Classes and Programs for Providers

 

****  NEW MEMBER TRAINING **** *


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, June 8, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, August 3, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Monday, August 21, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Training Center 0900-1300
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200


OSHA – Initial *

The goal of the initial 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.

New members should complete the initial on-line OSHA Training.  Members who are returning from leave and/or members who did not complete the annual OSHA refresher should also complete the initial on-line OSHA Training.

All members, even members who recently completed initial OSHA training, must complete annual OSHA refresher training each October.

Initial OSHA Presentation

Please review the training program thoroughly, taking notes as needed, and complete the short post-test following the program.

  • Initial OSHA Presentation – View in Adobe Acrobat   (May take a few minutes to download, depending on internet speed and connection)

Initial OSHA Post-Test

Annual OSHA Refresher

Please see below information regarding OSHA Refresher Training.

For questions about OSHA Initial Training, please contact Instruction Supervisor Eric de Forest at EDefores@vbgov.com.

 


BLS Academy – EMT Training Course *

Virginia Beach EMS members attend the BLS Academy to complete the initial Emergency Medical Technician course.  Please see the BLS Academy page for additional information.

 


Defensive Driving Course *

VBEMS members are eligible to take the Saturday Defensive Driving Course (DDC) 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 processing fee to claim the safe driving points is $25.  The processing fee must be paid 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, 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

 


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.

7/12/2017 to 7/18/2017 – BLS Academy #20

Limited Spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in BLS Academy #20

Date

Time Location

Topic

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1800-2200 Training Center Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, July 15, 2017

or

Sunday, July 16, 2017

0800-1430 Training Center Phase III: Day Driving Range
Monday, July 17, 2017

or

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

8/16/2017 to 8/21/2017 – Open to All VBEMS Members

Date

Time

Location

Topic

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1800-2200 Training Center Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, August 19, 2017 0800-1430 Training Center Phase III: Day Driving Range
Monday, August 21, 2017 1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

9/14/2017 to 9/19/2017 – BLS Academy #21

Limited Spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in BLS Academy #21

Date

Time Location

Topic

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Thursday, September 14, 2017 1800-2200 Training Center Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, September 16, 2017

or

Sunday, September 17, 2017

0800-1430 Training Center Phase III: Day Driving Range
Monday, September 18, 2017

or

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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

 


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 orient them to VBEMS and verify their skills in the field.

Click here for more information on this ongoing program.

 


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          
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BLS Academy  #20

Limited spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in Academy #20

Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

BLS Academy  #21

Limited spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in Academy #21

Training Center 1800-2200
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200

 

Operations III: VBEMS EVOC – please see the EVOC section (above)

 

Operations IV: North City & Norfolk Operations Tour

Date                                                               Meeting Location to Start Tour           Time            
 Saturday, July 1, 2017 Rescue 14, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd 0800-1700
 Saturday, August 19, 2017 Rescue 14, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd  0800-1700
 Saturday, September 2, 2017  Rescue 14, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd  0800-1700

 

Operations V: South City & Chesapeake Operations Tour

Date                                                               Meeting Location to Start Tour            Time           
 Saturday, July 15, 2017  Rescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy 0800-1700
 Saturday, August 5, 2017  Rescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy 0800-1700
 Saturday, September 16, 2017  Rescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy 0800-1700

 

Operations VI: Special Operations Orientation/Awareness

Date                            Location               Time                   
 To Be Scheduled

 

Operations VII: 911 Center Operations Tour

Date                                                 Location                                    Time             
 Saturday, July 22, 2017 Municipal Center Bldg 30 across from Rescue 5 1300-1600
 Saturday, August 12, 2017 Municipal Center Bldg 30 across from Rescue 5 1300-1600
 Saturday, September 23, 2017 Municipal Center Bldg 30 across from Rescue 5  1300-1600

 

Operations VIII: Situational Awareness

Date                            Location              Time                
To Be Scheduled

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**** EMS PROVIDER RECERTIFICATION **** *

EMS Providers are required to:

hold current Virginia EMS certification (EMT, Advanced EMT, Intermediate, or Paramedic)

hold current CPR certification

complete required updates (i.e. annual OSHA update)

Virginia EMS Recertification Requirements

Providers must complete continuing education (CE) requirements in order to be eligible to recertify.  CE requirements are based on your certification level and year you obtained your certification or last recertified.   Providers who certified/recertified prior to October 1, 2016 will follow the 2012 NCCP recertification requirements.   Providers who certified/recertified on or after October 1, 2016 will follow the 2016 NCCP recertification requirements.   The specific Virginia Office of EMS Recertification requirements can be found here:

BLS Recertification Requirements (EMT)

ALS Recertification Requirements (AEMT, Intermediate, Paramedic)

National Registry Recertification Requirements

Maintaining National Registry certification is optional for EMS providers functioning in Virginia.

