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Amateur radio operators support regional healthcare

The Healthcare Emergency Amateur Radio Team (HEART) provides back-up emergency communications for healthcare facilities in Eastern Virginia through the use of amateur radios and volunteer radio operators.

The HEART program begins its third year and currently supports 32 healthcare facilities including hospitals, long term care facilities and the TEMS and PEMS council offices.

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Several HEART members following a recent training

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EMS Category 1 CE and Auxiliary Course Funding Program

education signThe Tidewater EMS Council, Inc. seeks proposals from qualified EMS educators, organizations and jurisdictions (“vendors”) to plan and conduct Category 1 EMS continuing education courses and/or EMS auxiliary courses throughout the Tidewater EMS region. The council intends to contract with one or more vendors or optionally employ individuals to plan and conduct these courses. Funding associated with this program is available for approved courses conducted between August 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

The full Request for Proposals is available at: pdf TEMS Request for Proposals EMS CE and Auxiliary Courses rev 6 27 17 (143 KB) . Please review the RFP in its entirety prior to submitting proposals. Any future revisions to the RFP along with questions and answers will be posted on this website. An electronic proposal submission form is available here.

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Safe diabetic care practices for EMS

glucometer 4Diabetic care practices are often overlooked in EMS. Blood glucose testing can expose people to bloodborne viruses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C Virus, and HIV when testing supplies and materials are used on multiple patients. Outbreaks of Hepatitis B infection associated with unsafe diabetes care have been identified with increasing regularity particularly is settings where individuals require assistance with monitoring their blood glucose levels and glucometers are used on multiple patients. EMS is one of these settings.

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