Classes and Programs for Providers

 

****  NEW MEMBER TRAINING **** *


CPR – New Member *

This course is designed to provide the new (future) member with the knowledge and skills to properly perform basic life support following the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. 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.  Participants who successfully complete the American Heart Association course completion requirements receive an AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers certification card.

Call Lynette Dimitry at (757) 385-5053 or email LDimitry@vbgov.com to register.

Date Location Time
Saturday, May 19, 2018 EMS HQ 0900-1300
Thursday, May 31, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Saturday, June 23, 2018 EMS HQ 0900-1300
Saturday, July 14, 2018 EMS HQ 0900-1300
Wednesday, July 25. 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Saturday, August 4, 2018 EMS HQ 0900-1300
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Saturday, September 15, 2018 EMS HQ 0900-1300
Thursday, September 27, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Monday, October 1, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Saturday, October 20, 2018 EMS HQ 0900-1300
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Saturday, November 17, 2018 EMS HQ 0900-1300
Saturday, December 8, 2018 EMS HQ 0900-1300

 


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 Defensive Driving Course (DDC) offered by the City of Virginia Beach.   These courses do not offer driver points.

Thursday Classes are held at the Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Saturday Classes are held at the Interactive Theatre, South Annex, at the Virginia Beach Aquarium, 801 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Please call 385-1999 or email rjackson@vbgov.com or emstrain@vbgov.com to register.

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

Date Location Time
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

 Convention Center  0800 – 1200
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

Interactive Theatre

South Annex

@ the VA Aquarium

0900 – 1300
 Thursday, July 12, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

Convention Center 0800 – 1200
 Thursday, August 16, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

Convention Center 0800 – 1200
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

Interactive Theatre

South Annex

@ the VA Aquarium

 0900 – 1300
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

 Convention Center 0800 – 1200
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

 Convention Center 0800 – 1200
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

Interactive Theatre

South Annex

@ the VA Aquarium

0900 – 1300
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

 Convention Center 0800 – 1200
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

 Convention Center 0800 – 1200
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Note:  Driving Points no longer

available.

Interactive Theatre

South Annex

@ the VA Aquarium

0900 – 1300

 


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) 385-1999 or e-mail EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

 

5/17/2018 to 5/22/2018 – BLS Academy #25

Limited Spaces available for VBEMS AMembers not enrolled in BLS Academy #25

Date

Time Location

Topic

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Thursday, May 17, 2018 1800-2200 VBEMS HQ Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Sunday, May, 20 2018 0800-1430 VBEMS HQ Phase III: Day Driving Range
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

6/18/2018 to 6/25/2018 – Open to All VBEMS Members

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Monday, June 18, 2018 1800-2200 VBEMS HQ Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, June 23, 2018 0800-1430 VBEMS HQ Phase III: Day Driving Range
Monday, June 25, 2018 1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

7/11/2018 to 7/17/2018 – Open to All VBEMS Members

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1800-2200 VBEMS HQ Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, July 14, 2018 0800-1430 VBEMS HQ Phase III: Day Driving Range
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

8/1/2018 to 8/7/2018 – BLS Academy #26

Limited Spaces available for VBEMS Members not enrolled in BLS Academy #26

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 1800-2200 VBEMS HQ Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Sunday, August 5, 2018 0800-1430 VBEMS HQ Phase III: Day Driving Range
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

8/14/2018 to 8/20/2018 – Open to All VBEMS Members

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1800-2200 VBEMS HQ Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

Saturday, August 18, 2018 0800-1430 VBEMS HQ Phase III: Day Driving Range
Monday, August 20, 2018 1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

8/1/2018 to 8/7/2018 – BLS Academy #27

Limited Spaces available for VBEMS Members not enrolled in BLS Academy #27

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Thursday, September 13, 2018 1800-2200 VBEMS HQ Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due 

Sunday, September 16, 2018 0800-1430 VBEMS HQ Phase III: Day Driving Range
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1800-2200 Rescue Station 5, Municipal Center Phase IV: Night Driving Range

