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EMS day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!

Saturday, May 24th emsday graphic Bring your family and join us for a day of fun and an all you can eat buffet and the 2014 Regional EMS Awards celebration at EMS Day At Busch Gardens on May 24th , 2014. PEMS and your regional healthcare partners, Riverside Health Systems, Sentara Healthcare, Bon Secours Hampton Roads and LifeEvac Virginia invite you to a special day dedicated to...
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Recognize Excellence in 2014

It’s time to Regional Award logo and tagline in 2014. The nomination period for the 2014 Peninsulas EMS Regional Awards is now open! and we are actively accepting nominations.
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Honey, I Shrunk the Symposium - Again!

May 16th to 18th to the Rappahannock Community College (RCC) Warsaw Campus: the second annual "Honey, I Shrunk the Symposium...and Brought It Home!" Not everyone can afford a drive to Norfolk for five days, a hotel stay, the registration fees and food to go to the Virginia EMS Symposium. Some people can't take off work or find child care. But it is well worth...
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New Primary Stroke Center

A new Primary Stroke Center has been certified in PEMS!
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Mass Casualty Incidents

In light of our obligation to exercise the various components of the Hampton Roads Mass Casualty Incident Response Plan,
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Intravenous Access for Stroke Patients

Question:Does it matter where I start my IV or what size catheter I use when transporting a patient suspected of having a stroke?
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Sentara Healthcare Provides Educational Grants

Williamsburg, VA (February 2014)- Sentara Healthcare provided two $5,000 grants to the Peninsulas EMS Council, Inc. (PEMS) for the purposes of improving the educational opportunities available to EMS professionals in the Peninsulas Region .Members of Nursing Leadership from Sentara Healthcare, PEMS and TEMS Members of Nursing Leadership from Sentara Healthcare, PEMS and TEMS
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Fluids Concerns

As many of you are aware there has recently been a shortage of IV Fluids.
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Drug Shortage

There has recently been a national shortage of Normal Saline solution.
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Elimination of the Region’s Blue Stat Boxes Postponed!

The elimination of the PEMS region’s blue Stat Boxes scheduled to take place this January has been postponed to next fall.
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Upcoming Events

April
Peninsulas InterFacility Cooperation Organization (PICO) Meeting
April 23, 2014 (10:00 am)
Location: Teleconference/Webinar
MCI Workgroup Meeting
April 28, 2014 (1:30 pm)
Location: TEMS & Teleconference/Webinar
May
Pharmacy Committee Meeting
May 07, 2014 (3:00 pm)

Location: Teleconference/Webinar

June
CISM Team Meeting
June 09, 2014 (7:00 pm)

Location: PEMS (Main Office)

MAC Meeting
June 12, 2014 (6:00 pm)

Location:  PEMS Office 6898 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061

Board of Directors Meeting
June 18, 2014 (6:00 pm)
PEMS Office 6898 Main Street Gloucestter VA 23061
July
Peninsulas InterFacility Cooperation Organization (PICO) Meeting
July 23, 2014 (10:00 am)
Location: Teleconference/Webinar
August
Pharmacy Committee Meeting
August 06, 2014 (3:00 pm)

Location: Teleconference/Webinar

September
CISM Team Meeting
September 08, 2014 (7:00 pm)

Location: PEMS (Main Office)

MAC Meeting
September 11, 2014 (6:00 pm)

Location:  PEMS Office 6898 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061

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Educational Calendar

Fri May 16 @08:00 - 05:00PM
PEMS Education Expo: Honey, I Shrunk the Symposium
Thu May 29 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Medical Management of CBRNE Events