EMT Basic Hybrid Class
Sep
30
to Jan 20

EMT Basic Hybrid Class

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Starting September 30th from 1300 to 1800 the EMT Basic Hybrid Program begins. 

Must be 16 years of age and have a valid healthcare level CPR card.

Seating is limited and fills quickly. For more information: www.ets4life.com/emt or 571-762-3205.

 

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Nov
27
9:00 AM09:00

Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) courses will be offered for FREE

In light of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, a nationwide push for increased public education on bleeding control for victims has emerged.

The University of Virginia Trauma Program, in collaboration with the Life Support Learning Center, is working to deliver to the Charlottesville community and surrounding areas increased availability to Bleeding Control for the Injured, (B-Con) course. This course teaches participants life-threatening bleeding interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet and bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents.

B-Con is designed for non-tactical law enforcement officers, firefighters, security personnel, teachers and other civilians who may be interested in this basic training. The course was developed in response to efforts by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to increase collaboration between law enforcement, the fire service and EMS in responding to active shooter/IED/mass casualty events.

https://www.medicalcenter.virginia.edu/lslc/courses/trauma/bleeding-control-course-1

To register for courses you can go to the UVA LSLC website or click on the above links.

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Apr
2
8:30 AM08:30

Advanced Designated Infection Control Officer Class

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TJEMS will be hosting an Advanced Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course on April 2nd from 8:30-17:00 at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad Classroom. This course is a requirement for serving as an agency's Designated Infection Control Officer (DICO) and all agencies must have a DICO to comply with OEMS regulations. The Basic Infection Control Officer Training Course is a prerequisite for this class and must have been taken more than three months prior to this course!

The class will be taught by Katherine H. West, BSN, MSEd, CIC - who "pioneered infection control in EMS in 1978 and is currently a recognized expert on Infectious Disease Management, OSHA compliance and inspections, and disease control issues" (Emerging Concepts, Inc.). The course is a "one-day seminar format course designed to build on the information taught in the Basic Designated Officer course. Attendees will problem solve...receive updates on disease, legal issues, and review multidrug resistant organisms, MRSA, VRE, C-diff, H1N1, Norovirus, MERS, Ebola, and Zika. Additional information on specific protection precautions and post-exposure care" (Emerging Concepts, Inc.) will be discussed as well. There is no cost to attend this course and course materials will be provided for all attendees. Read more at Emerging Concepts, Inc.'s website: http://www.ic-ec.com/

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Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Medical Spanish Course for EMS Providers

Join us for a basic medical Spanish course this Saturday, April 1st, from 10:00-12:00 at the TJEMS Classroom, 400 Martha Jefferson DR, Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

Register online by clicking here

This free course will consist of a single 2-hour, in-class foundational lecture with a strong discussion component followed by weekly course materials sent out via email designed for independent review. The initial session aims to build proficiency in history taking and assessment of a Spanish-speaking patient and concludes with a practice scenario. Weekly follow-up material will provide vocabulary, useful phrases, and sample dialogue for more specialized EMS scenarios (e.g., MVC). Food will be provided. Some Spanish language experience recommended.

Contact Marc Blatt at mib4rr@virginia.edu or (24)-338-2466 with any questions.

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Medical Spanish Course for EMS Providers

This basic medical Spanish curriculum will consist of a single 2-hour, in-class foundational lecture with a strong discussion component, followed by weekly course materials sent out via email designed for independent review.

The initial session aims to build proficiency in history taking and assessment of a Spanish-speaking patient, and concludes with a practice scenario. Weekly follow-up material will provide vocabulary, useful phrases, and sample dialogue for more specialized EMS scenarios (e.g., MVA). Three class dates are available:

Tuesday March 21st from 18:30-20:30 at C-ARS (828 McIntire RD, Charlottesville, VA 22902)

Saturday March 25th from 10:00-12:00 at C-ARS

Saturday April 1st from 10:00-12:00 at TJEMS (400 Martha Jefferson DR, Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22911. 


Register by clicking here.

This course is held in partnership with the University of Virginia's Spanish Department and students will be awarded 2 hours of Category 2 CE on conclusion of the course. This course is free to attend and food will be provided. Some Spanish language experience is recommended.

Please contact Marc Blatt at mib4rr@virginia.edu or (240) 338-2466 with any questions. 

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Mar
4
8:00 AM08:00

Thomas Jefferson EMS Council Continuing Education Day

Join us for a day of continuing education featuring great speakers and CE across all topic categories. We will be offering 1 Medical, 1 Trauma, 1 Airway, 2 Operations, and 3 Cardiovascular CE Hours as well as Breakfast, Lunch, and Program Souvenirs all for $40. Register using the link above. Registration fees must be received by February 28th at 17:00 to attend the event. 

REMEMBER: THE NREMT RE-CERTIFICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2017

In partnership with Medtronic, and Medical Transport. Hosted at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital's Kessler Conference Room.

