Free quarterly CE workshop, April 28 (repeated April 29) features stroke. Topics include large vessel occlusion and recognition, stroke scales, neurological assessment, stroke mimics and chameleons, ED patient turnover, stroke prevention and risk assessment. Visit www.tidewaterems.org/ce for more info and to register. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Brickhouse Auditorium. Lunch included.
Feature article: Tidewater EMS Council revises Stroke, STEMI and EMS performance improvement plans. Read the full article...
Eastern Shore EMS Council & RSAF Grading, Tues Apr 18 @ 7 pm
CISM Team Meeting, Mon May 01 @ 6:00 pm at TEMS
EMS PI Conference Call, Thu May 04 @12:00 noon
Patient & Provider Safety PI Sub-Committee, Thu May 11 @ 3:30 pm at TEMS
Trauma PI Sub-Committee, Thu May 11 @ 5:00 pm at TEMS
EMS Functions in ICS (FO166), April 22-23, Kilmarnock-Lancaster Rescue Squad. Free. Info and Register
ICS 300 and 400 Courses at TEMS in Chesapeake (free)
TEMS Quarterly EMS CE: Stroke, April 28 and repeated April 29 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Brickhouse Auditorium. Free and lunch provided. Info and Register
Prehospital Trauma Life Support, April 29-30, Nansemond-Suffolk Vol. Rescue Squad, Suffolk. Info and Register
TEEX Medical Management of CBNRE Events (PER – 211), May 9-11, Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin. Free. Info and Register
2nd Annual Pediatric Trauma Conference, May 11, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk Info and Register (scroll down to see this conference)
April 25, EVMS Lester Hall, 6 pm Info and register
May 13, EVMS Lester Hall, 6 pm Info and register
May 17, Middlesex HS, Saluda, 6 pm Info and register
May 25, Hampton Fire Training, 6 pm Info and register
Accomack Public Safety moves - The Accomack County Department of Public Safety moved to 18426 Dunne Ave (PO Box 426), Parksley, VA 23421. Congratulations on new quarters!
EMT certification course funding opportunity open through April 25 - The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is announcing a NO MATCH grant funding opportunity that is available to reimburse non-profit EMS agencies for enrollment costs for initial EMS certification programs. The funding is for programs that start on or after January 1, 2017 and before June 30, 2017, and is based on the OEMS pricing structure. More info...
State hospital association names Sentara VP its new chair - Michael V. Gentry, the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare, has been elected chairman of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association board of directors. More info...
Recall: EpiPen and and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector - Failure to Activate Device. More info...
Peninsulas EMS Council offers "Celebrate EMS Day" on May 27 at Busch Gardens - includes an all you can eat picnic lunch and the 2017 PEMS regional awards ceremony in the Black Forest! Discount tickets and the picnic buffet vouchers are available here. (Current pass holders must still register in order to get their free meal voucher.)
May 21-27, 2017 is National EMS Week - Plan locally for activities that thank, unite and inspire EMS providers as well as promote and celebrate the EMS system. More information on the campaign is available at EMSSTRONG.org. This year's theme: Always in Service.Tidewater EMS Council, 1104 Madison Plaza, Chesapeake, VA 23320 757 963-0632 Toll Free 844-757-TEMS (8367)