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TJEMS is seeking Candidates for Project Coordinators and Education Coordinators. TJEMS embraces a Learning Lab environment to allow for personal growth. Projects will include:
Infection Control
Patient guidelines/protocols
Emergency Operations Planning
Vulnerable populations (pediatrics, geriatrics, immigrants/refugees, etc.)
Mental Health and Wellness

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Today, as EMS Appreciation Week events focus on EMS Safety, TJEMS shares:
EMS is an inherently risky job. On any given shift, EMS practitioners may be called to respond to emotionally charged, potentially life-threatening situations. These may be quickly followed by a routine patient transport, with little time for recovery. Research shows that rapidly cycling between high and low intensity, routine work can lead to exhaustion and errors – whether it’s forgetting to be careful when lifting a gurney or making a small driving error that leads to serious consequences.
Even when fully alert, long hours spent driving on roadways, in all kinds of weather and traffic conditions, at all hours of the day and night, exposes EMS practitioners to the potential of motor vehicle collisions. EMTs and paramedics have also been injured while responding to accidents by the side of the road.
EMS practitioners are also potentially put into harms way every time they respond to a call that involves interacting with members of the public who are highly stressed, under the influence of drugs and alcohol or in a mental health crisis. Surveys of EMS practitioners have found that assaults, either intentional or unwitting, are all too common.
Mitigating fatigue, reducing the risk of collisions, promoting scene safety and preventing violence against practitioners are among the major issues that an EMS safety program can and should address. But there are many others, including facility safety and security, infection control, substance abuse prevention and all aspects of personal safety, from lift injury prevention to the mental health of practitioners. (NAEMT (2017) Guide for Developing an EMS Agency Safety Program)

Ask about your agency’s safety program. If your agency doesn’t have a safety program, request your leadership to contact TJEMS to assist in starting the process (or update it post-COVID).

Who Is Your Buddy? Remember to take care of yourself! Do you have a crew mate you can talk to? Can others count on you when they need to talk? Mental Health First Aid provides a 5-step action plan, ALGEE, for you to help someone who may be in crisis. See (and share) the following

We are promoting Stop the Bleed and CPR, which is citizen bleeding control education, “Until Help Arrives” – active bystander training, public CPR programs and other related education programs today during EMS Appreciation Week 2022.

 

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As part of the VCU Health EMS Week Celebration, we are drawing 4 names to attend our Cadaver Lab being held by VCU's Center for Trauma and Critical Care Education (CTCCE) for our Paramedic Students on Tuesday, May 17th! Register today!

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Executive Board Meeting
Thu Jun 02 @10:00AM - 11:00PM
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