CE DAY PROGRAM

Breakfast and Registration

08:15-09:15     

"Toxins on the Farm that Kill"
  Christopher Holstege, MD
 CE: Medical (ALS 19 / BLS 14)

 09:15-10:15   

"Care of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction:
From First Medical Contact to First Balloon Inflation

Josh Fischer, MD
CE: Cardiovascular (ALS 19 / BLS 14)

10:15-10:30                                                           BREAK

10:30-11:30     

"Management Priorities in Cardiac Arrest"
William Brady, MD
CE: Cardiovascular (ALS 19 / BLS 14)

11:30-12:30      

"Emergent Palliation: The Role of EMS in Hospice"
Tom Joyce, NRP
CE: Operations (ALS 20 / BLS 15)
 

12:30-13:15                                                           LUNCH

13:15-14:15

"How to Save a Patient with Large Vessel Occlusion"
John Gaughen, MD
CE: Cardiovascular (ALS 19 / BLS 14)

14:15-15:15

"Biomechanics of Injury in Motor Vehicles"
Mark Sochor, MD
CE: Trauma (ALS 18 / BLS 13)
 

15:15-15:30                                                           BREAK

15:30-16:30

     "Cold Steel vs. Soft Plastic:
Making the Best Decision to Manage an Airway"

Jim Miller, BSN, RN, CFRN, NRP, CCEMT-P
CE: Airway (ALS 16 / BLS 11)

16:30-17:30

 "Is it Nap Time Yet? Fatigue in EMS"
George Lindbeck, MD
CE: Operations (ALS 20 / BLS 15)

17:30                                                                    Closing

 

TALK DESCRIPTIONS

“Toxins on the Farm that Kill” - Christopher Holstege, MD
There are numerous potential toxins on farms that can cause injury and death. This talk will be based on actual cases to highlight various dangers on farms, discuss site precautions, highlight appropriate decontamination, and review management options.

“Care of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: From First Medical Contact to First Balloon Inflation” - Josh Fischer, MD
Talk will focus on the care of the patient with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), focusing on the pre-hospital treatment and following through to the percutaneous coronary intervention done in the cath lab.

“Management Priorities in Cardiac Arrest” - William Brady, MD
For given arrest presentations, what are the most important and effective interventions? This lecture will discuss resource-limited priorities in the resuscitation of the cardiac arrest patient.

“Emergent Palliation: The Role of EMS in Hospice” - Tom Joyce, NRP
EMS providers are trained to intervene and provide life-prolonging interventions in medical emergencies. But how and when should EMS providers intervene in the care of patients in Hospice? In this talk, we will discuss a strictly palliative role that EMS can play to provide patients at the end-of-life with dignified, patient-centric care.

“How to Save a Patient with Large Vessel Occlusion” - John Gaughen, MD
Objectives:

          To discuss the historical context of endovascular stroke treatment

          To discuss current concepts regarding prehospital care of LVO stroke patients

          To understand the literature supporting the triage of acute stroke patients and the use of endovascular devices

          To understand our current protocols

“Biomechanics of Injury in Motor Vehicles” - Mark Sochor, MD
This talk will address frontal, side, and rollover biomechanics and kinematics of vehicle occupants. Expected injury patterns and their suggestion of crash type and severity will be discussed.

“Cold Steel vs. Soft Plastic: Making the Best Decision to Manage an Airway” - Jim Miller, BSN, RN, CFRN, NRP, CCEMT-P
When faced with a tough situation, we like to do the skills that look “cool” but is it in the best interest of the patient?  Two case studies will be reviewed in which traditional intubation skills were not utilized to rapidly secure an airway.  Before ever touching a patient, the provider needs to do a detailed airway assessment, know their equipment, and have both a primary and secondary plan of attack.  Beards, facial shape, obesity, and trauma all play a role in successfully placing an advanced airway.  Don’t get caught going down the wrong airway path. 

“Is It Nap Time Yet? Fatigue in EMS” - George Lindbeck, MD
This presentation will review some of the data and experience regarding fatigue in EMS and other industries. Effects on the safety of both EMS providers and patients as well as short term and long term health effects on EMS providers will be discussed. Current efforts to examine the issue, including the current NHTSA/NASEMSO Fatigue Management Guidelines will be discussed.

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Feb
11
to Feb 12

Advanced Stroke Life Support Instructor Course

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The Thomas Jefferson EMS Council is proud to offer Advanced Stroke Life Support training. 

What: Certification as a provider/instructor of the Advanced Life Support curriculum. Instruction in the MEND stroke examination and enhancement of pre-hospital stroke identification and management skills. Course agenda online at www.asls.net

Who: EMT-I's and NREMT-P's with a minimum of 6 months of formal teaching experience. 

Where: Kessler Conference Room at 595 Martha Jefferson Dr., Charlottesville, VA 

Only 6 seats available - apply early

Must commit to teaching two (2) ASLS courses a year as a TJEMS-affiliated instructor

Email Riley North at rnorth@vaems.org for more information. 

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