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EMS personnel are an integral part of our emergency department, serving as initial caregivers to those in need of emergency care. Because our good help begins with them we want to show our thanks by providing continuing education opportunities and recognition events throughout the year.

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5th Annual EMS Education Expo
The Fifth Annual Central Virginia EMS Education Expo was held on March 1-2, 2014, at the Henrico Fire Training Center. It was a cooperative venture of the Henrico County Division of Fire, Chesterfield Fire and EMS, and Bon Secours Richmond Health System to provide free health care continuing education. Four hundred forty-three health care providers for 122 different agencies registered to participate in 63 different classes with over 120 hours of Nursing or EMS Continuing Education being provided. Dr. Rich Kamin began the EMS Education Expo on Saturday morning as the keynote speaker. He spoke on EMS Response to Critical Incidents, which included EMS, and his response to the tragic Sandy Hook Active Shooter Incident. Classes ranged from BLS Skills Stations to Advanced Airway Management and included other classes on Search and Rescue, Incident Command System, EMS Safety and an Emergency Vehicle Operators Course. 
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Start planning ahead for the Sixth Annual Central Virginia EMS Education Expo scheduled for February 28-March 1, 2015. Check Photos and Updates from the EMS Expo on Facebook

Award for Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS

ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) requires rapid interpretation and transportation to an appropriate definitive care receiving facility. Although the EKG manufacturer’s software algorithms are complex and sophisticated, they do not always give accurate determinations of STEMIs. Learn how to recognize EKG rhythms which mimic STEMIs by clicking on the links below. This will help you provide excellent patient care and decrease the potential for false STEMI activations.

Greater Hartford Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Imposters Webinar 
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STEMI Mimics and STEMI Equivalents:
2013 EMS Symposium

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