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2019 Regional Awards Banquet

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It is that time of year again! Please take the time to recognize the great EMS providers we have in this region for all of their hard work and dedication!  Our recent 2019 Advanced Practice Paramedic Program Candidates will be recognized as well.

 

Our 2019 Regional Awards Program is scheduled for Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 pm.  The location is the City View by the James located in the Bank of the James Building at 828 Main Street #2002 in Lynchburg, VA 24504.

Click here to check out our venue!

 

The Award nomination deadline is Friday, May 10th. There are twelve (12) Regional Categories that become State Nominees after the Regional Awards Program has completed.  

 

To help with the task submission of nominations, please click on the following link for a short nomination form http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/other-ems-programs-and-links/governors-ems-awards-program-2/regional-ems-awards-online-nomination-forms/.  

This comes straight to our office. 

 

Thank you all for your support and dedication to the Regional EMS System!

 

icon 2019 Regional Award Guidelines

 

icon 2019 Contribution to Children Award

icon 2019 Emergency Preparedness Award

icon 2019 EMS Agency Award

icon 2019 Exellence Award

icon 2019 Health & Safety Award

icon 2019 Nurse Award

icon 2019 Outstanding Administrator Award

icon 2019 Outstanding Physician Award

icon 2019 Outstanding Prehospital Provider Award

icon 2019 Prehospital Educator Award

icon 2019 Telecommunicator Award

icon 2019 Scholarship Award

 
Protocols

BREMS Protocols 

icon BREMS Protocols - March 2019 Update

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Medication Shortage Notifications & Directives

icon BREMS Medication Directive for Epi & Bicarb - Feb 2019 

icon BREMS Dobutamine Infusion Directive 8-29-18

icon BREMS Diphenhydramine Directive 11-14-18

icon BREMS Lidocaine Infusion Directive 12-20-17

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BREMS Drug Box Drawer Map

Providers will no longer see a laminated drawer map in the top of the BREMS drug box lid. The configuration will be here, on the BREMS mobile protocol app, and it will be placed on the LGH requsition sheet.

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New BREMS Drug Replacement Requisition Sheet

icon New BREMS Drug Replacement Requisition Sheet

 

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BREMS Protocol Update Training for June 2017

 

Below you will find training material for the next BREMS Protocol Update which will go live on June 1, 2017. 
Included in this update are:
 
  • DDNR/DNR & Palliative Care
  • How to properly restrain a patient and dealing with a combative patient
  • Changes to the concentration of Levophed (Drip rate changes)
    • Please note: There will now be (2) 4mg vials of Levophed in the BREMS Drug Box. 
  • Narcan administration for EMTs and Intranasal Administration training

 

While most of these will be updates to our actual policies, the Levophed concentration change and the administration of Narcan for EMTs will be reflected in the protocols as of June 1, 2017. This gives your departments and providers ample time to train and to read the documents. As of June 1, 2017, all EMTs in the BREMS Region should be utilizing the administration of Intranasal Narcan as needed, based on response level.
The members of the OMD Committee, comprised of your local OMDs as well as Dr. Marilyn McLeod being the Regional OMD, have approved these changes and updates to the policy. 
 
Please contact our office (434) 947-5934, with any questions you may have. And please ensure that all of your agencies and providers receive this notification.

 

icon Narcan & Opioid Abuse

icon Intranasal Administration

icon DDNR & Palliative Care

icon Restraints & Dealing with Combative Patients

icon Levophed Concentration Change

icon BREMS Box Configuration- Feb. 2017

 

Apps for Android and IOS software:  

Android:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acidremap.PPPBlueRidgeEMSCouncil

IOS:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blue-ridge-ems-council/id576965460

 

