The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance is seeking proposals from qualified/experienced individuals or groups to develop and deliver a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Program. Funding for this endeavor is a result of the Hospital Preparedness Program under the Assistance Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), US Dept. of Health and Human Services. NSPA intends to contract with a single vendor to develop and deliver this project. Funding associated with this project is available contingent upon all work being completed and invoiced by June 30, 2020. pdf Click HERE for more information. (151 KB)

On behalf of the WVEMS Medical Directors, we are happy to release the 2019 WVEMS Operational Protocols.  The protocol update consists of an informational video, a 25 question assessment and a schematic of the new drugs and their placement in the WVEMS drug boxes. 

WVEMS Field Coordinators will begin updating the drug boxes on December 9th with anticipated completion no later than mid-January.  During this transition period, please note that some medications may not be available.  Should you have any questions about patient care, contact “online medical direction”. 

Drug boxes that have been updated will have the following label:

2019 Protocol Update

Please keep in mind that you are NOT allowed to practice under the new protocol guidelines until your Operational Medical Director has cleared you to do so. 

The WVEMS Protocol Roll-Out Video can be accessed at:

Protocol Assessment can be access at:

2019 Protocols:

  pdf Click here for the 2019 Drug Box Schematic (239 KB)

  pdf Click Here for the 2019 PDF Protocols (19.00 MB)

Some hospital pharmacies within the WVEMS region are currently experiencing a shortage of Lidocaine pre-filled syringes. As a substitute, pharmacies will provide a 100mg/5ml vial of Lidocaine during the shortage. Boxes will be appropriately marked.

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