WVEMS Releases COVID-19 Protocols

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The WVEMS Council’s Regional Medical Direction committee has continually updated the COVID-19 Protocol. Most recently, the TRAVEL element of the screening process has been eliminated from the guidance/reference document. You and your agencies should download/laminate and post this document in your EMS vehicles for quick reference. The protocol includes a link to a reference document which will be updated continually.  In the protocol, there is a QR code and a clickable link to the reference document. Please use the link to access this information rather than printing it, as it will be updated frequently.

The linked document is a live document that will change fluidly, so reference the link or QR code often.  WVEMS Council will make every attempt to send out push notifications of revisions to this live document. However, please understand that our Regional Medical Direction Committee physicians are updating this document directly, so notice of revisions may not reach Council staff immediately. Please check the link often! 

Also, please see the UPDATED document linked below that outlines our decontamination directive for drug boxes.  As we learn more about COVID-19, this document will likely be revised again. When you exchange a drug box at a hospital or FSED, you must complete a Drug Box Decontamination Procedure Form (see example below). In the event that the details of this document change, we will communicate the changes with you and make sure that you have the most up-to-date information. This directive applies to ALL drug box exchanges, not just those with possible infectious disease exposure.

A guidance document for law enforcement and fire service agencies is also listed below. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office or if you have specific protocol concerns or questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LINK TO WVEMS EMERGENCY COVID-19 PROTOCOL  (wvems.org/COVID-19)

pdf LINK TO DRUG BOX DECONTAMINATION DIRECTIVE (30 KB)

LINK TO GUIDANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE SERVICE AGENCIES

  pdf DRUG BOX DECON PROCEDURE FORM (51 KB)

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