The Tidewater EMS Council Board of Directors approved an exciting new grant program to help EMS providers attend national EMS conferences. The program will pay registration, travel and hotel costs for selected individuals who are affiliated with EMS agencies in the Tidewater region. The first grants are now available and are targeted for the EMS World Expo in Las Vegas, September 8-12, 2013. Those interested in obtaining a grant should apply no later than July 17.
Read more: TEMS Announces Grant Assistance to Attend National Conferences
Somewhere between Advanced Directives, Durable Do Not Resuscitate and a patient’s wishes is a gray area about end-of-life patient care. A program begun on the west coast helps caregivers identify and honor those end-of-life wishes. That program, with its Virginia roots in the Roanoke area, is called POST or Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment. The program was piloted by Sentara in part of the Tidewater EMS region during 2011 and 2012, and will roll out regionwide, as well as in several other parts of Virginia, starting October 1, 2012.
Read more: POST Program Helps Caregivers With End of Life Decisions