10/15/2018 to 10/22/2018 – Open to All VBEMS Members

Online Online Online Phase I: Online
Monday, October 15, 2018 1800-2200 VBEMS HQ Phase II: Lecture

Online Exam Due

 Saturday, October 20, 2018 0800-1430 VBEMS HQ Phase III: Day Driving Range
 Monday, October 22, 2018 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 Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at 4160 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 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, 3) ER’s: VBGH, SI-ER, SLH, SNGH, Nightingale, CHKD, Specialty Call locations: VB Boardwalk, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Millers Store Road Airport Alert) +  Map Book orientation,  VB Geography, VBEMS Specialty Team locations & Fuel Locations Strongly Recommended
Operations Session V: South City & Chesapeake Operations Tour: Geography, (Stations: 21, 5, 19, 9, 10, 13, 6, 17), ER’s: SPAH,  Chesapeake Regional,  Specialty Call locations: City Jail, Juvenile detention center, City Courts, North Landing Bridge  + City Garage, VBEMS Special Teams & Fuel 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, May 24, 2018

BLS Academy  #25

Limited spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in Academy #25

VBEMS HQ 1800-2200
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 VBEMS HQ 1800-2200
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 VBEMS HQ 1800-2200
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

BLS Academy  #26

Limited spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in Academy #26

VBEMS HQ 1800-2200
Monday, August 27, 2018 VBEMS HQ 1800-2200
Thursday, September 20, 2018

BLS Academy  #27

Limited spaces available for VBEMS members not enrolled in Academy #27

VBEMS HQ 1800-2200
Thursday, October 25, 2018 VBEMS HQ 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, June 2, 2018  Rescue 14, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd  0800-1700
 Saturday, July 21, 2018  Rescue 14, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd  0800-1700
 Saturday, August 4, 2018  Rescue 14, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd  0800-1700
Saturday, September 15, 2018  Rescue 14, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd  0800-1700
Saturday, October 6, 2018  Rescue 14, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd  0800-1700
Saturday, November 17, 2018  Rescue 14, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd  0800-1700
Saturday, December 1, 2018  Rescue 14, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd  0800-1700

 

Operations V: South City & Chesapeake Operations Tour

Date                                                               Meeting Location to Start Tour            Time           
 Saturday, May 19, 2018  Rescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy  0800-1700
 Saturday, June 16, 2018  Rescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy  0800-1700
 Saturday, July 7, 2018  Rescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy  0800-1700
Saturday, August 18, 2018 Rescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy  0800-1700
Saturday, September 1, 2018 Rescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy  0800-1700
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Rescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy  0800-1700
Saturday, November 3, 2018 Rescue 21, 1468 Nimmo Pkwy  0800-1700
Saturday, December 15, 2018 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, June 9, 2018  Bldg. 30, 2508 Princess Anne Road   1300-1630
 Saturday, July 14, 2018  Bldg. 30, 2508 Princess Anne Road   1300-1630
 Saturday, August 11, 2018  Bldg. 30, 2508 Princess Anne Road   1300-1630
 Saturday, September 29, 2018  Bldg. 30, 2508 Princess Anne Road   1300-1630

 

 

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 (757) 385-1999 or email EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.

Date Location Time
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Thursday, July 12, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Thursday, August 30, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Monday, September 17, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Thursday, October 11, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 EMS HQ 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 the 5 ALS Sessions listed below.


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 the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 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

 

ACLS Recertification Course Dates Location Time
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Friday, September 7, 2018 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Saturday, October 20, 2018 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Two-Day Sessions
Friday January 4, 2019

and Thursday, January 10, 2019

(Must attend both dates)

VBEMS HQ 0800-1200 both days
Two-Day Sessions
Friday, January 25, 2019

and Thursday, January 31, 2019

(Must attend both dates)

VBEMS HQ 0800-1200 both days
Saturday, February 16, 2019 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 VBEMS HQ 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 the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 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

 

PALS Recertification Course Dates                                                                       Location                      Time              
Tuesday, June 26 , 2018 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Saturday, September 15, 2018 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Friday, October 5, 2018 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Saturday, January 12, 2019 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 VBEMS HQ 0830-1700

