Classes and Programs for Providers

12-Lead EKG *

Members in need of 12-Lead EKG training can obtain that training by attending the Operations II of the Operations Track program. Please click here to be taken to the Operations Track section.


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Recertification *

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team management of a cardiac arrest, team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. Specific skills in airway management and related pharmacology are also featured. Skills are taught through discussion and group learning, while testing stations offer case-based scenarios using simulators. Providers enhance their skills in treating adult patients of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, while earning their American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS Provider Course Completion Card.

For CEs, ALS providers will obtain the following continuing education credits for attending an ACLS refresher course:

  • Area 16 – 1.5 hours
  • Area 17 – 2.5 hours
  • LCCR/ICCR (Category 2) – 1 hour

Completion of a precourse packet is required for admission to the class.  Please contact EMS training at (757) 385-2970 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

Date Location Time
Monday, March 20, 2017 Training Center 0830-1700

AIC Release Program *

As providers graduate the BLS Academy or come into our organization with existing EMT credentials, they are placed in the attendant in-charge release program to verify their skills in the field.

Click here for more information on this ongoing program.


ALS Continuing Education *

VBEMS offers continuing education classes that support CE requirements for VaOEMS and NREMT.  In order to complete the required Category 1 CEs, paramedics and intermediates should take ACLS recertification, PALS recertification and ALS Sessions 1-6.  The specific CEs awarded for ALS Sessions 1-6 are listed below:

ALS Session 1: Airway & Cardiac Arrest
OEMS Area 16: Airway, Oxygentation, Ventilation

  • Ventilations (1.5 hours)
  • Capnography (1 hour)
  • Advanced Airway Management in the Perfusing Patient (0.5 hour)

3 hours

OEMS Area 17: Cardiovascular

  • Cardiac Arrest (1 hour)

1 hour

ALS Session 2: Cardiovascular
OEMS Area 17: Cardiovascular

  • Post-Resuscitation Care (1.5 hours)
  • Ventricular Assist Devices – VADs (0.5 hour)
  • Stroke (0.5 hour)
  • Congestive heart failure – CHF (0.5 hour)
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome – Adult (1 hour)

4 hours

ALS Session 3: Trauma
OEMS Area 18: Trauma

  • CNS Injury – Adult & Pediatric (2 hours)
  • Field Triage – Adult & Pediatric (1 hour)
  • Fluid resuscitation – Adult & Pediatric (0.5 hour)
  • Tourniquets – Adult & Pediatric (0.5 hour)

4 hours

ALS Session 4: Medical 1
OEMS Area 19: Medical

  • OB emergencies (1 hour)
  • Communicable diseases (1 hour)
  • Medication delivery (1 hour)
  • Pain management (1 hour)

4 hours

ALS Session 5: Medical & Operations
OEMS Area 19: Medical

  • Special healthcare needs (2 hours)
  • Psychiatric Emergencies (1 hour)

3 hours

OEMS Area 20: Operations

  • At-risk populations (1 hour)

1 hour

ALS Session 6: Operations
OEMS Area 20: Operations

  • Pediatric transport (0.5 hour)
  • Culture of safety (0.5 hour)
  • Affective Characteristics (1 hour)
  • Crew resources management (1 hour)
  • Role of research (1 hour)

4 hours

 

ALS Session 1: Airway & Cardiac Arrest
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
ALS Session 2: Cardiovascular
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Training Center 0830-1230
Monday, February 27, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
ALS Session 3: Trauma
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
ALS Session 4: Medical 1
Friday, February 17, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
ALS Session 5: Medical & Operations
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
ALS Session 6: Operations
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Training Center 0830-1230
Monday, February 6, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200

Please contact EMS training at (757) 385-2970 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.


CPR – New Member *

This course is designed to provide the new (future) member and City personnel with the knowledge and skills to properly perform the basic life support as recommended by the American Heart Association. Students learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Successful participants are provided an AHA CPR certification card in accordance with the specific course requirements.

Call Lynette Dimitry at 385-5053 or email LDimitry@vbgov.com to register.

