Feature story: TEMS board conducts elections for 2017-2019 term - On March 9, 2017 the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Council Board of Directors held biennial elections for all directors, officers and executive committee members. While many incumbents were reelected, four new directors join the board effective April 1. Read more...
This is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. More info from the National Patient Safety Foundation...
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory - DUE TODAY, March 15 by 4:30 pm
EMS Medical Operations Committee & RSAF Grading - TEMS, Wed Apr 12 @ noon
STEMI Performance Improvement Committee - TEMS, Thu Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm
Stroke Performance Improvement Committee - TEMS, Thu Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm
Eastern Shore EMS Council & RSAF Grading, Tue Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm
CISM Team - TEMS, Mon May 01 @ 6:00 pm
EMS Performance Improvement Committee - TEMS, Thu May 11 @ 3:30 pm
Trauma Performance Improvement Committee - TEMS, Thu May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Airport Awareness First Responder Training, March 18, 10 am - 12 pm. Accomack County Airport. Register
Advanced Disaster Life Support, April 4-5, Virginia Beach Fire & EMS Training Center, Info and Register
ICS 300 and 400 Courses at TEMS in Chesapeake
Virginia Specialized Transportation Safety & Management Conference, April 27, Norfolk Info and Register
Prehospital Trauma Life Support, April 29-30, Nansemond-Suffolk Vol. Rescue Squad, Suffolk. Info and Register
2nd Annual Pediatric Trauma Conference, May 11, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk Info and Register (scroll down to see this conference)
BLS, ACLS, PALS and ATLS Courses at EVMS. https://sim.evms.edu (find a course in the Course Catalog).
March 29, EVMS Lester Hall, 6 pm Register
April 12, Union Baptist Church, Hayes, 6 pm Register
April 25, EVMS Lester Hall, 6 pm Register
Outstanding providers and agencies needed - We are now accepting nominations for our annual regional EMS awards. With 12 categories from which to pick, we bet you know a deserving individual or group for each one! Best of all, regional winners are then eligible for the Governor's award in the same category, which are announced at the State EMS Symposium in November! Regional nominations will be accepted through May 1. Don't delay - nominate today!
Board adopts revised EMS performance improvement plan - During their meeting on March 9, the Tidewater EMS Council Board of Directors approved a new regional EMS performance improvement plan which changes the council’s overall PI committee structure and sets new PI goals. The new plan, recommended by PI stakeholders in the region, elevates the committee so that it reports directly to the Board of Directors. The plan includes trauma, stroke and STEMI PI subcommittees and creates a new patient and provider safety PI subcommittee, all of which will coordinate with the main EMS PI committee.
Virginia Beach EMS pioneer, Joe Wilson, memorial information - The public is welcome to the Joe Wilson celebration of service event at 4 pm March 23 at the EMS Administration Office, 477 Viking Drive, Suite 130. Full article on Pilot Online...
EMS family day at Harbor Park is Sunday June 4 - Mark your calendar for the annual TEMS awards and family day at the ballpark. Awards will be presented just before a Norfolk Tides vs Rochester Red Wings baseball game (1:05 game time). Free tickets, give-aways and eats for our EMS, fire, first responders, public health, dispatchers and their families. Watch for registration coming in April.Subscribe or Unsubscribe