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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

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

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.

Symposium Volunteers Needed

We are seeking volunteers to support the 2018 Virginia EMS Symposium that will be held in Norfolk November 7 - 13, 2016.

The symposium has been held in Norfolk for the last 29 years.  Norfolk has hosted this event 29 of the 39 years it has been held.  The support provided by Norfolk Fire – Rescue and their Regional Partners has helped make it one of the premier EMS training conferences on the east coast.

Read more: Symposium Volunteers Needed

Upcoming Events

Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Jul 15 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Aug 12 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS STEMI PI Committee Meeting
Thu Aug 13 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Stroke PI Committee Meeting
Thu Aug 13 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Aug 19 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
TEMS OMD Committee Meeting
Tue Sep 08 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Patient & Provider Safety Committee Meeting
Thu Sep 10 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Trauma-Triage Committee Meeting
Thu Sep 10 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Sep 16 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Sep 16 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM

Upcoming Classes

CANCELLED - Consolidated Testing at Norfolk Fire-Rescue Training Center
Wed Jul 22 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
CANCELLED - NIMS ICS 400
Wed Aug 26 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
CANCELLED - NIMS ICS 400
Thu Aug 27 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS
Tue Oct 27 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS
Wed Oct 28 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS
Thu Oct 29 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
NIMS ICS 400
Wed Dec 02 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
NIMS ICS 400
Thu Dec 03 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM

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