Additional information regarding Virginia and National Registry Recertification can be found on the Provider Recertification page.


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
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200

OSHA Refresher *

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 (under new member courses) is designed for new members or members who are  returning after an extended leave.  All members, even members who recently completed initial OSHA training, must complete annual OSHA refresher training each October.

Annual OSHA Refresher

Virginia Beach EMS conducts annual OSHA refresher training every October.  The 2017 OSHA Refresher Training will be available October 2017 on the VBEMS Moodle site at learn.vbems.com.

For questions about the Annual OSHA Refresher Program, please contact Instruction Supervisor Eric de Forest at EDefores@vbgov.com.


Paramedic & Intermediate Recertification Classes *

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.*

*July 1, 2017 ACLS & PALS recertification CE changes:  Paramedics and intermediates who complete ACLS and PALS recertification courses after July 1, 2017 will earn all required category 1 airway CEs (ALS Area 16) so if they complete ALS Session 1, those CEs will revert to category 2.


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.

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.

  CEs Awarded for ACLS Recertification
 Topic  Hours
 ALS Area 16: Airway, Respiration & Ventilation 3.5
 ALS Area 17: Cardiology 4.5

 

Date Location Time
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Training Center 0800-1700
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Training Center 0830-1700
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Training Center 0830-1700
Saturday, November 4, 2017 Training Center 0830-1700
Thursday, December 7, 2017 Training Center 0830-1700
Monday, January 22, 2018 Training Center 0830-1700
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Training Center 0830-1700
Monday, March 5, 2018 Training Center 0830-1700

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.

 CEs Awarded for PALS Recertification
 Topic  Hours
 ALS Area 16: Airway, Respiration & Ventilation 1.5
 ALS Area 17: Cardiology 3
ALS Area 19: Medical 1
ALS Area 20: Operations 2.5

 

Date                                                                      Location                      Time              
Friday, July 14, 2017 Training Center 0800-1700
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Training Center 0830-1700
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Training Center 0830-1700
Thursday, November 2, 2017 Training Center 0830-1700
Monday, December 4, 2017 Training Center 0830-1700
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Training Center 0830-1700
Saturday, February 3, 2018 Training Center 0830-1700
Two-Day Sessions
Fr/Th January 26 & February 1, 2018 Training Center 0800-1200 both days
Fr/Th February 16 & 22, 2018 Training Center 0800-1200 both days

ALS Continuing Education (Paramedics and Intermediates) *

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: ALS Airway

  • Ventilation
  • Oxygenation
  • Capnography
  • Advanced Airway Management in the Perfusing Patient
ALS Area 16: Airway, Oxygentation, Ventilation

4 hours

ALS Session 2: ALS Cardiovascular

  • Post-Resuscitation Care
  • Ventricular Assist Devices – VADs
  • Stroke
  • Congestive Heart Failure – CHF
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
ALS Area 17: Cardiovascular

4 hours

ALS/BLS Session 3: ALS/BLS Trauma

  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Tourniquets & Hemorrhage control
  • Field Triage & trauma triage
ALS Area 18: Trauma

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 13: Trauma

4 hours

ALS/BLS Session 4: ALS/BLS Medical

  • OB emergencies
  • Communicable and infectious diseases
  • Psychiatric and behavioral emergencies
  • Special healthcare needs
ALS Area 19: Medical

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 14: Medical

4 hours

ALS Session 5: ALS Medical & Operations

  • Special healthcare needs
  • Medication delivery
  • Pain management
  • At-risk populations
ALS Area 19: Medical

3 hours

ALS Area 20: Operations

1 hour

ALS/BLS Session 6: ALS/BLS Operations

  • Pediatric Transport
  • Culture of Safety
  • Affective Characteristics
  • Crew resource management
  • EMS research
ALS Area 20: Operations

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 15: Operations

4 hours

 