Date Location Time
Thursday, January 5, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Monday, March 6, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, April 6, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300
Thursday, May 4, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200

CPR – Current Member *

Pre-registration is mandatory to ensure correct instructor:student ratios. Walk-in students may not be able to be accommodated. Please call 385-2970 or email EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

Date Location Time
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Monday, February 13, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Monday, April 17, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200

Defensive Driving Course *

VBEMS members are eligible to take Saturday DDC course offered by the City of Virginia Beach. Successful completion of the DDC course makes you eligible to have 5 safe driving points added to your DMV driving record.  The fee for the safe driving points is $25, payable in cash, on the day of class, prior the start of class. The class is free if you do not want the safe driving points.

Classes are held at EMS Admin, 477 Viking Drive, #130, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Please call 385-2970 or email EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

Anyone arriving after 8:00 AM will not be permitted in class.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, February 4, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, February 18, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, March 25, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, April 1, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, April 22, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, May 13, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, May 27, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, June 3, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, June 24, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, July 8, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, July 22, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, August 5, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, August 19, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, September 9, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, September 23, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, October 7, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, October 28, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, November 4, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, November 18, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, December 2, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700
Saturday, December 16, 2017 EMS Admin 0800 – 1700

 

Difficult Airway Management *

This course is required for all RSI-trained paramedics and any remaining seats will be open to all other intermediates and paramedics.  This course will cover management of a difficult airway through information and scenarios that will challenge your skills and abilities.

This course also will cover surgical cricothyrotomy, which can only be performed in Virginia Beach by RSI-trained paramedics.  In addition to providing difficult airway management training, the surgical cricothyrotomy training serves as “part 2” of the RSI course (initial or update) and this course must be attended by all RSI-trained paramedics in order to maintain the ability to perform RSI in Virginia Beach.

Please contact the EMS training center for information and registration – (757) 385-2970 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com.  Non-RSI paramedics and intermediates will be put on a waiting list to ensure all RSI paramedics have the opportunity to enroll in these courses.  Additional opportunities to take this course will be offered in the future.

Date Location Time
To Be Scheduled Training Center 1300-1700

Electronic Patient Care Reporting (Elite) *

This course covers the use of Elite, our patient care reporting software through a mixture of instruction and hands-on exercises.  Additional topics include an overview of Virginia EMS law as it pertains to patient care reporting, how your reports are used within the Department, by Sentara, and other entities.

This course is intended for EMT Interns and released EMTs as well as other operational members who do reports.

Sign up using the Member Portal.  Instructions are available here.

The online class is located here.

Date Location Time

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) *

The Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) is patterned after the State Office of Transportation Safety EVOC guide. The course emphasizes safe driving skills. Additionally, the course provides the member the vehicle codes of Virginia and Policies of VBEMS. This course is designed to increase the situational awareness of the emergency vehicle operator and reduce the number of crashes involving emergency vehicles. The course includes classroom and driving range skills.

Please note that this is a multi-day course and it must be completed in sequence:

  • Phase I: Online
  • Phase II: Lecture
  • Phase III: Day Driving Range
  • Phase IV: Night Driving Range

EVOC certification requires you to attend all sessions of the course. Saturday/Sunday lunch is at your own expense. Pre-registration is mandatory. Walk-in students will not be able to be accommodated. EVOC students must have a Virginia Beach EMS departmental ID badge in order to participate in the class.  Please call (757) 385-2970 or e-mail EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

3/8/2017 to 3/13/2017 – Open to All VBEMS Members

Date

Time Location

Topic

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 1800-2200 Training Center Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, March 11, 2017 0800-1430 Training Center Phase III: Day Driving Range
Monday, March 13, 2017 1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

3/22/2017 to 3/28/2017 – BLS Academy #18

Limited Spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in BLS Academy #18

Date

Time Location

Topic

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1800-2200 Training Center Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, March 25, 2017

or

Sunday, March 26, 2017

0800-1430 Training Center Phase III: Day Driving Range
Monday, March 27, 2017

or

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

4/26/2017 to 5/1/2017 – Open to All VBEMS Members

Date

Time

Location

Topic

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1800-2200 Training Center Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, April 29, 2017 0800-1430 Training Center Phase III: Day Driving Range
Monday, May 1, 2017 1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

