2018 PEMS Protocols Available by Smartphone App Now!

For a long time now, providers throughout the PEMS region have been asking for a smartphone app with the PEMS Regional Patient Care Protocols, Policies & Procedures. 

In 2017, the Gloucester Rotary Club, Gloucester, VA learned of this need and agreed to sponsor a protocol app.  Through their generosity, every EMS provider, agency administrator and hospital staff member can download an app with the current version of the PEMS protocols free of charge! (2018 Protocols will update on 1 March.)

Providers will have the protocols with them on scene when they need them, rather than sitting under the bench seat outside on the truck or back in the office.  They will have them where they can read them in the dark with poor lighting and in the rain.  They will have them with them in the classroom and during drills and exercises.

Anyone involved in our regional EMS system can download the app at the following links for either iOS or Android.

Reschedule of 04-12-18 PEMS Stroke Task Force Meeting

Meeting ChangeDue to scheduling conflicts of task force chairs, the Stroke Task Force meeting scheduled for 1:00pm on 12 April, 2018 is rescheduled for 4 April, 2018 at 1:00pm.  The meeting remains at the PEMS office.

Please adjust your plans accordingly.  Thank you.

We Are PEMS!

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  2018 Infection Control Course Openings Filling Fast!

DICORegistrations are now being accepted for the 2018 Infection Control courses.  This year, the courses are hosted by the Tidewater EMS Council and will be held at their training facilities in Chesapeake, VA.

The Basic Infection Control Officer Course will be held on 21 & 22 April, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Cost is $100.00.  Register at:  https://goo.gl/SGXXQJ

The Advanced Infection Control Officer Course will be held on 20 April, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Cost is $75.00.  Register at:  https://goo.gl/5tmVCC

The Train the Trainer Course will be held on  April 19, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Cost is $75.00.  Register at:  https://goo.gl/vTNGVr

The Infection Control Officer Annual Update will be held on 19 April, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Cost is $25.00.  Register at:  https://goo.gl/y5hahi

All classes will be held at the Tidewater EMS Council, 1104 Madison Plaza, Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA.

Furthere information about each class is available at:  www.tidewaterems.org/osha.

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Request for EMS Assistance: Airpower over Hampton Roads 2018

18-20 May 2018, Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, VA

Coordinators for the Airpower over Hampton Roads 2018 air show are looking for EMS support for this event.  We are looking for ALS or BLS ambulances staffed with qualified crews for the following shifts:

Friday 18 May, 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday 19 May, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 20 May, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to show off your people and your apparatus.  Please contact us at 804-693-6234 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information or to volunteer to support this event.

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PEMS Seeks Nominations for 2018 Regional EMS Awards

The nomination period for the 2018 Regional EMS Awards is open!

We are seeking nominations for the following categories:

  • Excellence in Emergency Medical Services
  • Outstanding EMS Prehospital Provider
  • Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS
  • Outstanding EMS Prehospital Educator
  • Outstanding EMS Agency
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health and Safety
  • Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS
  • Outstanding EMS Administrator
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS Telecommunication
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children
  • Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Outstanding Contribution by a High School Senior (Scholarship)
  • Call of the Year
Now is the time for you to recognize the hard work and professionalism of peers, subordinates and leaders in our regional EMS and health care systems.

Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 PM on 20 April, 2018.

Click here to nominate one of your own! or Click here to download a flyer for your public spaces!

Not sure how to complete a nomination?  It's simple.  Call PEMS at 804-693-6234 for guidance through the nomination process. 

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