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PEMS Thanksgiving Office Closure

12:00 p.m. 26 November - 08:30 a.m. 1 December The Peninsulas EMS Council office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday starting at noon on 26 November. We will reopen at 08:30 on 1 December.   We hope that you and your families will join us in giving thanks for a great year as we prepare for the new year to come. Enjoy your holiday and be safe!   Michael...
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Hospitals Voluntarily Agree on Tiered Plan for Treating Ebola Patients in Virginia

~ UVA and VCU Medical Centers Designated as Centralized Sites for Initial patients; Health System Hospitals will be used for Follow-on Patients ~ RICHMOND – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) Board of Directors today announced that it has agreed upon a tiered response for hospitals and health systems for treating suspected and confirmed Ebola cases in Virginia.
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Infectious Diseases Section Added to Website

We have added a dedicated infectious diseases information section to our website. The section includes a direct link to the CDC Health Alert Network asEbola well as links to official Ebola, enterovirus and pandemic flu information. See the "Infectious Diseases" link on our menu to the left. EMS Providers are reminded to be sure to ask patients with fever about recent travel. With a fever...
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PEMS Paramedic given NAEMT Educator Award

DSN 2279cMelissa Doak, a veteran emergency medical services (EMS) provider for over 30 years, has been awarded the 2014 National EMS Award of Excellence for Educator of the Year from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). This award recognizes more than 20 years spent passionately educating EMS providers throughout Virginia, across the United States and around the world.
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Infection Control Series

Infection Control Classes are being offered at TEMS at a time when every mind is on stopping infectious diseases. This is the full series offered at a discount price with instruction by leaders in their field.
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Ebola Triage Guidelines

PEMS has published a set of Triage Guidelines for possible Ebola Patients.
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Clarification of Governor's Savings Plan Regarding EMS

From Gary Brown, Director, Office of EMS: Governor McAuliffe’s FY 2015 Savings Plan, Pursuant to Item 471.10 of HB 5010 was released to the public today. The Virginia Department of Health’s budget reduction includes the following language within the Governor’s Plan: Capture balance from the Emergency Medical Services Fund. This strategy transfers balances in the Special Emergency Medical Services Fund to the General...
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Proper Wasting of Narcotics

All providers are reminded that the Virginia Board of Pharmacy regulations does not allow pharmacists or pharmacy technicians to witness the wastage of narcotics.
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2014 Protocol Update Training Videos

Thanks to the generosity of York County Fire and Life Safety, the hard work of Melissa Doak and the rest of the Protocols, Policies and Procedures Committee we have a new set of Protocol update videos!
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Recognize Excellence All Year Long!

It’s time to Regional Award logo and tagline The nomination period for the 2014 Peninsulas EMS Regional Awards is closed now, but you can start sending nominations for next year!
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