5/18/2017 to 5/23/2017 – BLS Academy #19

Limited Spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in BLS Academy #19

Date

Time Location

Topic

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Thursday, May 18, 2017 1800-2200 Training Center Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, May 20, 2017

or

Sunday, May 21, 2017

0800-1430 Training Center Phase III: Day Driving Range
Monday, May 22, 2017

or

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

6/15/2017 to 6/19/2017 – Open to All VBEMS Members

Date

Time Location

Topic

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1800-2200 Training Center Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, June 17, 2017 0800-1430 Training Center Phase III: Day Driving Range
Monday, June 19. 2017 1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

 


Leadership Training and Officer Development *

Virginia Beach EMS Leadership Training and Officer Development opportunities are not just like taking another class or series of classes.  Instead, they are an ever-growing and ever-changing series of seminars, courses and opportunities that members can take advantage of in order to become better leaders, learn more about themselves, grasp a better understanding of EMS and their role with in it and develop knowledge, skills and abilities that will help prepare the member for leadership positions.  Priority placement is reserved for active released AICs.  Any questions about these opportunities should be directed to Division Chief Stroud at JStroud@vbgov.com.

Please contact the VBEMS Training Center at (757) 385-2970 or at EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register for sessions.  All classes will be held at the EMS Training Center unless attendees are advised differently.

Essentials of VBEMS Leadership – Part 1

Two four-hour sessions that cover leadership styles, ethics, communications, mentoring and subordinate development and team building. You must attend both nights in the same week.

Essentials of VBEMS Leadership – Part 2

Two three-hour sessions that will cover interpersonal leadership dynamics, the psychology of leadership, the leader’s role in performance improvement and preparing for the future of EMS. You must attend both nights in the same week. *The member must complete Part 1 prior to attending Part 2.

Lessons for Leaders

These discussion based forums will provide participants with an opportunity to hear from various leaders as they share tips & tricks along with insight about a myriad of leadership topics.

Squad Commander Boot Camp

This is an opportunity for new and aspiring Squad Officers to hear directly from departmental Chief Officers about important topics, which include (but are not limited to):

  • Regulations, Policies, and Procedures
  • Departmental Structure and Divisional Areas
  • Departmental Strategic Plan
  • Grant Management & Budget Management & Financial Processes
  • Operational Concerns for the Squad Officer
  • Human Resources Policies and Processes
  • Latest Trends, Topics and Changes
  • Plus much more!
Date Location Time Topic
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Training Center 0800-1630 Squad Commander Boot Camp
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Training Center 1800-2000 Lessons for Leaders
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 and Thursday, November 17, 2016 Training Center 1800-2200 Essentials of VBEMS Leadership – Part 1
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 and Thursday, December 15, 2016 Training Center 1800-2100 Essentials of VBEMS Leadership – Part 2*

LUCAS Training *

Members in need of LUCAS training can obtain that training by attending the Operations II of the Operations Track program. Please click here to be taken to the Operations Track section.


MCI I/II – Incident Management Awareness and Operations *

To register for this class contact the EMS Training Center at (757) 385-2970 or email EMSTrain@vbgov.com.

CEUs: 8 Hrs of ALS and BLS Cat. 2 CEUs

Date Location Time

Member Development – Mentor/Proctor Training *

Are you a proactive mentor with your student or intern?

We all want trainees to thrive and progress. In some way, shape or form, if you are a released operational provider, you are a mentor to new students and interns. Whether you realize it or not, you affect those you run with on shift and train with at the station. Your actions and habits around new members sets the tone for their experience. It can be a lasting impression. Is it a positive, supportive role that you emulate? Do you provide effective communication and constructive feedback? Are you tuning into your trainee and their needs, or are you turning off trainee interest without realizing it? Find out how good experiences and quality feedback build up new trainees, motivates and provides direction towards success.

