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Facilities Notice: Riverside Regional Medical Center Labor & Delivery Relocation on 14 July, 2015

Facilities Notice: Riverside Regional Medical Center Labor & Delivery Relocation on 14 July, 2015 altRRMC L&D, Ante Partum, OB Triage and OB OR1 on  2 EAS will be relocating to RRMC 3 EAS on July 14, 2015. There will be signs posted in the elevators and around the hospital for visitors and family. The patients will still be in tele-tracking if a consult is needed.   Any patients brought in...
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Job Opportunity: Northumberland DES

Job Opportunity: Northumberland County Department of Emergency Services Now Taking Applications! altHere is your opportunity to be one of the first employees of the Northumberland Department of Emergency Services.  This department has only been in existence since November 2014 and is now hiring its first field providers.  Here is what you will do: Respond to emergency medical calls from one of three rescue squads Assist with teaching first aid, CPR...
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Job Opportunity: EMS Educator Program Coordinator

Job Opportunity: EMS Educator Program Coordinator $43,667 + benefits altJames City County Fire Department is seeking an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Program Coordinator to teach and coordinate EMS education programs, create and present lesson plans, test the development of critical thinking, and ensure skill competencies of students. Responsibilities:  develops comprehensive certificate programs for emergency services fields; organizes, builds, and directs EMS clinical and internship education component;...
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2015 PEMS Award Winners Announced

Peninsulas EMS Council, Inc., held its second annual EMS Day at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA on May 23. This family friendly event allows EMS providers to spend some well deserved time with their friends and family at the local amusement park.
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Training Opportunity: Rural Trauma Team Development Course

RRMC RTTDCRiverside Regional Medical Center is hosting a Rural Trauma Team Development Course (3rd Ed.) on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.   The course will be held from  08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center at 12100 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA, and registrations are required.   The course targets individuals who are involved in the care of the injured patient, including physicians, nurse practioners, physician assistants, nurses,...
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Medication Administration Errors

PEMS PICOver the course of the last year, there have been several occasions where a medication was administered in error by a PEMS prehospital provider. In each case, agency management and trainers, with the guidance and assistance of their respective OMDs, took appropriate actions to correct the problem.   Most of these cases did not result in an adverse patient outcome, but each of them had the potential...
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Employment Opportuntity: Eastern Region Healthcare Preparedness Program Manager

temsThe Tidewater EMS Council seeks a program manager for the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Preparedness Program.  Qualified individuals should submit a current resume with cover letter describing why you are the best candidate for the position by Friday June 12, 2015 for interviews that will begin the following week. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Email the resume and cover letter to
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Medication Shortage: Epinephrine 1:10000

Medication Shortage: Epinephrine 1:10000 altPharmacies in the PEMS region are reducing the number of 1mg/10mL preloaded syringes in the PEMS Regional Medication Kits from 8 to 6 units due to a shortage that is expected to last for 4 - 5 months.  Medication Kits whose inventories are affected by this shortage will be indicated by an index card in the clear pouch on the outside of each...
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Job Opportunity - Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Coordinator

TCC LogoTidewater Community College is seeking applications for the position of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Coordinator.  Review of applications will begin on 4 June and will continue until the position is filled.    Go to https://jobs.tcc.edu/postings/1405 for further information and application procedures.
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Medication Box Sharps Precautions

cartoon needlestickPEMS has received several reports (with supporting pictures!) of unsecured sharps being left in medication boxes by field providers following their use on a patient.    Unsecured sharps represent a significant hazard to pharmacy personnel who work diligently to keep our medication box system stocked and ready.  Unsecured sharps also delay getting a medication box back in service as the pharmacy personnel  are not generally authorized to...
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