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Three Tidewater Agencies Receive AHA Mission: Lifeline EMS Awards

Chesapeake Fire Department, Norfolk Fire-Rescue, and Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services have received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Award recognizing their commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction). These three agencies represent 3 of only 10 EMS awards given statewide.

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TEMS Launches Smart Phone App

The Tidewater EMS Council is very pleased to announce the release of its first smart phone application.  The app includes the latest TEMS Medical Protocols and related tools. This first release is for the Android Phones with iOS (Apple) coming very soon. Plans for additional features are in the works and will be available through version updates. Submit suggestions for improvements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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TEMS Celebrates 40th Anniversary

TEMS 40th anniversary logoStarting November 7, 2013 and continuing for next 12 months, the Tidewater EMS Council celebrates its 40th anniversary.  Each of the next five Response newsletters will feature a decade of local and regional EMS as well as some other historical notes or trends over the years. We also added a history section on this website which archives the historical articles included in the Response newsletter and more. See the "TEMS History" link on the left menu in the "About Tidewater EMS" section. Coming soon on this website will be a photo album and we welcome photo contributions. Happy anniversary, everyone!
 

CHKD to delay trauma patient acceptance

The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk is working to obtain pediatric trauma center status in expectation of being able to receive and manage severely injured pediatric patients. The preparation has been underway for over a year but several barriers have delayed formal trauma center designation. Planning and preparation continues but an original January 1, 2014 implementation date has been postponed. "Our current trauma triage plan has not changed," says trauma program director Ann Kuhn, MD, "and when we are ready to receive trauma via our EMS partners we will work through the TEMS structure to ensure an organized changeover."
 

Upcoming Events

EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Oct 09 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
STEMI PI Meeting
Thu Oct 10 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Stroke PI Meeting
Thu Oct 10 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Office Closed - Columbus Day
Mon Oct 14 @12:00AM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Oct 16 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Commercial EMS Agencies Committee
Thu Oct 17 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
CISM Team Meeting & Annual Awards
Mon Nov 04 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Office Closed - Veterans’ Day
Mon Nov 11 @12:00AM
Trauma/Triage PI Meeting
Thu Nov 14 @ 2:30AM - 03:30PM
Patient & Provider Safety PI Meeting
Thu Nov 14 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM

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