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West Virginia Office of
Emergency Medical Services

350 Capitol Street
Room 425
Charleston WV, 25301

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OEMS Phone: (304) 558-3956
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Trauma Phone: (304) 558-7124
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West Virginia Office of EMS News

Showing the last 180 days of news items.Thursday, March 14, 2019

Recognizing Outstanding Individuals and Organizations for Dedicated Delivery of Patient Care

The Office of EMS would like to recognize hard-working individuals and/or organizations for their dedicated and outstanding efforts in the delivery of patient care in West Virginia.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

March 2019 EMSAC Meeting

The regularly scheduled statutory meeting of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) will be held on March 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Medical Coordination Center, 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV 26601. EMSAC Subcommittees will meet prior to the EMSAC meeting beginning 9:00 AM with the Special Interest subcommittee, 9:45 AM Administration subcommittee, 10:30 AM Safety subcommittee, 11:15 AM Policy/Procedure & Protocol subcommittee and 12:00 for the Training subcommittee.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Education Policy Update

There are new documents available regarding OEMS Education Policy Updates. Education Policy Continuum Release

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Farewell

I wanted to let you know that I have resigned as the Director of WV OEMS. I am leaving state government and have accepted a position in the private sector. I have learned a great deal over the past five years in this role. I am taking with me not only that knowledge, but many friendships and great memories. We have accomplished a great deal and had many successes. I am looking forward to watching your continued progress (as a private citizen) throughout 2019 and beyond. I am confident that the WV EMS system will continue to lead the nation. Best wishes for your continued success!!!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Ambulance Reimbursement WV-18-005 Approval

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has completed its review of West Virginia’s State Plan Amendment (SPA) 18-005, Ambulance Reimbursement. We are pleased to inform you that this SPA is approved with an effective date of January 1, 2019. Enclosed is a copy of the CMS Summary Page (CMS-179 form) and the approved State Plan page. If you have further questions about this SPA, please contact Dan Belnap of my staff at 215-861-4273.

Volunteer Opportunity for EMS Personnel

Since March 2018, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health, has seen an unprecedented increase in the number of confirmed cases of acute Hepatitis A virus (HAV) across the state. The HAV outbreak in West Virginia includes over 2,000 confirmed cases in 40 counties. BPH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide HAV vaccine to at-risk populations and are assisting Local Health Departments to implement vaccination strategies across the state. As part of this statewide initiative, BPH will be coordinating and participating in a series of vaccination clinics in January 2019. We are currently targeting 7 Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Comprehensive Treatment Centers located in Raleigh, Harrison, Wood, Mingo, Kanawha, Ohio and Cabell counties. The times for the clinics will be from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm with the first taking place in Cabell County on January 4, 2019.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Passage of SIREN ACT: Federal Grants for Rural Agencies

Passage of SIREN Act to provide federal grants for rural agencies To read more about this legislation, please click on the link” https://www.emsworld.com/news/1221880/passage-siren-act-provide-federal-grants-rural-agencies

Monday, December 17, 2018

Nemsis V3 Update

As vendors pass testing, they are placed on the EMSPIC website: https://www.emspic.org/applications/continuum/ Scroll down to the section labeled "Approved to Send Data to the West Virginia Office of EMS." Currently approved vendors include: Beyond Lucid Technologies emsCharts ImageTrend RAM Software Systems

West Virginia Active Threat EMS

The West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (WVOEMS) and the West Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) have been working over the past year to evaluate and implement training for first responders specifically relating to active threat situations. This has been no small undertaking as many agencies tend to drift in one direction or another. No program of this nature can be successful without buy-in from all agencies respectively. Acts of violence present unusual circumstances that require a collaborative response from public safety agencies to mitigate the threats and to provide immediate treatment to those injured.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

EMSAC Meeting at 2PM

EMSAC will be held at 2PM at Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority located at 601 Brook Street, Charleston, WV 25301. The phone number is 304-345-2312 should you need directions. Parking may be somewhat of an issue but you can park in the hospital parking garage and walk across the street if need be.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Health Advisory 153

The WV Health Advisory 153 is a health advisory about Priorities and clinical considerations for the Hepatitis A Outbreak. Please read then distribute to appropriate staff and public health partners.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) Meeting

The regularly scheduled statutory meeting of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) will be held on December 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Medical Coordination Center, 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV 26601. EMSAC Subcommittees will meet prior to the EMSAC meeting beginning 9:00 AM with the Special Interest subcommittee, 9:45 AM Administration subcommittee, 10:30 AM Safety subcommittee, 11:15 AM Policy/Procedure & Protocol subcommittee and 12:00 for the Training subcommittee.

Friday, November 16, 2018

WVU Traffic Pattern Change

Beginning Monday November 19th at 5:00 am the entrance to the WVU Emergency Department will be re-routed. This temporary road will allow construction to begin for the POC Level 5 and 6 Vertical Expansion Project. The re-route is expected to remain until late Summer 2019. Existing signage will be adjusted and new signage will clearly mark the new route. Security will be present to assist initial traffic flow. The north POC door will remain open for pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Not hearing from OEMS?

If you are not receiving emails or other correspondence from OEMS, please update your profile in the Continuum system with correct mailing and email addresses. This contact information is how OEMS communicates with EMS personnel. Thanks for your assistance and cooperation.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Potential Email Scam

Please monitor emails that you receive cautiously. OEMS has had reports of individuals receiving emails from false TSN email addresses. TSN is no longer working with OEMS on any projects. These emails could contain viruses or allow hackers access to your information/computers. Be safe out there!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Medical Policy Care Committee (MPCC) meeting Canceled

The meeting of the Medical Policy Care Committee (MPCC) and Medical Command Committee scheduled consecutively starting Friday, October 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the WV Medical Coordination Center, 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV 26601 have been canceled.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

National Registry Implementation Roll Out Sessions

NATIONAL REGISTRY IMPLEMENTATION ROLL OUT SESSIONS :1)October 10, 2018 5 PM Lake View Resort, Morgantown, WV, 2) ​November 26, 2018 2 PM Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Authority, Moorefield, WV, 3)​November 27, 2018 2 PM Marion County Rescue Squad, Fairmont, WV, 4) November 28, 2018 10 AM Parkersburg Fire Department, Parkersburg, WV, 5) November 28, 2018 2 PM Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, Charleston, WV and 6) ​November 29, 2018 10 AM National Mine Academy, Beaver, WV

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

MPCC Friday, October 26, 2018 9:00 AM

The meeting of the Medical Policy Care Committee (MPCC) will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the WV Medical Coordination Center, 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV 26601. The meeting of the Medical Command Committee will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 immediately following the MPCC meeting.

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