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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.

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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.

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Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness MGT-439

A 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters identified a training gap for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel that reduced the effectiveness in responding to pediatric patient’s and their unique needs/considerations. This course addresses pediatric emergency planning and response considerations through a combination of lectures, small group exercises, and a tabletop exercise. This is a planning not a clinical class. All students must register for a FEMA SID (student identification number). Students must bring a copy of their SID to class. Click on this link to register for your SID www.cdp.dhs.gov/femasid 

This training course is provided free of charge and is presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (TEEX) www.teex.org/nerrtc 

Read more: Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness MGT-439

Upcoming Events

STEMI PI Meeting
Thu Dec 12 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Stroke PI Meeting
Thu Dec 12 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu Dec 12 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Dec 18 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Dec 18 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Commercial EMS Agencies Committee
Thu Dec 19 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Office Closed - Christmas
Tue Dec 24 @12:00AM
Office Closed - Christmas
Wed Dec 25 @12:00AM
Office Closed - New Year's Day
Wed Jan 01 @12:00AM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Feb 12 @12:00PM - 02:00PM

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