 


ALS Continuing Education (Paramedics and Intermediates) *

VBEMS offers continuing education classes that support CE requirements for VaOEMS and NREMT.  ACLS recertification, PALS recertification and the 5 ALS Sessions listed below satisfy the Category 1 CE requirements for paramedics and intermediates:

ALS Cardiovascular, Medical & Operations

  • Ventricular Assist Devices – VADs
  • Stroke
  • Congestive Heart Failure – CHF
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Medication Delivery
  • Crew Resource Management
ALS CEs for ALS Cardiovascular, Medical & Operations:

  • Area 17: Cardiovascular (2 hours)
  • Area 19: Medical (1 hour)
  • Area 20: Operations (1 hour)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Trauma & Operations

  • Trauma Triage
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Hemorrhage control
  • Field Triage – Disasters/MCIs
ALS CEs for ALS/BLS Trauma & Operations:

  • Area 18: Trauma (3 hours)
  • Area 20: Operations (1 hour)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 13: Trauma (3 hours) and Area 15: Operations (1 hour)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Medical 1

  • Special healthcare needs
  • OB emergencies
  • Infectious diseases
  • Psychiatric and behavioral emergencies
  • Neurological emergencies – seizures
ALS CEs for ALS/BLS Medical 1:

  • Area 19: Medical (4 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 14: Medical (4 hours)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS  Medical 2

  • Medication delivery
  • Pain management
  • Toxicological emergencies – opioids
  • Endocrine emergencies – diabetes
  • Immunological emergencies – anaphylaxis & allergic reaction
ALS CES for ALS/BLS Medical 2:

  • Area 19: Medical (4 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 14: Medical (4 hours)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Operations

  • Pediatric Transport
  • Culture of Safety
  • Crew resource management
  • EMS research / evidence based guidelines
ALS CEs for ALS/BLS Operations:

  • Area 20: Operations (4 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 15: Operations (4 hours)

4 hours total

 

ALS Cardiovascular, Medical & Operations
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Monday, January 7, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Friday, February 8, 2019 EMS HQ 1300-1700
ALS/BLS Trauma & Operations
Monday, September 10, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Friday, November 30, 2018 EMS HQ 0830-1230
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Friday, March 8, 2019 EMS HQ 1300-1700
ALS/BLS Medical 1
Thursday, September 13, 2018 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Monday, December 3, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 EMS HQ 0830-1230
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Medical 2
Monday, October 29, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 EMS HQ 0830-1230
Thursday, March 7, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Operations
Thursday, September 6, 2018 EMS HQ 0800-1200
Friday, September 21, 2018 EMS HQ 0800-1200
Monday, October 15, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Monday, February 4, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200

Please contact the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com to register.


Advanced EMT Recertification Classes *

VBEMS offers continuing education classes that support CE requirements for VaOEMS and NREMT.  The following CE sessions will provide Category 1 CEs:

EMT/AEMT Airway & Cardiovascular

  • Ventilation
  • Oxygenation
  • Post Resusciation Care
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Stroke
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Capnography overview
  • King Airway (AEMT only)
AEMT CEs for EMT/AEMT Airway & Cardiovascular

  • Area 16: Airway, Respiration, Ventilation (1.5 hours)
  • Area 17: Cardiovascular (2.5 hours)

This is a combined EMT/AEMT CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 11: Airway, Oxygenation, Ventilation (1.5 hours) and Area 12: Cardiovascular (2.5 hours)

4 hours total

EMT/AEMT  Cardiac Arrest Management

  • Cardiac arrest management (adult and pediatric)
  • LUCAS, capnography in cardiac arrest, LP15 SAED, Q CPR
AEMT CEs for EMT/AEMT Cardiac Arrest Management

Area 17: Cardiovascular (4 hours)

This is a combined EMT/AEMT CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 12: Cardiovascular (4 hours)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Trauma & Operations

  • Trauma Triage
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Hemorrhage control
  • Field Triage – Disasters/MCIs
AEMT CEs for ALS/BLS Trauma & Operations:

