~ Regional Training Calendar ~

Peninsulas EMS Council is the “go to” source for information on EMS training and education throughout the region!

Whether hosted by PEMS, our sister regional councils, or produced by our agency and health system partners, PEMS is the central repository in the region for training information.

If your organization is providing training and you would like to make that training available to others, please let us know below and we will post it to the Regional Training Calendar.

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 OEMS Approved EVOC Training Programs

The following training programs have been reviewed and are recognized as equivalents to the emergency vehicle operator requirements established in the Virginia EMS Regulations (October 2012), specifically; 12VAC5-31-1210; 12VAC5-31-1230; and 12VAC5-31-1270:

  • American Medical Response, Virginia Division EVOC Course
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Chesterfield County Fire Department, EVOC Program
  • City of Virginia Beach Emergency Vehicle Operating Course
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services Driver Academy EVOC Course and/or Instructor School
  • Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, EVOC Training Program
  • McNeil and Company, Inc. Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Richmond Ambulance Authority, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), Emergency Vehicle Operators Safety (EVOS) Course
  • S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
  • Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Virginia Department of Fire Programs, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course
  • Volunteer Fireman’s Insurance Services, Inc., Emergency Vehicle Driver Training

  Click here to download official notification from OEMS.

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~ Training Links ~

ECPI University EMS Program

Thomas Nelson Community College EMS Programs

ODEMSA Training Calendar

TEMS Training Calendar

VDEM Training Calendar

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~ Training Announcements ~

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Registration Open for 2017 Designated Infection Control Officer Classes

We are continuing to offer four training opportunities this year:

Annual Infection Control Update

  • This two hour course is designed to provide updated information on infectious disease regulations, record-keeping requirements, HIPAA regulations, vaccine issues, and much more to individuals who have previously complete the Basic or Advanced Designated Officer Courses.
  • The Annual Infection Control Update will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, 28 September, 2017.

Basic Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course (10 short of minimum needed for class)

  • This two day course is designed to prepare the Infection Control Officer to fully meet the requirements for the position established under NFPA 1581, OSHA, and the Ryan White Law. The Ryan White Law states that each fire, EMS and law enforcement agency must have a designated officer to manage exposure issues for the department. Understanding this role and the many aspects of this job is important to assist with department risk management and department member advocacy.
  • The training program will lay out the various laws and regulations that must be taken into account to establish a comprehensive program. In addition, participants will learn the core regulations that must be taken into account to establish a comprehensive program, and participants will learn the core components of an effective post-exposure management program.
  • The roles and responsibilities along with a job description are presented. Step-by-step program formulation is presented to enable the course participant to return to his/her workplace and set up a working program. A well trained designated officer will be an effective advocate for both the members of the departments as well as the administration.
  • The Basic Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course  will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, 29 & 30 September, 2017.

Advanced Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course (12 short of minimum needed for class)

  • One day seminar format course is designed to build on the information taught in the Basic Designated Officer course. Attendees will problem solve program implementation. Receive updates on disease, legal issues, and review multi-drug resistant organisms, MRSA, VRE, C-diff, H1N1, Norovirus, MERS, and Ebola. Additional information on specific protection precautions and post exposure care

    ***Please Note: After completing the Basic Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course an Infection Control officer must wait 3 months before completing the Advanced Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course.
  • The Advanced Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course  will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 28 September, 2017.

Train the Trainer OSHA Bloodborne/Airborne & Droplet Diseases Course (15 short of minimum needed for class)

  • This one day course is designed to train those assigned to teach the OSHA blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis curriculum. This is the most efficient and cost effective way to conduct the required OSHA training on bloodborne pathogens and tuberculosis. An individual from your workplace will be specifically trained to teach this material to new employees and to conduct annual update training.
  • The course book, which is marketed and sold internationally, comes with the class. Yearly updates for the books are available to participants in February of each year. Course content includes: adult education principles, review of the disease process, disease review (hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis and tuberculosis), exposure control plan components, workplace specific procedures, post-exposure protocols, and an extensive appendix of supportive data.
  • The Train the Trainer OSHA Bloodborne/Airborne & Droplet Disease Training Course  will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, 1 October, 2017.

Ticket prices includes course attendance fee and the associated textbook.

Click here to Register button

Notice: If the Basic Designated Officer class is full, register as a standby by by registering for a free BDO Standby ticket. Standbys will be contacted in the order registered if seats become available.  If any other class is full, email PEMS here to be placed on standby.

 

Agencies desiring to pay for their personnel to attend any of the offered classes, click here.  Please note that registrations purchased by agency invoice will not be eligible for refund.

 

This program is paid for in part through funding from the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Terms & Conditions

A minimum of 16 students are necessary to field each class.  Classes that do not meet this minimum may be cancelled.

As written materials must be obtained prior to the course, walk-in registrations may not be accepted. 

Continuing Education credit will be submitted for Virginia-certified EMS providers. Letters of attendance will be available on request for non-Virginia EMS and other providers.

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