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Safety Alert - Epi

SAFETY ALERT- Epinephrine Labeling Changes- Removal of Ratios (no change in the drug product, just labeling)
This is a reminder of a change that was made in June of 2017 but is beginning to be seen in the field now.
Please remind your providers that this change has occurred. 

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Preparing for the unthinkable: Law enforcement, EMS team up for active shooter drill

Smithfield — The halls and church areas of Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church were filled with students and church members, Saturday 4/28/18 as they got ready for an active shooter training drill session.


Yet in a matter of moments, chaos broke out around 13:00 when the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue and area responders took part in an extensive active shooter drill.

 The drill simulated a shooter coming onto the premises and opening fire on the church in session, leaving mass destruction in his path.

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James “Jim” Chandler


it is with deep personal regret that the TEMS Staff inform you that James “Jim” Chandler passed away earlier today. His death was sudden and unexpected, and the TEMS Staff asks that you pray for the Chandler family and his friends. We, the TEMS Staff, ask you to be respectful of the family’s privacy during this difficult time.

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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.

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EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Dec 09 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Virtual Joint TEMS/PEMS OMD Committee Meeting
Thu Dec 10 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
TEMS STEMI PI Committee Meeting (Virtual)
Thu Dec 10 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Stroke PI Committee Meeting (Virtual)
Thu Dec 10 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
OMD Update - Virtual
Fri Dec 11 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Dec 16 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Dec 16 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Christmas - Office Closed
Thu Dec 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
PI Data Pull
Thu Jan 07 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
EMS PI Committee
Thu Jan 07 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM

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ICS 300
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ICS 300
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ICS 300
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