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Registration for the 2015 Expo is Open!

2015 Expo Poster 8.5x11Registration is OPEN for PEMS 3rd Annual Rural EMS Education Expo. The Expo will be held from 15 - 17 May, 2015 at the Glenns Campus of Rappahannock Community College. Class sizes are limited, so register early.
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Job Opportunity: Medical Transport

MTIMedical Transport LLC, Virginia’s largest CAAS accredited EMS agency, has immediate full-time and flexible positions available in the Hampton Roads area.   Please apply to www.medicaltransportllc.com.   They are looking for the following:   EMT/Basic EMT/Intermediate EMT/Paramedic EMT/Paramedic Critical Care Drivers Ambulance Prep Techs Mechanics
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Accepting Regional EMS Award Nominations!

Regional Award Logo Only THREE weeks remaining to nominate your star providers, educators, professionals and agencies! It is time again to recognize excellence in those within our regional Emergency Medical Services community who stand out for their vision, their leadership, and their performance. The Peninsulas EMS Council, Inc. is actively seeking the nominations of your top performers for the 2015 Peninsulas Region EMS Awards. We believe that you and...
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Training Opportunity - HOEPS Conference

EVHCThe 9th Annual Healthcare Organizations Emergency Preparedness Seminars (HOEPS) Conference will be held on 7 & 8 April, 2015 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Hampton, VA.This years two day conference is packed with hands on sessions and topics ranging from healthcare security to incident command and COOP.  The opening sessions will focus on the impacts Hurricane Sandy had on the healthcare facilities in the...
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Meetings Rescheduled: PPP Committee

Meeting ChangeThe Protocols, Policies & Procedures Committee meeting scheduled for 9 April, 2015 is cancelled.    The Protocols, Policies & Procedures Committee meeting scheduled for 14 May, 2015 is rescheduled for the same time and location on 12 May, 2015.   Please adjust your calendars accordingly.  Thank you.    
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Job Opportunities - Openings for EMS Faculty

Thomas Nelson Community College and Tidewater Community College are both looking to hire full-time EMS faculty for the upcoming academic year.  Check out the following links for further information:   tcc logo       TNCC Logo       Please pass print and post to your common areas.
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2015 Protocol Rollout Videos

ProtocolsThe 2015 PEMS Protocols and Medication Box rollout videos are now available on the PEMS Youtube website at:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcd1Vsz4ForJq7ZhUKPyQNYzBoclnVQbm   The videos are in two parts and collectively are just about 40 minutes long.  Perfect for in in-service!   The 2015 Protcools are available in PDF format on the PEMS website (www.peninsulas.vaems.org) under the Protocols menu.  We are in the process of acquiring a new print contractor for the protocols...
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Training Opportunity - 2015 Hampton Roads Trauma Symposium

HRTSThe 24th Annual Hampton Roads Trauma Symposium, hosted by Riverside Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and the Peninsulas EMS Council, Inc., is being held on 3 April, 2015 at the Williamsburg Doubletree by Hilton, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA.   This year's program - Controversies in Trauma Care - provides something for every level of healthcare provider.  Don't miss...
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Training Opportunity - 2015 Riverside Stroke Symposium

Riverside GraphicRiverside Health Systems is announcing their 7th Annual  Stroke Symposium to be held on 1 May, 2015.  The symposium will be at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA.  CME/CE will be awarded.   The flier for the symposium is available here.   Contact O'Brien Gossage for further information at 757-534-6227 or This e-mail address is being...
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Pharmacy Update - Vasopressin, Narcan & Lasix

pharmacyIn light of several long-term medication shortages, providers should be aware of the following changes to the medications carried in the PEMS medication kits:   vasopressin Vasopressin is no longer being manufactured in a shelf-stable variety.  Since refrigeration in the field is not possible and since we have an alternative that is already addressed in PEMS protocols, Vasopressin will no longer be carried in the PEMS Medication Kits.         narcanThe...
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