Wednesday, 22 February 2017

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Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Nightingale Feb 17Sentara Nightingale has flown more than 20,000 accident-free missions since its first flight on February 25, 1982. A flying ICU, Nightingale’s flight nurses and paramedics provide hospital-grade care while speeding critically ill and injured patients to the Level I trauma and tertiary referral center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. But Nightingale needs help on the ground before it arrives.

“We respect and rely on our EMS and fire partners in all our communities,” says Denise Baylous, RN, program manager and active flight nurse. “They deserve all the credit for rescuing patients at scenes and helping to stabilize them for flight.”

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Tidewater EMS Council announces availability of regional protocol training videos

Protocol videoJanuary 27, 2017 - Today the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council announced immediate availability of the regional EMS protocol training videos, enabling EMS providers and agencies to begin the rollout process of the 12th edition of the regional protocols. The protocols and training videos are available 24/7 at www.tidewaterems.org/protocols.

Read more: Tidewater EMS Council announces availability of regional protocol training videos

STEMI Accelerator Project improves cardiac outcomes – but there’s more to do

Heart attackDuring the past several years the Tidewater EMS region and many places across the nation have worked to improve the outcome of patients experiencing ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI. Hospitals and emergency medical systems are organizing coordinated regional plans for STEMI diagnosis and rapid reperfusion. The work is being done through heart attack coalitions, and in our region the Eastern Virginia Heart Attack Coalition has achieved amazing success.

Read more: STEMI Accelerator Project improves cardiac outcomes – but there’s more to do

2017 Spring Cycle of the RSAF Grant Program Opens February 1st

The financial assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations. The current cycle application period is open from February 1 to March 15, 2017. The Tidewater EMS Council is available to assist agencies with developing or reviewing their application prior to submission.

Read more: 2017 Spring Cycle of the RSAF Grant Program Opens February 1st

Upcoming Events

Critical Incident Stress Management Team Training
Sat Mar 04 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
EMS Performance Improvement Committee - TEMS
Thu Mar 09 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Trauma Performance Improvement Committee - TEMS
Thu Mar 09 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
Board of Directors - TEMS
Thu Mar 09 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Mar 15 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee & RSAF Grading - 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
CISM Team Meeting
Mon May 01 @ 6:00PM -
EMS Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu May 11 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Trauma Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu May 11 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
STEMI Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Jun 08 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Stroke Performance Improvement Committee Meeting
Thu Jun 08 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Board of Directors - TEMS
Thu Jun 08 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Jun 14 @12:00PM - 02:00PM

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