ALS Session 1: ALS Airway
Thursday, September 7, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Monday, November 20, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Training Center 1300-1700
ALS Session 2: ALS Cardiovascular
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
Friday, February 9, 2018 Training Center 0830-1230
ALS/BLS Session 3: ALS/BLS Trauma
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Friday, August 11, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Training Center 0830-1230
 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Session 4: ALS/BLS Medical
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Training Center 0830-1230
ALS Session 5: ALS Medical & Operations
Friday, October 13, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Friday, November 3, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Monday, February 19, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
Friday, March 2, 2018 Training Center 1300-1700
ALS/BLS Session 6: ALS/BLS Operations
Friday, September 8, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Training Center 0830-1230
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200

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


Advanced EMT Recertification Classes *

VBEMS offers continuing education classes that support CE requirements for VaOEMS and NREMT.  In order to complete the required Category 1 CEs, advanced EMTs (AEMTs) should take the following CE sessions:

EMT/AEMT Session 1: EMT/AEMT Airway

  • Ventilation
  • Oxygenation
  • Capnography overview
  • King Airway (AEMT only)
AEMT CEs for EMT/AEMT Session 1

Area 16: Airway, Respiration, Ventilation

This is a combined EMT/AEMT CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 11: Airway, Oxygenation, Ventilation

4 hours

EMT/AEMT Session 2:

EMT/AEMT Cardiovascular & Cardiac Arrest Management

  • Cardiac arrest management
  • Cardiac rate disturbances
  • Post-resuscitation care
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • LUCAS, capnography in cardiac arrest, LP15 AED, Q CPR
AEMT CEs for EMT/AEMT Session 2

Area 17: Cardiovascular

This is a combined EMT/AEMT CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 12: Cardiovascular

4 hours

ALS/BLS Session 3: ALS/BLS Trauma

  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Tourniquets & Hemorrhage control
  • Field Triage & trauma triage
AEMT CEs for ALS/BLS Session 3

Area 18: Trauma

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 13: Trauma

4 hours

ALS/BLS Session 4: ALS/BLS Medical

  • OB emergencies
  • Communicable and infectious diseases
  • Psychiatric and behavioral emergencies
  • Special healthcare needs
AEMT CEs for ALS/BLS Session 4

Area 19: Medical

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 14: Medical

4 hours

EMT/AEMT Session 5: EMT/AEMT Cardiovascular & Medical

  • Chest pain from cardiovascular cause
  • Stroke
  • Endocrine
  • Allergic reaction
AEMT CEs for EMT/AEMT Session 5

Area 17: Cardiovascular (2 hours)

Area 19: Medical (2 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 12 Cardiovascular (2 hours) and Area 14: Medical (2 hours)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Session 6: ALS/BLS Operations

  • Pediatric Transport
  • Culture of Safety
  • Affective Characteristics
  • Crew resource management
  • EMS research
AEMT CEs for ALS/BLS Session 6

Area 20: Operations

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 15: Operations

4 hours

 AEMT Session 7: AEMT Protocols & Skills

  • Review of AEMT skills, medications and protocols
 AEMT CEs for AEMT Session 7

Area 16: Airway, Respiration and Ventilation (1 hour)

Area 17: Cardiovascular (1 hour)

Area 19: Medical (1 hour)

3 hours total

 

EMT/AEMT Session 1: EMT/AEMT Airway
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
EMT/AEMT Session 2: EMT/AEMT Cardiovascular & Cardiac Arrest Management
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Training Center 1300-1700
ALS/BLS Session 3: ALS/BLS Trauma
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Friday, August 11, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Training Center 0830-1230
 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Session 4: ALS/BLS Medical
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Training Center 0830-1230
EMT/AEMT Session 5: EMT/AEMT Cardiovascular & Medical 
Friday, January 19, 2018 Training Center 1300-1700
Monday, May 14, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Session 6: ALS/BLS Operations
 Friday, September 8, 2017  Training Center  1300-1700
 Tuesday, November 14, 2017  Training Center  1800-2200
 Thursday, February 15, 2018  Training Center  0830-1230
 Wednesday, March 7, 2018  Training Center  1800-2200
 
 AEMT Session 7: AEMT Protocols & Skills
Friday, September 15, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
Monday, November 6, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200

 


EMT Recertification Classes *

VBEMS offers continuing education classes that support CE requirements for VaOEMS and NREMT.  In order to complete the required Category 1 CEs, EMTs should take the following CE sessions:

EMT/AEMT Session 1: EMT/AEMT Airway

  • Ventilation
  • Oxygenation
  • Capnography overview
  • King Airway (AEMT only)
EMT CEs for EMT/AEMT Session 1

