The Annual Tidewater EMS Education Expo will be returning in 2020 and will be composed of multiple tracks covering ALS, BLS, Nurse/Medic and Hot Topics which includes the following topics: Current Trends, Communications, Critical Care, Educator, Medical, Operations, Special Considerations and Trauma. The Expo is scheduled for April 29th to May 3rd 2020.
The Tidewater EMS Education Expo is one of the state's premier educational opportunities for EMS providers and Nurses to obtain continuing education credits and to network with peers. Each year, more than 150 registrants choose from 5 different tracks over the 5-day event.
National and local educators participate to make this event one of the top pre-hospital educational opportunities in the state.
During a beautiful afternoon at Harbor Park in Norfolk on June 16, 2019, the Tidewater EMS Council presented ten regional EMS awards and a special lifetime achievement award. The awards presentation was part of the council's annual EMS family day at the ballpark attended by some 400 responders, dispatchers, emergency department staff and their families.
There has been a few incidents with certain nasal airways getting dislodged and causing blockages. Please click the links below to see the SBAR from Sentara and a PDF poster that was created regarding this issue. Feel free to distribute as you see fit.
Sentara Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance transitioned from its original ground helipad at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital to a rooftop array 296 feet above grade
on May 1, 2019. The new rooftop site includes a 45’ x 45’ pad exclusively for Nightingale and an adjacent 65’ x 65’ pad for other air ambulances in the region and U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy helicopters, which called at the hospital 21 times in 2018.