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Discontinuation of Cooling in the Prehospital Field

icon Discontinuation of cooling in the prehospital field- effective April 22, 2015

Please read the information on the decision made by the BREMS Regional OMD Committee regarding discontinuation of cooling in the prehospital field.  The protocols on the webpage have been updated to reflect this change as well.

The Trauma Services Monthly Star Recognition

Beginning in February 2015, Centra Trauma Services began to recognize a few people each month who consistently provide excellent trauma care and go above and beyond for our patients.  Each recipeint will receive a trauma star pin for their name badge as well as recognition in their trauma team conference summary.  This program is opne to nursing, techs, EMS, physicians, and ancillary staff.  

Recipents for February 2015:

  • Jimmy Mitchell, NREMT-P with Lynchburg Fire Dept.   "Jimmy is being recognized for the exceptional handoff we captured on video this month.  Undoubtedly he is one of our strongest EMS leaders and has remarkable clinical finesse.  We are fortunate to have Jimmy in our community."
  • Dr. John Guglielmetti.  "Recognized for the exceptional care of our pediatric level one trauma patient reviewed at conference this week. He was funlly engaged in every aspect of the patient's care here at LGH and led the team in an exceptional manner.  His leadership for this care is to be commended."

Signature Information Update for Drug Box

icon 2015 Pharmacy Exchange Instructions  Please look over this document for a clear idea of how to fill out the drug box administration record.  

A new report for the Virginia Violent Death Reporting System: Women and Suicide in Virginia

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the Virginia Department of Health has issued a new report from the Virginia Violent Death Reporting System: Women and Suicide in Virginia.  
This report explores characteristics of women’s suicide in Virginia for the ten year period between 2003 and 2012.  Among women, the greatest suicide risk it to white and middle aged women, a population with substance abuse and mental health problems who are likely to be receiving mental health treatment at the time of their suicide.  Women suicide decedents use poisons to end their lives in high proportions, often with the very drugs that were prescribed to address their mental health and medical concerns.  These data suggest needs related to health and mental health for women that move beyond medication to address underlying challenges that arise over the life course.


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