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News archive: Oct

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ebola Preparedness Information

Dear EMS Agency Official Representative: In an effort to keep your agencies informed of Ebola preparedness, I am sending this communication. There is so much information being disseminated. We are attempting to ensure that accurate and timely information is available to EMS agencies. For instance, the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) has an Ebola-specific page that has been added to the website. For the most up to date information please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website ( or the Bureau for Public Health (BPH) Ebola-specific webpage ( There is also a good resource located at A recording of a webinar conducted this week will be posted to this site. Look for the EMS provider box located at the top left of the webpage. OEMS is currently working with partners to develop a statewide Ebola management protocol. Until this protocol is completed, approved and disseminated, please continue to utilize your individual agency infection control policies that are required in West Virginia Legislative Rule 64 CSR 48. The guidance provided by the CDC can be utilized to customize your plans to reflect the unique characteristics and efforts that should be utilized for Ebola. For additional information, please contact your local health department. Thank you for your continued service. Melissa Kinnaird Interim Director

2015 Protocol Revision Training

The 2015 Protocol Revision “Train the Trainer” sessions are complete. Instructors who attended one of the roll out sessions are now able to provide training to other instructors. Classes are now available for Advanced Life Saving (ALS) and Basic Life Saving (BLS) providers. Contact RESA (Rural Education Service Agency), RETI (Rural Emergency Trauma Institute) or your nearest approved West Virginia training center for class availability.

Friday, October 17, 2014

CDC Guidelines on Ebola and Air transport

See the attached document for information concerning the CDC's Guidelines on Ebola and Air transport

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Next MPCC meeting October 17th at the MCC building in Flatwoods starting at 9am.

The next MPCC meeting is October 17th at the MCC building in Flatwoods starting at 9am.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Revised Protocols Now Available

The WV OEMS revised protocols now available for review and to assist in training. It is not the final product. The training module is also being reviewed. The Power Point will receive modification in format, punctuation and grammar. The medications and protocols discussed in the Power Point will remain the same.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Protocol Update Educational Session

WVOEMS will be conducting Protocol Update Educational Sessions starting October 6th 2014. The official roll out schedule is as follows: 1) *Huntington: October 6, 2014 (KCEAA Training Auditorium) 9 am to 3 pm. 2) Martinsburg: October 13, 2014 (Berkeley Medical Center) 9 am to 3 pm. 3) Wheeling: October 14, 2014 (Wheeling Civic Center {WesBanco Arena} West meeting room) 9 am to 3 pm. 4) **Beckley: October 20, 2014 (Beckley Mining Academy) 9 am to 3 pm. 5) Mineral Wells: October 21, 2014 (Camden Clark Medical Center St. Joseph's Campus rooms 2+3) 9 am to 3 pm. 6) Fairmont: October 23, 2014 (Lewis County Emergency Squad Training Room, Weston WV) 9 am to 4 pm. *ONLY FOR THE HUNTINGTON SESSION AT KCEAA **Reminder for the rollout at the Mine Academy. It is a federal facility and anyone without proper driver’s license will not be allowed on the property. Please click on the title for more information.

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