 Older Documents

icon BREMS Protocol Changes Directive - March 2017 

icon BREMS Protocol Update as of March 2017

icon D10% Administrative Directive Sept. 2016

 
Trauma Cap Pilot Study

BREMS has been presented with an opportunity to do a pilot study with a device called Trauma Cap. This device is geared towards management of head/scalp lacerations, to improve and standardize treatment of head trauma. The Trauma Cap is completely non-invasive and would be for use in EMS scope from a First Responder level and up. It has an application to the head in a similar way that a swimmers cap would. Then, bands are wrapped around the cap to provide that the cap remains secure and that there is pressure on the wound. This device would be used in conjunction with 4x4s or some type of gauze/bandage beneath the cap directly on the wound itself. The device uses the base of the posterior skull as a fulcrum so that the bands can be placed circumferentially around the cap/head. While very simple in its application, we feel that it is something that could greatly contribute to bleeding control for this patient population. Let’s be honest, we’ve been wrapping patients heads like mummies for years! 

Below is information from the CEO of TraumaCap LLC:

 

Hello. My name is David Waidelich, CEO of TraumaCap, LLC.  We are extremely excited to partner with Blue Ridge EMS Council and I want to personally thank you for your willingness to participate in the TraumaCap Pilot.  Your unit was chosen for this pilot for a number of reasons, one of which is the reputation you have for innovation and leadership in advancing improved care for the citizens of Virginia.  Our belief is that in the very near future, this device will be the new standard of care for treating head trauma in the pre-hospital, hospital, and combat environments and we are excited you all are involved from the very beginning! 

With that, I want to outline a few things to give you a better understanding of the pilot. 

 

The Device: A few years back, right here in Lynchburg, VA, a flight nurse for Centra One identified a need for a compressive head dressing that applies uniform pressure in the treatment of head and scalp injuries.  In an effort to provide better care for the region, two local physicians worked with a team of biomedical engineers to address this need and today, we are proud to say that the technology now exists in a device known as TraumaCap.  This early stage device provides rapid application of a head, scalp, and ear pressure dressing for the urgent and emergent setting and will allow hands-free treatment of head and scalp trauma.  Our belief is that this simple, yet elegant device will not only save you time on scene but will also provide hands free care enabling you to provide the best treatment and care possible

 

The Pilot (Goals):  This pilot, under the approval of Centra IRB Exemption Committee and BREMS leadership, will be the first time TraumaCap  will be used in the field.  We believe TraumaCap is much better than what is currently available to treat head trauma but we also know we can make it better.  That’s where you come in!  Our goal is to get feedback from you, the expert provider and ultimate user who will benefit from its development, in two key areas:

  1. The efficacy and time savings of using TraumaCap.
  2. Improvements that could be made to the device.

 

The Pilot (Launch):  The pilot will launch on March 11, 2019 and  is very straightforward.  It can be summarized in the below steps.  Familiarize yourself with the device.

  1. Complete Training.  Watch the training video, read the protocols, and review the procedures on the packaging. 
  2. Stock your Unit with the device.  If you need more, they can be provided.
  3. Use it when you think it is the best treatment for a situation.
  4. Provide Feedback via online survey.  

 

Training:  It is essential that all users of TraumaCap view this quick 8 minute video prior to using the device in the field.  ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMJ6jtpY8l8)   

 

Survey:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TraumaCapSurvey

Your feedback is critical.  We think that with your help, BREMS could be on the forefront as we look to get this technology in the field, nationwide.  With that, we ask each of you to fill out a quick survey each time you use this device.  It is designed to take no more than a couple of minutes of your time, and again, will help us in our effort to get his to the field!  As a thank you, we will provide you with a small Starbucks gift card as our thank you for each survey you complete!  

 

Points of Contact:  Ms. Jenn Kersey will be the lead for BREMS.  You may feel free to reach out to myself (  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Riordan (  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with any questions.  

 

Again, thank you for your willingness to participate in this pilot and for the great work you do on behalf of our community!

 
Regional Competency Review

icon BREMS Competency Review - 2019

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Advanced Paramedic Program

 

icon Updated APP Protocols - August 2017

icon Updated APP Medication Index - Feb 2019

 

QA Forms:

icon New BREMS Agitated Chaotic Event/Behavioral Emergency Conscious Sedation QC Form

icon New BREMS AP Misc Use Form

icon DAI/ROSC Form

 

 

 

 
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