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COVID-19 Update for EMS Educators

This is a blanket e‐mail message to all certified Education Coordinators and ALS Coordinators.

Dear Education Coordinator,

My apologies for this length of this e-mail, however the information we are covering below is very important. 

On Thursday afternoon, March 12, 2020, Governor Northam issued a State of Emergency outlining additional measures to combat COVID-19.  Under this State of Emergency, the Governor has banned some state travel, specially-scheduled state conferences and large events for a minimum of 30-days.  Please read the State of Emergency for more information.

Read more: COVID-19 Update for EMS Educators

Regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer Courses

Virginia Department of Health Announces Regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer Courses

The Virginia Department of Health will be providing regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer courses to ensure that Health Districts/Medical Practices have staff qualified to provide respirator fit testing.  The attendee will be able to train others in the proper procedures for fit-testing.

Dr. David Wilder, Public Health Physician from Fairfax County Health Department will instruct attendees.  The course will take approximately two and one-half hours with the following objectives:

  1. Develop and maintain an OSHA-compliant respiratory protection program
  2. Use respirators to limit exposure to infectious respiratory agents
  3. Properly fit-test a N-95 respirator and train others on the procedures

The course will be held on the following dates and locations:

Read more: Regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the Trainer Courses

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