Wednesday, 14 November 2018

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Accepting Applications for EVHC Program Manager

The Tidewater EMS (TEMS) Council is accepting applications for the position of Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition Program Manager until Friday, Nov 30, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

Please address any questions and/or to submit an application package (TEMS application, Resume and no more than a 2-page cover letter) to EMS Regional Field Coordinator David Coulling by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Fax (757-963-2325) or USPS to the TEMS office address:

Tidewater EMS Council, Inc
1104 Madison Plaza Suite 101
Chesapeake, VA 23320

The Program Manager is responsible to the Executive Director and will assist the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition (EVHC) with efforts to improve the regional and statewide healthcare emergency response systems. This program is a cooperative partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare association as a part of the US Health and Human Services Hospital Preparedness Program grant. The Program Manager will carry out the tasks identified by the HPP grant, as well as in a Memorandum of Understanding between EVHC and VHHA and the Emergency Services Agreement between the Tidewater EMS Council and VHHA. The position is funded by an annual contract between the Council and the VHHA so continuation of the position is subject to availability of such funds.

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VA EMS Scholarship Program

The Virginia EMS Scholarship Program will officially launch on October 17, 2018 at 12:01 AM. Yesterday evening, we notified all students who were enrolled in an eligible Virginia approved initial certification program from July 1, 2018 through October 15, 2018 to make them aware of their potential eligibility for the new scholarship program.

Read more: VA EMS Scholarship Program

TEMS Welcomes New Executive Director

Dear Healthcare Community,

After a comprehensive search, we have found a new Executive Director to lead the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) Council Inc. I am happy to announce that we have chosen David Long to lead our organization through the remainder of 2018 and going forward. His education, experience, and diverse credentials are a great match for what our company needs in order to meet the challenges of delivering timely and quality emergency medical services (EMS) in the Tidewater region. David is a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia where he has lived with his family since arriving here in 1986 courtesy of the U. S. Navy. In addition to his 10 years of service as a veteran of the Submarine Service, he has also served in public safety and EMS for 30 years. David and his wife Ann have four children and four grandchildren and are members of Avalon Church of Christ.

Read more: TEMS Welcomes New Executive Director

TEMS Red Box Exchange - Checking of Narcotics

The pharmacies of the TEMS region have STOPPED opening  Red (Drug) Boxes to confirm the inventory with the providers at the window. This is an effort to standardize the box exchange across the system and to reduce the turnaround time for the field providers.

Each time the box is opened has to be re-checked and documentation of the medication has to be made in a log book and has to have a pharmacist to re-check and document before reclosing.

By removing this step in the process will allow for faster turnaround times for the crews that need to exchange out med boxes.

Read more: TEMS Red Box Exchange - Checking of Narcotics

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.

Read more: IWVRS training preps responders for hostile situations.

Upcoming Events

Office Closed - Thanksgiving Day
Thu Nov 22 @12:00AM
Office Closed - Thanksgiving Day
Fri Nov 23 @12:00AM
Cardiac Grand Rounds
Tue Nov 27 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Dec 12 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
OMD Committee Meeting
Thu Dec 13 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Dec 19 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Office Closed - Christmas
Mon Dec 24 @12:00AM
Office Closed - Christmas
Tue Dec 25 @12:00AM
Office Closed - New Year's Day
Tue Jan 01 @12:00AM
Office Closed - King Day
Mon Jan 21 @12:00AM

Upcoming Classes

Consolidated Testing @ EVMS 11/14/18
Wed Nov 14 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Cardiac Grand Rounds
Tue Nov 27 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Hybrid
Sat Dec 08 @ 8:00AM - 04:00PM
Wed Dec 19 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Wed Dec 19 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Thu Dec 20 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Thu Dec 20 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Consolidated Testing @ EVMS 01/23/19
Wed Jan 23 @ 9:00AM - 05:00PM
Wed Feb 20 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Thu Feb 21 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
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