Friday, 9 December 2016

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Help us communicate better

The Tidewater EMS Council is re-evaluating our overall news and information communications strategy and we need to hear from you about how often and by what means you would like to receive news and information from us - and what kind of news and information you would like to receive. This short survey will take no more than a minute or two. We will close the survey in one week. http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TEMS-communications-survey

Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today (11/21/2016) announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency.

This declaration comes in response to the growing number of overdoses attributed to opioid use, and evidence that Carfentanil, a highly dangerous synthetic opioid used to sedate large animals such as elephants, has made its way its way into Virginia. A Public Health Emergency is an event, either natural or manmade, that creates a health risk to the public.

Read more: Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

2016 Annual Report Features TEMS Program Accomplishments

The Tidewater EMS Council’s 2016 annual report highlights the accomplishments of the council’s programs during the past year. The report summarizes the work of the Tidewater EMS program, the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System, the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition and the Tidewater Center for Life Support Training. The report also includes the council’s leadership and financial statements. pdf Download the report (894 KB).

Upcoming Events

EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Dec 14 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Dec 21 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Christmas Holiday - TEMS Closed
Fri Dec 23 @12:00AM
Christmas Holiday - TEMS Closed
Mon Dec 26 @12:00AM
EMS Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Jan 12 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Trauma Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Jan 12 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Feb 08 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
STEMI Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Feb 09 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Stroke Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Feb 09 @ 2:30PM - 05:00PM
EMS Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Mar 09 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Trauma Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Mar 09 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Mar 15 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Apr 12 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
STEMI Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Apr 13 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Stroke Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Apr 13 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM

Upcoming Classes

CPR AED First Aid
Sat Dec 10 @ 9:00AM -
BLS Provider CPR
Sat Dec 10 @ 9:00AM -
Teleflex Procedural Lab at TEMS
Mon Dec 12 @ 7:00AM - 04:00PM
Teleflex Procedural Lab at TEMS
Tue Dec 13 @ 7:00AM - 04:00PM
BLS Provider CPR
Wed Dec 14 @12:00PM -
BLS Provider CPR
Sat Dec 17 @ 9:00AM -
Consolidated Testing @EVMS 12/17/2016
Sat Dec 17 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
CPR AED First Aid
Tue Dec 20 @ 4:00PM -
BLS Provider CPR
Wed Dec 28 @ 5:00PM -
MGT-348 Medical Preparedness & Response To Bombing Incidents
Wed Jan 11 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
MGT-348 Medical Preparedness & Response To Bombing Incidents
Thu Jan 12 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
EMS Functions in the Incident Command System
Tue Jan 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
EMS Functions in the Incident Command System
Wed Jan 25 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Consolidated Testing @EVMS 01/31/17
Tue Jan 31 @ 6:00PM -
Mass Casualty Incident Management - Module I
Sat Feb 04 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Platinum Partners