Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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IWVRS training preps responders for hostile situations.

Isle of Wight Vol. Rescue Squad held their first class for "Tactical Emergency Casualty Care" at their training facility on August 11, 2018. IWVRS was recognized as a TECC IMG 20180811 135307193IWVRS Classtraining location early July by the Committee-TECC.

This class brought area EMS / Fire personnel and Law Enforcement together to learn how to deal with situations in which they are responding to hostile situations with casualties. The final drills taught them how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment and decrease preventable deaths in a tactical situation.
The TECC course presents three phases of tactical care:
• Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
• Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
• Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.
All first responders must plan to respond to the real threat of an active hostile attack together. Continuing our training for these incidents in a traditional role-defined manner can result in positive outcomes.
IWVRS is planning another TECC class before November.

Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness MGT-439

A 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters identified a training gap for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel that reduced the effectiveness in responding to pediatric patient’s and their unique needs/considerations. This course addresses pediatric emergency planning and response considerations through a combination of lectures, small group exercises, and a tabletop exercise. This is a planning not a clinical class. All students must register for a FEMA SID (student identification number). Students must bring a copy of their SID to class. Click on this link to register for your SID www.cdp.dhs.gov/femasid 

This training course is provided free of charge and is presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (TEEX) www.teex.org/nerrtc 

Read more: Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness MGT-439

CHKD Level 1 Trauma Designation Update

The Virginia Department of Health office of EMS completed its final review of CHKD’s trauma services on July 24, 2018. The review team consisted of six surveyors who met with staff, physicians, and leadership of various departments. The team reviewed patient charts, trauma policies, guidelines, and performance improvement processes for trauma services. The surveyors were impressed by the improvements made in our trauma readiness, prompt patient assessment, stabilization of injured patients, and emergency operations. Throughout their visit, all CHKD staff demonstrated their commitment to providing quality trauma care for our pediatric patients and families. 

Read more: CHKD Level 1 Trauma Designation Update

Symposium Volunteers Needed

We are seeking volunteers to support the 2018 Virginia EMS Symposium that will be held in Norfolk November 7 - 13, 2016.

The symposium has been held in Norfolk for the last 29 years.  Norfolk has hosted this event 29 of the 39 years it has been held.  The support provided by Norfolk Fire – Rescue and their Regional Partners has helped make it one of the premier EMS training conferences on the east coast.

Read more: Symposium Volunteers Needed

Registration Now Open!

oems logoThe 39th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium November 7-11, 2018 Norfolk Waterside Marriott ~ Norfolk, Va.   

Registration is now open for one of the largest EMS training events in the country, the 2018 Virginia EMS Symposium, offering more than 380 courses and 13-course tracks to help fulfill your continuing education needs. These courses are also applicable for nurses and physicians

Read more: Registration Now Open!

Upcoming Events

Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Sep 19 @ 9:30AM - 11:30PM
Cardiac Grand Rounds
Tue Oct 02 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Office Closed - Columbus Day
Mon Oct 08 @12:00AM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Oct 10 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
STEMI PI Meeting
Thu Oct 11 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Stroke PI Meeting
Thu Oct 11 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
CISM Team Meeting & Annual Awards
Mon Nov 05 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Patient & Provider Safety PI Meeting
Thu Nov 08 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Trauma/Triage PI Meeting
Thu Nov 08 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Office Closed - Veterans’ Day
Mon Nov 12 @12:00AM

Upcoming Classes

Consolidated Testing @ EVMS 09/26/2018
Wed Sep 26 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support
Sun Sep 30 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Cardiac Grand Rounds
Tue Oct 02 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS
Tue Oct 23 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS
Wed Oct 24 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Mass Casualty Incident Management - Module I
Sat Oct 27 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course
Sun Oct 28 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Virginia Symposium
Wed Nov 07 @12:00AM
Virginia Symposium
Thu Nov 08 @12:00AM
Virginia Symposium
Fri Nov 09 @12:00AM
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