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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. 

Read more: Education and research fund board seeks members

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

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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