“MAYHEM ON THE MOUNTAIN” TABLETOP EXERCISE

“MAYHEM ON THE MOUNTAIN” TABLETOP EXERCISE

 VDEM Region 3 Planning Team and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, cordially invites interested EMS providers in the CSEMS Region to participate in the 2016 VDEM Region 3 “Mayhem on the Mountain” Tabletop Exercise.
The purpose of the 2016 VDEM Region 3 “Mayhem on the Mountain” Tabletop Exercise is to validate local, regional, and State plans, including local and regional mass casualty incident plans in response to and following a complex traffic accident and mass casualty incident on Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain.

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Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of its new helipad

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of its new helipad

This medevac service allows faster transport to Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital for critically ill patients, including patients experiencing a stroke or heart attack. Highly trained personnel using advanced medical equipment are now available to bring patients via helicopter directly to our emergency department from outlying counties for services not available in those areas.

You are welcome to join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate this significant new addition to Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital’s services.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 19, at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Helipad* at Sentara

Martha Jefferson Hospital
500 Martha Jefferson Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911

*The new helipad is right outside our hospital-based emergency department.

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Stress First Aid Leadership Classes

Stress First Aid Leadership Classes

CLASS TIMES (SELECT ONE): 
July 18th at 1300-1600, July 18th at 1800-2100, July 27th at 1800-2100
LOCATION: TJEMS 2205 Fontaine Avenue, Suite 303 Charlottesville, VA 22903
CALL 434-295-6146 to register  —   NO COST

WE STRIVE TO SEE ATTENDANCE FROM EACH LOCALITY IN THIS RARE AND UNIQUE
OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS DESIGNED TO SAVE LIVES! 

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NEMSEC Exam & NAEMSE Instructor 2 Course

Valley Medical Transport is sponsoring the following events at the Winchester Medical Center Conference Center.
National EMS Educator Certification (NEMSEC) Exam
Thursday, July 14th, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please click here for more information and an application for the exam:
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National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Instructor 2 Course

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MEMORANDUM

The recent changes to the KKK 1822 ambulance standards and the development of new standards by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS)  and the National Association Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created questions at the state EMS level and especially from EMS agencies planning to purchase either a replacement or remount ambulance. To further complicate matters, at the national level, there are no “standards” for remounting of ambulances; this is a future project. Within the Virginia EMS Regulations 12VAC5-31-810 Ground ambulance specifications states in part:

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Consolidated Test Site Evaluator Training at CSEMS

Consolidated Test Site Evaluator Training at CSEMS

Central Shenandoah EMS Council is sponsoring a Consolidated Test Site Evaluator Training program on  August 22, 2016 at 7 PM at the CSEMS Council Training Center in Staunton. This training will qualify EMS providers who meet the prerequisites to be BLS evaluators at Consolidated Test Sites.

Evaluators are responsible to assist the test site coordinator with setting up all practical stations. Evaluators evaluate candidates in accordance established guidelines and accurately and completely document practical results. CSEMS CTS evaluators are compensated when working at test sites.

Preprequisites:  Candidates for CTS Evaluator Training MUST complete an online training module required by the Virginia Office of EMS PRIOR to being allowed to take this hands-on training program.

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EMT Course Starting August 3rd, 2016 Mon/Wed Evenings 6:30-10p at TJEMS

EMT Course Starting August 3rd, 2016 Mon/Wed Evenings 6:30-10p at TJEMS

The Thomas Jefferson EMS Council will be conducting an Emergency Medical Technician course starting August 3, 2016 at Thomas Jefferson EMS Council, Inc., Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Where: 2205 Fontaine Ave. Suite 303, Charlottesville, VA 22903
When: Monday and Wednesday evenings, as well as on-line assignments
Times: 1830 (630 pm) – 2200 (1000 pm)
Starts: Wednesday August 3, 2016
End date/Test date: Saturday December 17, 2016
Cost: $750 Cost includes all cost associated with course, no refunds after 3rd class
To Register:  Call TJEMS at 434-295-6146
Registration Ends:
  July 20, 2016                        
Payment is required by:  August 1, 2016

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Web Based CE

Web Based CE

The Virginia Office of EMS publishes resources on the availability of continuing education (CE) programs which can be completed online through approved third party vendors.  According to OEMS polices, online CE is only accepted from the following CE vendors as they have applied for and met stringent reporting and course content requirements as set forth by OEMS. Courses completed by providers on non-approved websites will not receive credit towards their certification.

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