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May 8 workshop highlights lessons-learned from recent MCI and surge incidents
Tidewater EMS and the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition present a MCI seminar: “Guns, Tornadoes, Rock ‘n Roll: Lessons Learned from Recent Multiple Casualty / Surge Incidents”. Dr. Matt Levy from Howard County, MD & John Hopkins will be the keynote speaker. He will speak on the Howard County EMS response to the active shooter they had last year at the Columbia Mall. Other topics include a Norfolk nursing home evacuation, use of mobile medical assets in a mass gathering event (Virginia Beach Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon), the Cherrystone Camp Ground tornado response, a review of regional MCI response resources, and more.

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Nominations Now Open for Regional EMS Awards Program
Regional EMS AwardThe Tidewater EMS awards program recognizes individuals and agencies for outstanding service to the local, regional or statewide EMS system. Ten categories, plus an additional high school scholarship award, recognize EMS field providers, EMS instructors, EMS agencies, EMS agency administrators, dispatchers, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, EMS for children programs, EMS health and safety programs, and overall excellence in EMS. Nominations are now open at www.tidewaterems.org/awards. The Tidewater nomination deadline is May 17, 2015. Nominees and winners will be announced on June 28 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. Good luck!

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TEMS Board Conducts Elections

On March 19, 2015 the Tidewater EMS Council Board of Directors held board, officer and executive committee elections for a two year term. Stewart W. Martin, MD of Virginia Beach was reelected president of the board. Dr. Martin is an attending physician with Emergency Physicians of Tidewater and medical director for the Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Medical Services and all of the volunteer rescue squads in Virginia Beach. He is board certified in emergency medicine and hyperbaric and undersea medicine.


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Board Adopts Revised Regional EMS Plan
The new Tidewater strategic regional EMS plan represents the "big picture" and helps guide the Board of Directors, committees and staff into areas which need improvement or require new council involvement over a multi-year period. The plan was adopted by the Board of Directors on March 19, 2015 following a period of public and EMS community review and input, plus recommendations by the Board's Governance Committee. The EMS community and others are encouraged to download and read the new plan icon TEMS Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Rev 3-19-2015.

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Construction Cam Keeps Watch Over New Shore Memorial Hospital
Rendering of New Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
A new 52-bed hospital serving Virginia's Eastern Shore is under construction. The relocation of Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital from Nassawadox will result in a 136,000-square-foot hospital between Onley and Onancock built from the ground up. In addition to the main hospital, the total project includes a new cancer center and a physician office building. Site preparation is in progress and anyone interested can watch as construction moves forward by visiting the hospital's construction webpage at www.riversideonline.com/shore/new-hospital.cfm.
 
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Upcoming Classes

Sun Apr 26 @07:45 - 05:00PM
ACLS Refresher
Wed Apr 29 @08:30 -
CPR INSTRUCTOR COURSE
Wed Apr 29 @12:00 -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Thu Apr 30 @12:00 - 05:00PM
CPR AED FIRST AID
Sat May 02 @08:00 - 04:00PM
Norfolk Fire-Rescue Medical Mayhem
Sat May 02 @08:30 -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Wed May 06 @17:30 -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Fri May 08 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Guns, Tornadoes, Rock 'n Roll: Lessons Learned from Recent Multiple Casualty and Surge Incidents
Sat May 09 @08:30 -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Sat May 09 @08:30 -
CPR AED FIRST AID
Wed May 13 @17:30 -
CPR AED FIRST AID
Sat May 16 @07:45 - 05:00PM
ACLS Provider
Sat May 16 @08:30 -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Sun May 17 @07:45 - 05:00PM
ACLS Refresher
Wed May 20 @12:00 -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Sat May 23 @08:30 -
CPR AED FIRST AID
Sat May 23 @08:30 -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Fri May 29 @12:00 -
CPR AED FIRST AID
Sat May 30 @08:30 -
CPR FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Sat Jun 06 @08:30 -
CPR AED FIRST AID