The Member Development Courses are designed to provide you a better awareness as a mentor/AIC to work with new members in our system, including our BLS Academy students. We also cover adult learning styles, BLS Academy student competency requirements, proper completion of field evaluations, OEMS Psychomotor evaluation, and information and requirements for joining our vital VBEMS Proctor Team. This is good information for all members. Both sessions are scheduled together, and provide a total of 4 hours of CE. For questions, contact Instruction Supervisor Eric de Forest at 757-385-2975 or EDefores@vbgov.com.

Interested? Register for an upcoming course by contacting the EMS Training Center at 757-385-2970 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com.

Date Location Time Topic
Friday, February 17, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (0900-1100)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (1100-1300)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1300-1500)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (1500-1700)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1800-2000)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)

Friday, March 17, 2017 Training Center 1230-1630 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1230-1430)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (1430-1630)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Training Center 1230-1630 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1230-1430)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (1430-1630)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1800-2000)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)

Monday, May 1, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1800-2000)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1300-1500)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (1500-1700)

Friday, June 2, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (0900-1100)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (1100-1300)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1800-2000)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)


Naloxone (Narcan) REVIVE Kit Training *

As you know, there is considerable attention these days on the rising number of opiate overdose deaths across the nation.  This has led to dramatic changes, including easy access to Naloxone (Narcan) by family and friends of potential overdose victims.  Meanwhile, the City of Virginia Beach has been an active participant in efforts to enhance the capacity of our first responders.

Virginia Beach EMS is activating a new protocol that will allow EMT’s to administer Naloxone as well, which will eventually be part of our regional protocols.

All Virginia Beach ambulances will receive a REVIVE Naloxone kit.   Specifics about administration, storage and restock are included in our training program.  You must complete the training prior to utilizing these kits.

Online training is available on Moodle (our online learning management system) at http://learn.vbems.com.

All EMTs must complete the program no later than July 1, 2016.

If you have any questions about BLS Naloxone training please feel free to contact Senior Paramedic Karin Pettinger via email KPetting@vbgov.com or call (757) 385-2972. If you have any questions related to the protocol or related regulatory issues please feel free to contact Division Chief John Bianco via email JBianco@vbgov.com or call (757) 385-5002.


National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training *

A new coordinated, multi-disciplinary training program developed through the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) available for all emergency responders and those supporting Traffic Incident Management operations. This training puts police, firefighters, state and local departments of transportation, towing, medical personnel, and other incident responders on the same page, leading to a safer, faster, integrated responder team.

Save Lives

  • Faster incident response and clearance times result in fewer secondary crashes.
  • Training results in less exposure of responder team to moving traffic during recovery.

Save Money

  • Less congestion leads to fewer freight and traveler delays in backups.
  • Fewer secondary crashes save on insurance claims.
  • Faster cleanups lead to cost savings for incident personnel.

Save Time

  • Smarter response techniques cut congestion clearance time- decreasing delays.

Training Provided at NO COST, Receive 4 hours of in-service credit through DCJS, OEMS, or VDFP.

To Register, Contact: Jim Stanek at James.Stanek@VDOT.virginia.gov.

** When registering, please provide agency, rank, name, and e-mail address.**

Date Location Time
To Be Scheduled Training Center 0800-2200

NREMT Psychomotor Exam (ALS) Prep *

Are you an ALS student (currently enrolled in an academic program) who is affiliated with Virginia Beach?  Are you taking the upcoming NREMT psychomotor exam?  Would you like some additional skill practice to help ensure your success with the upcoming exam?  Then these class sessions are for you!

As these sessions are only for ALS students working to achieve a new certification, there will not be any CEs awarded for these sessions (they aren’t needed if you’re about to have a new certification).

Seats are limited, so register early!  Please contact EMS training at (757) 385-2970 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

Date Location Time

Operations Track *

The VBEMS Operations Track is a valuable program designed for orange-badge AIC interns who are working towards being released.  The program provides both required classes and some strongly recommended classes, with the goal to enhance new members’ awareness and to be better versed with our EMS system, geography and Emergency Response System resources.

Yellow-badge BLS academy students may also participate in the programs; however, it does not take priority over student field clinical shifts. Red-badge recruits may also start working on the programs while waiting to start an academy.

