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Thank you for all your support during the August 11-12 Rally

Continuing Education Opportunities:

Toxicology - Presented by: Christopher Holstege, MD, Co-Medical Director of the Blue Ridge Poison Center (BRPC), Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology at the University of Virginia.

September 25, 2018- 1800-1930

To Register: https://goo.gl/forms/N4Cjwypfk17yiN6g1 (limited space available)


UVA Prehospital Services Vision

UVA Health System liaison to EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement and Communication Centers for education, quality assurance and feedback to assure excellence in patient care from first medical contact throughout their care within the Health System. 

Current Roles


Purpose: Extend hospital services/recommendations into the prehospital environment

Performance Improvement

Purpose: Collect data for registries and accreditation.  Provide internal and external patient care feedback to agencies to improve patient outcomes.

Examples:  STEMI feedback, Stroke Feedback, Trauma PI, Call sheet review, Be Safe

EMS Internal Representation and Advocacy

Purpose: Advocate for EMS within the UVA Health System.

Examples: QST Stroke Meeting, QST Cath Lab Meeting, Trauma PI, ED-C3 Emergency Dept Meeting

EMS Education

Purpose: To promote certification and re-certification of EMS members and agencies in line with national standards and hospital guidelines and initiatives.  

Clients: EMS/Fire Agencies, dispatch centers and the general community in the Central Virginia area, with occasional extension in other geographic areas within Virginia. 

Types: Initial AEMT Classes (State Accredited), internal and external continuing education for all levels of EMS providers, regional/state/national conferences, CCEMT-P, Stress First Aid, STEMI Showdown and any other EMS/community educational needs

UVA Life Support Learning Center - ACLS, PALS, AMLS, PHTLS, PEARS, NRP, Ped ITLS, Stop the Bleed

Coordination of EMS Clinical Time within the UVA Health System           

Purpose: Unified scheduling of all internal and external prehospital providers



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