Area 11: Airway, Oxygentation, Ventilation

This is a combined EMT/AEMT CE class.  AEMTs will earn CEs in Area 16: Airway, Respiration, Ventilation

4 hours

EMT/AEMT Session 2:

EMT/AEMT Cardiovascular & Cardiac Arrest Management

  • Cardiac arrest management
  • Cardiac rate disturbances
  • Post-resuscitation care
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • LUCAS, capnography in cardiac arrest, LP15 AED, Q CPR
EMT CEs for EMT/AEMT Session 2

Area 12: Cardiovascular

This is a combined EMT/AEMT CE class.  AEMTs will earn CEs in Area 17: Cardiovascular

4 hours

ALS/BLS Session 3: ALS/BLS Trauma

  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Tourniquets & Hemorrhage control
  • Field Triage & trauma triage
EMT CEs for ALS/BLS Session 3

Area 13: Trauma

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  ALS will earn CEs in Area 18: Trauma

4 hours

ALS/BLS Session 4: ALS/BLS Medical

  • OB emergencies
  • Communicable and infectious diseases
  • Psychiatric and behavioral emergencies
  • Special healthcare needs
EMT CEs for ALS/BLS Session 4

Area 14: Medical

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  ALS will earn CEs in Area 19: Medical

4 hours

EMT/AEMT Session 5: EMT/AEMT Cardiovascular & Medical

  • Chest pain from cardiovascular cause
  • Stroke
  • Endocrine
  • Allergic reaction
EMT CEs for EMT/AEMT Session 5

Area 12: Cardiovascular (2 hours)

Area 14: Medical (2 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  ALS will earn CEs in Area 17 Cardiovascular (2 hours) and Area 19: Medical (2 hours)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Session 6: ALS/BLS Operations

  • Pediatric Transport
  • Culture of Safety
  • Affective Characteristics
  • Crew resource management
  • EMS research
EMT CEs for ALS/BLS Session 6

Area 15: Operations

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  ALS will earn CEs in Area 20: Operations

4 hours

 

EMT/AEMT Session 1: EMT/AEMT Airway
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
EMT/AEMT Session 2: EMT/AEMT Cardiovascular & Cardiac Arrest Management
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Training Center 1300-1700
ALS/BLS Session 3: ALS/BLS Trauma
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Friday, August 11, 2017 Training Center 0800-1200
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Training Center 0830-1230
 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Session 4: ALS/BLS Medical
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Training Center 1300-1700
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Training Center 0830-1230
EMT/AEMT Session 5: EMT/AEMT Cardiovascular & Medical 
Friday, January 19, 2018 Training Center 1300-1700
Monday, May 14, 2018 Training Center 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Session 6: ALS/BLS Operations
 Friday, September 8, 2017  Training Center  1300-1700
 Tuesday, November 14, 2017  Training Center  1800-2200
 Thursday, February 15, 2018  Training Center  0830-1230
 Wednesday, March 7, 2018  Training Center  1800-2200
 

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**** SPECIALTY PROGRAMS **** *


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      
To Be Scheduled    

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 Deputy 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!
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 To Be Scheduled

 


Mass Casualty Treatment Area Operations *

The goal of this class is to improve disaster preparedness within VBEMS.  Class consists of an hour of lecture reviewing mass casualty incident management concepts and key positions within the Medical Branch of an ICS organization.  Students will set up treatment and rehab areas, learn about equipment available for a MCI response, and practice moving patients and providing care in a disaster setting.  Continuing education credits are provided.

Class size is limited to 20 students and is open to ALL approved VBEMS members who have completed FEMA classes (e.g. ICS 100/200/700/800).

Family, friends, and interested organizations may attend the class as patients.

This is a hands-on class.  Participants should be prepared to lift equipment and simulated patients and work with equipment on the ground.  Wearing of long duty pants, safety shoes, and durable gloves is encouraged.

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

Date Location Time
Sunday, June 11, 2017 Rescue 8 0800-1200
Saturday, August 12, 2017 TBD 0800-1200
Saturday, October 7, 2017 TBD 0800-1200

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, July 21, 2017 Training Center 1230-1630 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1230-1430)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (1430-1630)

Thursday, August 24, 2017 Training Center 1800-2200 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1800-2000)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)

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

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)

Monday, October 30, 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.

 Date                                                     Location                      Time            
 To Be Scheduled

 


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

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.

Date Location Time
 To Be Scheduled

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)

Date Location Time
 To Be Scheduled