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Training Opportunity - 2015 Hampton Roads Trauma Symposium

HRTSThe 24th Annual Hampton Roads Trauma Symposium, hosted by Riverside Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and the Peninsulas EMS Council, Inc., is being held on 3 April, 2015 at the Williamsburg Doubletree by Hilton, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA.   This year's program - Controversies in Trauma Care - provides something for every level of healthcare provider.  Don't miss...
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Training Opportunity - 2015 Riverside Stroke Symposium

Riverside GraphicRiverside Health Systems is announcing their 7th Annual  Stroke Symposium to be held on 1 May, 2015.  The symposium will be at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA.  CME/CE will be awarded.   The flier for the symposium is available here.   Contact O'Brien Gossage for further information at 757-534-6227 or This e-mail address is being...
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Pharmacy Update - Vasopressin, Narcan & Lasix

pharmacyIn light of several long-term medication shortages, providers should be aware of the following changes to the medications carried in the PEMS medication kits:   vasopressin Vasopressin is no longer being manufactured in a shelf-stable variety.  Since refrigeration in the field is not possible and since we have an alternative that is already addressed in PEMS protocols, Vasopressin will no longer be carried in the PEMS Medication Kits.         narcanThe...
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Meeting Rescheduled: STEMI Task Force

Meeting ChangeDue to preparations for the PEMS Rural EMS Education Expo that takes place on 15-17 May, the STEMI Task Force meeting scheduled for 14 May 2015 at 1300 is being moved up to 12 May.  The meeting will still be held at PEMS (Dunston Room).
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Training Opportunity: ACLS Initial Certification

ACLS-IconMary Immaculate Hospital 1387598Mary Immaculate Hospital will begin offering a limited number of 2 day Initial ACLS Certification classes to community members beginning April 2015. The classes will be held in the Center for Professional Development at Mary Immaculate. The course is $230 for 16 hours and includes the required AHA textbook. To register, please use the link on the Bon Secours College of Nursing website: http://bsmcon.edu/. For futher information,contact Travis...
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Middle Peninsula Prehospital Committee Meeting Postponed

snowflakes1Due to the expected impact of Winter Storm Octavia, the Middle Peninsula Prehospital Committee Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, 17 February is rescheduled for 31 March, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Location is still the PEMS Office.   Please make adjustments to your calendars and schedules.  Enjoy the snow and stay safe!
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Training Opportunity - EVOC Class 1, 2 & 3

VAVRSKilmarnock-Lancaster County Volunteer Rescue Squad and VAVRS are presenting an Emergency Vehicle Operator Course for Class 1, 2 & 3 vehicles at 61 Harris Road, Kilmarnock, VA on 18 and 19 April, 2015.   Please print and post this flyer in your training areas.   Call VAVRS Office at (804) 749-8191 or visit their website at www.vavrs.com to register for initial certification, recertification or class upgrade.
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Training Opportunity - HOEPS Conference

EVHCThe 9th Annual Healthcare Organizations Emergency Preparedness Seminars (HOEPS) Conference will be held on 7 & 8 April, 2015 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Hampton, VA.This years two day conference is packed with hands on sessions and topics ranging from healthcare security to incident command and COOP.  The opening sessions will focus on the impacts Hurricane Sandy had on the healthcare facilities in the...
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Updated PEMS Regional Plans!

Got-a-Plan-300x300During the last quarter of 2014, our hard-working committees and staff revised and updated three of our regional plans.  These plans are linked below for your reference.  They will also continue to be available on our website in the Regional Plans directory.   2015 PEMS Trauma Triage Plan 2015 PEMS General EMS Performance Improvement Plan 2015 PEMS Continuity of Operations Plan   Thanks to everyone who had a part in the...
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Spring 2015 RSAF Grant Cycle

  RSAF Sticker The submission period for the Spring 2015 RSAF grants opened on 1 February, 2015.   Only 29 work days left until the deadline.   All agency leadership should take time to review the needs of their agency and the improved application process so they are prepared to meet the deadline.    This is the second grant cycle that will be using the new, much improved E-Gift online application process.  While the...
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Educational Calendar

Educational Calendar

Sun Mar 01
Bon Secours EMS Educational Expo
Thu Apr 16 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Capnography Lab
Thu Apr 16 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Capnography Lab
Thu Jul 16 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
QuikClot, Wound Seals & Compression Bandages Lab
Thu Jul 16 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
QuikClot, Wound Seals & Compression Bandages Lab
Thu Oct 15 @ 1:00AM - 04:00PM
Circothyrotomy Porcine Lab
Thu Oct 15 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Circothyrotomy Porcine Lab