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VA EMS Scholarship Program

The Virginia EMS Scholarship Program will officially launch on October 17, 2018 at 12:01 AM. Yesterday evening, we notified all students who were enrolled in an eligible Virginia approved initial certification program from July 1, 2018 through October 15, 2018 to make them aware of their potential eligibility for the new scholarship program.

Read more: VA EMS Scholarship Program

TEMS Red Box Exchange - Checking of Narcotics

The pharmacies of the TEMS region have STOPPED opening  Red (Drug) Boxes to confirm the inventory with the providers at the window. This is an effort to standardize the box exchange across the system and to reduce the turnaround time for the field providers.

Each time the box is opened has to be re-checked and documentation of the medication has to be made in a log book and has to have a pharmacist to re-check and document before reclosing.

By removing this step in the process will allow for faster turnaround times for the crews that need to exchange out med boxes.

Read more: TEMS Red Box Exchange - Checking of Narcotics

IWVRS training preps responders for hostile situations.

Isle of Wight Vol. Rescue Squad held their first class for "Tactical Emergency Casualty Care" at their training facility on August 11, 2018. IWVRS was recognized as a TECC IMG 20180811 135307193IWVRS Classtraining location early July by the Committee-TECC.

This class brought area EMS / Fire personnel and Law Enforcement together to learn how to deal with situations in which they are responding to hostile situations with casualties.

Read more: IWVRS training preps responders for hostile situations.

Upcoming Events

Patient and Provider Safety Committee Meeting
Thu Jul 14 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Trauma PI Committee
Thu Jul 14 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Jul 20 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Medical Operations Committee
Wed Aug 10 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
STEMI PI Committee
Thu Aug 11 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Stroke PI Committee
Thu Aug 11 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Aug 17 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
ICS 400
Wed Aug 31 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NIMS ICS 400 
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ICS 400
Thu Sep 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

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Thoracic Trauma
Thu Jul 21 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Stroke
Thu Jul 21 @10:45AM - 11:45AM
911 Best Practices for Hospice Patients
Thu Jul 21 @12:45PM - 01:45PM
The Effects of Manual Ventilation on Intrathoracic Pressures and Cardiac Output
Thu Jul 21 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM

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