Monday, 5 December 2016

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Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today (11/21/2016) announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency.

This declaration comes in response to the growing number of overdoses attributed to opioid use, and evidence that Carfentanil, a highly dangerous synthetic opioid used to sedate large animals such as elephants, has made its way its way into Virginia. A Public Health Emergency is an event, either natural or manmade, that creates a health risk to the public.

“Too many families across Virginia and the nation are dealing with heartbreak and loss as a result of prescription opioid and heroin abuse epidemic,” said Governor McAuliffe. “We cannot stand by while these drugs harm our communities and our economy. That is why I support Dr. Levine’s decision to declare a public health emergency, to heighten awareness of this issue, provide a framework for further actions to fight it, and to save Virginians’ lives.”

In response to the Public Health Emergency, and in partnership with Virginia’s Board of Pharmacy, Department of Health Professions and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Dr. Levine has issued a standing order that allows all Virginians to obtain the drug Naloxone, which can be used to treat narcotic overdoses in emergency situations.

Read more: Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

2016 Annual Report Features TEMS Program Accomplishments

The Tidewater EMS Council’s 2016 annual report highlights the accomplishments of the council’s programs during the past year. The report summarizes the work of the Tidewater EMS program, the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System, the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition and the Tidewater Center for Life Support Training. The report also includes the council’s leadership and financial statements. pdf Download the report (894 KB).

Virginia General Assembly Concludes its 2016 Session

The Virginia General Assembly convened January 13 and adjourned on March 12, 2016. This sixty-day session included a number of EMS, fire and other public safety bills and resolutions for consideration by the assembly. TEMS provides an EMS, fire and public safety bill list with links to the actual bill text and information found on General Assembly's legislative information system. Those interested can also visit the LIS and search for any topic of interest as well.

Read more: Virginia General Assembly Concludes its 2016 Session

TEMS Has Training Equipment and Electronics for Sale

The Tidewater EMS Council periodically identifies surplus items and makes them available at extremely discounted prices or for free. All items are available first come, first serve. All items as is, no warranty and no return. Contact Tonya Cook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 757 963-0632 for inspection and purchase.
 

Read more: TEMS Has Training Equipment and Electronics for Sale

Upcoming Events

STEMI Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Dec 08 @ 1:00AM - 02:30PM
Stroke Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Dec 08 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Board of Directors - TEMS
Thu Dec 08 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Dec 14 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Dec 21 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Christmas Holiday - TEMS Closed
Fri Dec 23 @12:00AM
Christmas Holiday - TEMS Closed
Mon Dec 26 @12:00AM
EMS Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Jan 12 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Trauma Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Jan 12 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Feb 08 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
STEMI Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Feb 09 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Stroke Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Feb 09 @ 2:30PM - 05:00PM
EMS Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Mar 09 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Trauma Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Mar 09 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Mar 15 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM

Upcoming Classes

CPR AED and First Aid
Wed Dec 07 @ 9:00AM -
CPR AED First Aid
Sat Dec 10 @ 9:00AM -
BLS Provider CPR
Sat Dec 10 @ 9:00AM -
Teleflex Procedural Lab at TEMS
Mon Dec 12 @ 7:00AM - 04:00PM
Teleflex Procedural Lab at TEMS
Tue Dec 13 @ 7:00AM - 04:00PM
BLS Provider CPR
Wed Dec 14 @12:00PM -
BLS Provider CPR
Sat Dec 17 @ 9:00AM -
Consolidated Testing @EVMS 12/17/2016
Sat Dec 17 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
CPR AED First Aid
Tue Dec 20 @ 4:00PM -
BLS Provider CPR
Wed Dec 28 @ 5:00PM -
Consolidated Testing @EVMS 01/31/17
Tue Jan 31 @ 6:00PM -
Mass Casualty Incident Management - Module I
Sat Feb 04 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS
Wed Feb 22 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS
Thu Feb 23 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Consolidated Testing @EVMS 02/28/17
Tue Feb 28 @ 6:00PM -
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