patient and the specialized care required when providing treatment to them.
EMS Week recognizes the dedication of 37,880 EMS providers and 552 agencies in Virginia. Last year, EMS providers responded to more than 1.65 million calls for help in Virginia, which represents approximately 4,520 incidents per day.