Featured story: Healthcare Coalition membership to reflect EMS and other partners - The federal program supporting regional healthcare coalitions remains focused on collaborative medical response and communications during patient surge events such as disasters. The upcoming grant encourages expanded engagement with emergency preparedness partners outside the hospital setting, particularly EMS. Read the full story...
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. More info in News, below.
VHAC Regional STEMI Meeting - TEMS, Tue Apr 04 @ 6:00 pm
Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition - TEMS, Thu Apr 06 @9:00 am
EMS PI Conference Call, Thu Apr 06 @12:00 noon
EMS Medical Operations Committee & RSAF Grading - TEMS, Wed Apr 12 @12:00 noon
STEMI PI Subcommittee - TEMS, Thu Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm
Stroke PI Subcommittee - TEMS, Thu Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm
Eastern Shore EMS Council & RSAF Grading, Tues Apr 18 @ 7 pm
EMS Functions in ICS (FO166), April 22-23, Kilmarnock-Lancaster Rescue Squad. Free. Info and Register
ICS 300 and 400 Courses at TEMS in Chesapeake (free)
Virginia Specialized Transportation Safety & Management Conference, April 27, Norfolk Info and Register
TEMS Quarterly EMS CE: Stroke, April 28 and repeated April 29 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Brickhouse Auditorium. Free and lunch provided. Info and Register
Prehospital Trauma Life Support, April 29-30, Nansemond-Suffolk Vol. Rescue Squad, Suffolk. Info and Register
TEEX Medical Management of CBNRE Events (PER – 211), May 9-11, Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin. Free. 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)
April 13, Union Baptist Church, Hayes, 6 pm Info and register
April 25, EVMS Lester Hall, 6 pm Info and register
May 13, EVMS Lester Hall, 6 pm Info and register
May 17, Middlesex HS, Saluda, 6 pm Info and register
May 25, Hampton Fire Training, 6 pm Info and register
Hampton Roads MCI Response Guide 2017 edition now available. The regional (Tidewater and Peninsulas) MCI guide, supported by funding from the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical System, has been updated and is available electronically. A companion "pocket guide" is in the process of revision and will be available in printed form later. Info Request a copy
Sentara joins TEMS as a Platinum Partner for 7th year - during a $25,000 check presentation in March, representatives from the five Southside Sentara Hospitals recognized the Tidewater EMS Council's programs and services, and described how they want to continue to support the regional EMS system. Thank you, Sentara!
Job - City of Virginia Beach, Paramedic (#02645), full time. Applications must be received no later than midnight on 4/10/17. Info and application
Get a Better EKG! How to Minimize Artifact and Increase Quality - Here is a great example of part of the EMS performance improvement and education process. From Virginia Beach EMS: tip sheet on improving EKG quality. Enjoy and use!New event to honor VB EMS - “Rock the Squads” event will take place in on May 7, 2017 to honor 1000+ EMS volunteers in the 10 volunteer rescue squads Virginia Beach. Read more from WTKR...
May 21-27, 2017 is National EMS Week - Start planning locally for activities that thank, unite and inspire EMS providers as well as promote and celebrate the EMS system. More information on the campaign is available at EMSSTRONG.org. The website provides a wide range of resources, including inspiring EMS personnel stories and profiles, and EMS Week ideas, activities, and templates. EMS professionals from around the world are also encouraged to join the social media conversations on what it means to be #EMSSTRONG.Tidewater EMS Council, 1104 Madison Plaza, Chesapeake, VA 23320 757 963-0632 Toll Free 844-757-TEMS (8367)