Some class sessions have limited seating and orange-badge interns will have priority as they work to get released.  The program has a signature sheet which should be printed out and brought with the intern, student or recruit as they register for and attend the courses.

To register for the classes, call the training center at 757-385-2970 or send an e-mail to EMSTrain@vbgov.com.

Interns will need to use the following signature form to track completion of the operations track courses:

Operations Track Courses

Course Recommendation/Required
Operations I: AIC Intern Field Orientation Required
Operations II: ALS Assist, 12 Lead ECG, Protocols, LUCAS Required
Operations III: VBEMS EVOC (or other OEMS-approved EVOC program) Required
Operations Session IV: North City & Norfolk Operations Tour:  Geography ( Stations: 14, 8, 22, 1, 4, 2, 15, 16,) ER’s: VBGH, Independence, SLH, SNGH, CHKD,  Specialty Call locations, Map Book practice Strongly Recommended
Operations Session V: South City & Chesapeake Operations Tour: Geography, (Stations: 21, 5, 19, 9, 10, 13, 6, 17), ER’s: SPA, Chesapeake Regional, VB Municipal Center, Princess Ann Commons, City Garage, Sandbridge, Specialty Call locations Strongly Recommended
Operations VI: Special Operations Orientation/Awareness: Orientation to special operations teams Strongly Recommended
Operations VII: 911 Center Operations Tour: Communications/EOC, Radio Use Strongly Recommended
Operations VIII: Situational Awareness Strongly Recommended

 

Operations II: ALS Assist, 12 Lead ECG, Protocols, LUCAS:

Date Location Time
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, February 22, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Monday, March 20, 2017

BLS Academy  #18

Limited spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in Academy #18

Training Center 1800-2200
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BLS Academy  #19

Limited spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in Academy #19

Training Center 1800-2200
Monday, May 22, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Monday, June 5, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Monday, June 12, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200

For Operations III: VBEMS EVOC, please see the EVOC section (above).

Operations IV – VIII Course Schedule – dates will be coming soon

Session Class Date Time Topic Meeting Location
6 1 0800-1700 Operations IV: North City/Norfolk Tour Rescue 14
2 0800-1230

1330-1630

Operations VI: Special Operations Orientation/Awareness

Operations VII: 911 Center Operations Tour (Communications/EOC, Radio Use)

Rescue 8

Municipal Center, Building 30 (ECCS)

3 0800-1700 Operations V: South City/Chesapeake Tour Rescue 21
Training Center
7 1 0800-1700 Operations IV: North City/Norfolk Tour Rescue 14
2 0800-1230

1330-1630

Operations VI: Special Operations Orientation/Awareness

Operations VII: 911 Center Operations Tour (Communications/EOC, Radio Use)

Rescue 8

Municipal Center, Building 30 (ECCS)

3 0800-1700 Operations V: South City/Chesapeake Tour Rescue 21
4 Training Center
8 1 0800-1700 Operations IV: North City/Norfolk Tour Rescue 14
2 0800-1230

1330-1630

Operations VI: Special Operations Orientation/Awareness

Operations VII: 911 Center Operations Tour (Communications/EOC, Radio Use)

Rescue 8

Municipal Center, Building 30 (ECCS)

3 0800-1700 Operations V: South City/Chesapeake Tour Rescue 21
4 0800 Training Center
9 1 0800-1700 Operations IV: North City/Norfolk Tour Rescue 14
2 0800-1230

1330-1630

Operations VI: Special Operations Orientation/Awareness

Operations VII: 911 Center Operations Tour (Communications/EOC, Radio Use)

Rescue 8

Municipal Center, Building 30 (ECCS)

3 0800-1700 Operations V: South City/Chesapeake Tour Rescue 21

 


OSHA *

The goal of the on-line OSHA training is to reduce the occupational transmission of infections caused by microorganisms sometimes found in human blood and certain other potentially infectious materials.  This training is provided by informing and educating the EMS provider in the use and limitations of methods of control that may prevent or reduce exposure. Please review the training program thoroughly, taking notes as needed, and complete the short post-test following the program.

The initial on-line OSHA Training is designed for new or returning members of the organization.  All members, even members who recently completed initial OSHA training, must complete annual OSHA refresher training (during the month of October).

