TEMS office closed - Veteran's Day, Nov 10
EMS Education and Training Committee meeting - TEMS, Wed Nov 15 @ 9:30 am
MMRS Strike Team Leadership meeting - Nov 16 @ 9:30 am, TEMS
TEMS office closed - Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov 23 and 24
ICS 400 Course, Nov 29-30 at TEMS in Chesapeake Note date change (FREE). RegisterTactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Dec 2-3 in Suffolk. $ (discount for EMS providers). Register online, enter course #TC-17-8320-03. More info and for payment.
BLS, ACLS, PALS and ATLS Courses at EVMS. $ https://sim.evms.edu (find a course in the Course Catalog).
BLS, ACLS, PALS, TCCC and other courses at Cardiac Concepts. $ https://www.cardiacconceptsllc.com/
Eastern Shore ACLS and PALS Save the Dates:
ACLS recert – Feb 10, 2018
ACLS-EP – Feb 17, 2018
PALS recert – Apr 14, 2018
PALS recert – Apr 28, 2018
Nov 16, Union Baptist Church, Hayes, 6 pm Info and register
Nov 28, EVMS Lester Hall, 6 pm Info and register
Dec 07, Middlesex High School, Saluda, 6 pm Info and register
Dec 12, EVMS Lester Hall, 6 pm Info and register
New National Registry recertification quick guide from the Virginia Office of EMS - The recertification cycle with National Registry began on Oct 1. There are significant changes. Working with National Registry OEMS developed a Quick Guide. Please follow this quick guide and use the responses provided. It is critical that all providers recertifying during this current cycle change their recertification to NCCP 2012. If you have any questions, please contact the VA OEMS Division of Educational Development.
Also from OEMS: New and updated data validation rules being released - On Nov 27 new and updated validation rules will be going into effect in the Virginia Elite system. Read more...
Regional EMS Plan being revised - During November and December the council's EMS committees and the Board of Directors will be conducting SWOT analyses to help in the revision of the regional strategic EMS plan. If you are not able to attend a committee or board meeting during these two months, but wish to provide your input, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts. The current plan is available here...
Fire-EMS Recruitment and Retention Network Meet and Greet, Nov. 10 - You don't need to be an EMS symposium attendee to network with other R&R personnel from across the state. Friday Nov 10 meet at the Piano bar on the 2nd floor of the Norfolk Waterside Marriott for a social gathering with the primary purpose of networking and enjoying each other’s company. Bring your business card, a drink, and your R&R thoughts.
Cardiac Arrest Medications-Epinephrine is First! Oct 24 blog post from VBEMS. Read more...
CDC Alert: Advice for Providers Treating Patients in or Recently Returned from Hurricane-Affected Areas, Including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands - read more...
Federal EMS legislation update: H.R. 304, Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017 passed the Senate on Oct 24 by unanimous consent. The bill now moves back the House and then onto the President’s desk for his signature. More info...
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