  • Area 18: Trauma (3 hours)
  • Area 20: Operations (1 hour)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 13: Trauma (3 hours) and Area 15: Operations (1 hour)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Medical 1

  • Special healthcare needs
  • OB emergencies
  • Infectious diseases
  • Psychiatric and behavioral emergencies
  • Neurological emergencies – seizures
AEMT CEs for ALS/BLS Medical 1:

  • Area 19: Medical (4 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 14: Medical (4 hours)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS  Medical 2

  • Medication delivery
  • Pain management
  • Toxicological emergencies – opioids
  • Endocrine emergencies – diabetes
  • Immunological emergencies – anaphylaxis & allergic reaction
AEMT CES for ALS/BLS Medical 2:

  • Area 19: Medical (4 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 14: Medical (4 hours)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Operations

  • Pediatric Transport
  • Culture of Safety
  • Crew resource management
  • EMS research / evidence based guidelines
AEMT CEs for ALS/BLS Operations:

  • Area 20: Operations (4 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 15: Operations (4 hours)

4 hours total

 

EMT/AEMT Airway & Cardiovascular
Dates coming soon
EMT/AEMT Cardiac Arrest Management
Dates coming soon EMS HQ
EMS HQ
EMS HQ
ALS/BLS Trauma & Operations
Monday, September 10, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Friday, November 30, 2018 EMS HQ 0830-1230
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Friday, March 8, 2019 EMS HQ 1300-1700
ALS/BLS Medical 1
Thursday, September 13, 2018 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Monday, December 3, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 EMS HQ 0830-1230
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Medical 2
Monday, October 29, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 EMS HQ 0830-1230
Thursday, March 7, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Operations
Thursday, September 6, 2018 EMS HQ 0800-1200
Friday, September 21, 2018 EMS HQ 0800-1200
Monday, October 15, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Monday, February 4, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200

EMT Recertification Classes *

VBEMS offers continuing education classes that support CE requirements for VaOEMS and NREMT.  The following CE sessions will provide Category 1 CEs:

EMT/AEMT Airway & Cardiovascular

  • Ventilation
  • Oxygenation
  • Post Resusciation Care
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Stroke
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Capnography overview
  • King Airway (AEMT only)
EMT CEs for EMT/AEMT Airway & Cardiovascular

  • Area 11: Airway, Respiration, Ventilation (1.5 hours)
  • Area 12: Cardiovascular (2.5 hours)

This is a combined EMT/AEMT CE class.  AEMTs will earn CEs in Area 16: Airway, Oxygenation, Ventilation (1.5 hours) and Area 17: Cardiovascular (2.5 hours)

4 hours total

EMT/AEMT  Cardiac Arrest Management

  • Cardiac arrest management (adult and pediatric)
  • LUCAS, capnography in cardiac arrest, LP15 SAED, Q CPR
EMT CEs for EMT/AEMT Cardiac Arrest Management

Area 12: Cardiovascular (4 hours)

This is a combined EMT/AEMT CE class.  EMTs will earn CEs in Area 17: Cardiovascular (4 hours)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Trauma & Operations

  • Trauma Triage
  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Injury
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Hemorrhage control
  • Field Triage – Disasters/MCIs
EMT CEs for ALS/BLS Trauma & Operations:

  • Area 13: Trauma (3 hours)
  • Area 15: Operations (1 hour)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  ALS will earn CEs in Area 18: Trauma (3 hours) and Area 20: Operations (1 hour)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Medical 1

  • Special healthcare needs
  • OB emergencies
  • Infectious diseases
  • Psychiatric and behavioral emergencies
  • Neurological emergencies – seizures
EMT CEs for ALS/BLS Medical 1:

  • Area 14: Medical (4 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  ALS will earn CEs in Area 19: Medical (4 hours)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS  Medical 2

  • Medication delivery
  • Pain management
  • Toxicological emergencies – opioids
  • Endocrine emergencies – diabetes
  • Immunological emergencies – anaphylaxis & allergic reaction
EMT CES for ALS/BLS Medical 2:

  • Area 14: Medical (4 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  ALS will earn CEs in Area 19: Medical (4 hours)