Initial OSHA Presentation

Initial OSHA Post-Test

Annual OSHA Refresher

Virginia Beach EMS conducts annual OSHA refresher training every October.  To access the 2016 OSHA Refresher training, visit Moodle by clicking here.

Click on the course title (“2016 OSHA Refresher”), login and then complete the course.  Instructions for submitting the course completion certificate are posted in the course.  This training must be completed no later than October 31, 2016.  For questions about the 2016 OSHA Refresher, contact Instruction Supervisor Eric de Forest at EDefores@vbgov.com.


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification *

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.  Providers enhance their skills in treating pediatric patients of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, while earning their American Heart Association (AHA) PALS Provider Course Completion Card.

Completion of a precourse packet is required for admission to the class.  Please contact EMS training at (757) 385-2970 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

Date Location Time
Thursday, April 6, 2017 Training Center 0830-1700

PHTLS *

NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. (Source)

To register for this class contact the EMS Training Center at (757) 385-2970 or email EMSTrain@vbgov.com.  Prior to the start of the class, you will be sent a link to the NAEMT website to electronically enroll yourself in this course.

CEUs will be offered.

Date Location Time
To Be Scheduled

RSI – Initial Course *

The initial RSI course is for experienced paramedics only who wish to be able to perform RSI in the Virginia Beach system.  Among other things, this course is designed to provide experienced students, through both didactic and practical training, with knowledge of advanced airway management with special emphasis on recognition and management of a “difficult airway” along with the requisite general RSI knowledge and pharmacology.

Prospective RSI students must:

  • Be an active operational member in good standing in the Virginia Beach system (regularly and consistently providing patient care during prehospital transport)
  • Be TEMS-released as a paramedic for one (1) year
  • Be regularly and consistently fulfilling his/her minimum duty requirements per the EMS Duty Policy
  • Not have any disciplinary action in the past twelve (12) months
  • Not have any issues related to patient care in the past twelve (12) months
  • Have high-quality documentation skills that includes, but is not limited to, not having any issues with his/her patient care reports/documentation and not having any missing or incomplete reports for the past twelve (12) months

Prior to acceptance into the class, all interested students will undergo an approval process to determine eligibility.  Interested students should contact Brigade Chief Debbie Brennaman (DBrennam@vbgov.com) to undergo the approval process.  Once approved, Chief Brennaman will have you enrolled in the course.

The class size is limited to 12.

Date Location Time
To Be Scheduled Training Center 0800-1700

RSI – Recertification Course *

All RSI paramedics are required to successfully complete the annual RSI recertification course, usually offered during November/December.

RSI paramedics must continue to meet the following requirements:

  • Be an active operational member in good standing in the Virginia Beach system (regularly and consistently providing patient care during prehospital transport)
  • Be regularly and consistently fulfilling his/her minimum duty requirements per the EMS Duty Policy
  • Not have any disciplinary action in the past twelve (12) months
  • Not have any issues related to patient care in the past twelve (12) months
  • Have high-quality documentation skills that includes, but is not limited to, not having any issues with his/her patient care reports/documentation and not having any missing or incomplete reports for the past twelve (12) months

Questions regarding ongoing designation as a RSI paramedic should be directed to Chief Debbie Brennaman.

The class size is limited to 12.

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Training Center
Training Center

Situational Awareness *

The Situational Awareness course is a crucial and dynamic operations track course for new members to the system and any that want experience a more realistic view of safety awareness.  The session provides valuable information on provider safety and unique insight on possible hazards.  The session consists of an indoor lecture component with outdoor active scenarios.  The sessions occur with the beneficial partnership and support of our VBPD Training partners at the Creeds Police Training facility.  During the program, VBPD and VBEMS work together to provide a memorable training experience.  This session is built into the last portion of the VBEMS BLS Academy, so space may be limited.  CEs are available.

Operations Track Program Requirement: Strongly Recommended

Location: VBPD Creeds Training Facility – 1585 Campbell Landing Road, Virginia Beach (not far from Rescue 6; leave early to provide plenty of time to travel to Creeds)

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