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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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Education and research fund board seeks members

advisory boardNominations are being accepted for Weber Fund Advisory Board members.The Tidewater EMS Council's Board of Directors established the Kent J. Weber EMS Education and Research Fund in 2015 in honor the leadership and guidance of the council’s first executive director, long time board member and treasurer, Kent Jules Weber. More recently a Weber Fund Advisory Board was established to develop strategic advice and provide direction and support to the Board of Directors in all matters related to the Fund. 

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New field coordinator position serves Western Tidewater

porter smallThe Tidewater EMS Council created a new field coordinator position to support EMS education, performance improvement, mass casualty preparedness and other EMS programs in the counties of Southampton and Isle of Wight, and the city of Franklin.

Harvey “Jay” Porter, the Tidewater EMS Council’s former Education and Performance Improvement Coordinator, began serving as Field Coordinator – Western Tidewater part time beginning January 1, 2018.

Read more: New field coordinator position serves Western Tidewater

TEMS welcomes new PI and Education Coordinator

McMahonMichael F. "Mike" McMahon, Jr. joined the Tidewater EMS Council staff on December 8, 2017 as the Performance Improvement and Education Coordinator. Mike is a National Registry Paramedic and Virginia Education Coordinator, and holds a Master's degree in Public Health from the Eastern Virginia Medical School and a Bachelor's of Science degree in biology from Virginia Tech. Mike's EMS background includes volunteer and career EMS, lifeguard service and EMS instruction along with various other fire, hazmat, ICS and medical certifications.

Read more: TEMS welcomes new PI and Education Coordinator

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VHAC
Tue Sep 28 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
MOC Meeting
Wed Oct 13 @12:00AM - 02:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Oct 13 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
STEMI PI Committee Meeting
Thu Oct 14 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Stroke PI Committee Meeting
Thu Oct 14 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Education & Training Meeting
Wed Oct 20 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Nov 17 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
OMD Committee Meeting - Joint
Tue Dec 07 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Dec 08 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Thu Dec 09 @ 6:00AM - 10:00PM

Upcoming Classes

ICS 300
Tue Oct 19 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICS 300
Wed Oct 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICS 300
Thu Oct 21 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Beth Torres - Courageous Coaches: Creating a Winning Team
Thu Oct 28 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Tex Ford - Airway House of Horrors
Thu Oct 28 @10:45AM - 12:15PM
Teri Ackerson - Trauma, Infection, and Autoimmune, OH MY
Thu Oct 28 @ 1:15PM - 02:15PM
Susan Singalewitch - Sepsis
Thu Oct 28 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
ICS 400
Wed Dec 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICS 400
Thu Dec 02 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
QTEE - Details Coming Soon
Wed Jan 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

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