Update: Effective June 1, 2011 the Tidewater Stroke Triage Plan was revised to delete references to the "Acute Stroke ED". All acute stroke patients should be transported to the closest Designated Stroke Center unless otherwise directed by medical control.
On February 1, 2011 members of the Tidewater CISM Team were recognized for extraordinary efforts and lengths of service. Awards were presented by Clinical Director Weare Zwemer following a dinner to honor members.
Nancy Welch, MD, MHA, MBA and director of the Chesapeake Health Department warns healthcare providers are at risk both of exposure and exposing others to pertussis also known as whooping cough. Pertussis among HCP is about 1.7 times that found in the general population.
Dr. Karen Remley, Virginia Health Commissioner, issued a statement on November 4, 2009 to clarify the role of EMS providers as potential vaccinators during the H1N1 or any pandemic outbreak. She does not expect EMS will need to be used in vaccinator roles however a process is in place in case it needs to occur.