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.

News:

The Prehospital program is currently both BLS and ALS accredited with the Virginia Office of EMS. The accreditation allows us to provide EMT classes as well as AEMT classes. We are very excited to continue to provide high quality EMS classes to our partners.

UVA Prehospital Hybrid EMT - July 18, 2022 to November 23, 2022

We are currently using a wait list for the class.

  • Online learning system with labs 
  • Hospital Clinical rotations consisting of one adult emergency department rotation
  • Lab class location - 2205 Fontaine Avenue, Suite 302, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Additional Costs: Paper text Book (not required)
  • Class registration:  Wait List EMT class registration
  • Seats limited to 16 students for the fall class
 
AEMT Classes begin on July 25 to December 3, 2022
  • Online learning system with labs in five full day sessions
  • Hospital Clinical rotations consisting of two adult and one pediatric emergency department rotations
  • Field rotations done with local agencies or your home agency when approved
  • Class location - 2205 Fontaine Avenue, Suite 302, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Cost: $1575 (Includes Online Learning system, online text book and program shirt for clinical and lab rotations)
  • Additional Costs: Paper text Book, Cognitive exam, clinical parking
  • Applications will be emailed to you upon completion of the registration process for pretesting. Please complete the online registration form for further information
  • To register UVA AEMT Hybrid Registration

For more information, email: Jimtrue@virginia.edu or Robinclark@virginia.edu

 

Free Continuing Education Offered (currently suspended due to COVID-19)

  • Location: 2205 Fontaine Ave, Suite 302, Charlottesville, VA
  • Parking located in back of building off of Lewis Street

 

Current Roles:

1. Feedback

Purpose: Agencies or providers that are seeking feedback regarding your patient outcomes to promote better patient care and knowledge can request feedback from Jmt8as@virginia.edu

2. Outreach

Purpose: Extend hospital services/recommendations into the prehospital environment

3. 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

4. EMS Internal Representation and Advocacy

Purpose: Advocate for EMS within UVA Health.

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

5. 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 EMT and AEMT Classes (State Accredited), regional/state/national conferences, 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
  • Advance Bleeding Control with blood estimation

6. Coordination of EMS Clinical Time within the UVA Health System

Purpose: Unified scheduling of all internal and external prehospital providers

Types: Local EMT courses, PVCC EMS students

 

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