4 hours total

ALS/BLS Operations

  • Pediatric Transport
  • Culture of Safety
  • Crew resource management
  • EMS research / evidence based guidelines
AEMT CEs for ALS/BLS Operations:

  • Area 15: Operations (4 hours)

This is a combined ALS/BLS CE class.  ALS will earn CEs in Area 20: Operations (4 hours)

4 hours total

 

EMT/AEMT Airway & Cardiovascular
Dates coming soon
EMT/AEMT Cardiac Arrest Management
Dates coming soon EMS HQ
EMS HQ
EMS HQ
ALS/BLS Trauma & Operations
Monday, September 10, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Friday, November 30, 2018 EMS HQ 0830-1230
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Friday, March 8, 2019 EMS HQ 1300-1700
ALS/BLS Medical 1
Thursday, September 13, 2018 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Monday, December 3, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 EMS HQ 0830-1230
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Medical 2
Monday, October 29, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 EMS HQ 0830-1230
Thursday, March 7, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200
ALS/BLS Operations
Thursday, September 6, 2018 EMS HQ 0800-1200
Friday, September 21, 2018 EMS HQ 0800-1200
Monday, October 15, 2018 EMS HQ 1800-2200
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 EMS HQ 1300-1700
Monday, February 4, 2019 EMS HQ 1800-2200

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**** SPECIALTY PROGRAMS **** *


CAD Training *

The City of Virginia Beach will retire the current Tiburon CAD system and employ a new one. The implementation of the Premier One CAD System and its associated supporting technologies is the biggest Public Safety technology project the City of Virginia Beach has ever taken on.

There are differences between the two CAD systems. Motorola Premier One CAD is operationally different from Tiburon CAD and more technologically advanced. As a result, there are going to be different processes for logging into CAD, responding to incidents, messaging, and in the mapping.

Training will focus on how VBEMS will use Motorola’s Premier One Mobile CAD to dispatch calls for service. Each end user training session will last 2 hours and include “hands on” learning with MDT’s. Each training session is limited to 10 participants. So, grab a buddy and get signed up!

Register for classes using the Member Portal.  Instructions are available here.


CMCI *

Recent events throughout our country have spurred a national discussion on the survivability of victims and safety of first responders during active shooter events and other forms of aggressive deadly behavior. Developed in response to these types of incidents, Virginia Beach EMS created this course that integrates lessons learned from the responses to recent attacks and emphasizes the importance of immediate interventions on potentially preventable causes of death.

During this 4 hour course, members will learn concepts relating to rescue task force movement, hemorrhage control, and triage. Students will have the opportunity to review previous incidents, apply concepts related to on-scene command, critical decision making and proper placement of apparatus. This class combines both classroom learning and practical stations to better develop members’ skill set on wound packing, tourniquet use, and patient extraction.

Register for classes using the Member Portal.  Instructions are available here.


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 Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center for information and registration – (757) 385-1999 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

 


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.

The online class is located here.


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 Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 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             
 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.

Register for classes using the Member Portal.  Instructions are available here.


 

MCI I/II – Incident Management Awareness and Operations *

To register for this class contact the Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or email EMSTrain@vbgov.com.

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

Date Location Time
To Be Scheduled

 


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 Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 or EMSTrain@vbgov.com.

Date Location Time Topic
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 VBEMS HQ 1800-2200 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1800-2000)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 VBEMS HQ 1800-2200 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1800-2000)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)

Monday, July 16, 2018 VBEMS HQ 1230-1630 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1230-1430)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (1430-1630)

Monday, August 13, 2018 VBEMS HQ 1800-2000 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1800-2000)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 VBEMS HQ 1800-2000 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1800-2000)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)

Friday, October 26, 2018 VBEMS HQ 1230-1630 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1230-1430)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (1430-1630)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 VBEMS HQ 1800-2200 Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1800-2000)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (2000-2200)

 Thursday, December 20, 2018  VBEMS HQ 1230-1630  Session I: Mentoring/Adult Learners (1230-1430)

Session II: Evaluation and Proctoring (1430-1630)

 


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 Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters and Training Center at (757) 385-1999 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