Sunday, 22 April 2018

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VA-1 DMAT is Hiring!

Virginia-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team is seeking Paramedics, Pharmacists, IT Specialists and Respiratory Therapists.     

The National Disaster Medical System is seeking Paramedics, Pharmacists, IT Specialists and Respiratory Therapists to hire as intermittent federal employees for the Virginia-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (VA-1 DMAT).

DMATs are staffed with medical professionals and para-professionals who can help area health systems respond by providing expert patient care. DMAT team members include advanced clinicians (nurse practitioners/physician assistants), medical officers and physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics, pharmacists, safety specialists, logistical specialists, information technologists, communication and administrative specialists.

Read more: VA-1 DMAT is Hiring!

Its time to nominate for regional EMS awards

regional awardThe Tidewater EMS Council wants to recognize you and your fellow EMS providers, instructors, nurses, physicians, administrators, high school seniors and more during our annual EMS awards program. Nominations are now open using a new 2-question nomination form. Winners of the regional EMS awards will compete for a chance to win the Governor's EMS Awards administered by the Virginia Office of EMS. Visit www.tidewaterems.org/awards for more information and the nomination forms. Nomination deadline is April 15, 2018 has been extended to April 22, 2018.

Education and research fund board seeks members

advisory boardNominations are being accepted for Weber Fund Advisory Board members.The Tidewater EMS Council's Board of Directors established the Kent J. Weber EMS Education and Research Fund in 2015 in honor the leadership and guidance of the council’s first executive director, long time board member and treasurer, Kent Jules Weber. More recently a Weber Fund Advisory Board was established to develop strategic advice and provide direction and support to the Board of Directors in all matters related to the Fund. 

Read more: Education and research fund board seeks members

Injectable Narcotic Shortages

EMS Agencies, Field Personnel, and OMDs within the TEMS Region:

              All manufacturers are currently experiencing supply issues related to shortages of injectable narcotic products. Shortages are related to manufacturing delays and product availability. These shortages are predicted to extend into 2019.

              These shortages include morphine 10 mg/1 mL 10 mg vials and fentanyl 50 mcg/1 mL 100 mcg vials that are stocked in the Tidewater EMS Red medication boxes.

Read more: Injectable Narcotic Shortages

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Cardiac Grand Rounds
Tue Apr 24 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
CISM Team Meeting
Mon May 07 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
OMD Committee Meeting
Tue Jun 05 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Jun 13 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Jun 20 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
CISM Team Meeting
Tue Aug 07 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Aug 08 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
OMD Committee Meeting
Wed Sep 05 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Sep 19 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Oct 10 @12:00PM - 02:00PM

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Basic Life Support
Wed Apr 25 @ 9:30AM - 01:30PM
NIMS ICS 400
Thu Apr 26 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
ACLS Update
Fri May 04 @ 9:30AM - 04:00PM
Geriatric Education for the EMS Provider (GEMS)
Sat May 05 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
PALS UPDATE
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ACLS Update
Tue May 08 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Basic Life Support
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