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Serving southeastern Virginia by coordinating the Emergency Medical Services for the region, Tidewater EMS Council plays an important role in ensuring that the highest levels of care, training and support are provided.


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Apr 13, 2021

*** April is Autism Awareness Month ***  In today's episode, we will speak Karin Pettinger/Virginia Beach EMS about the possible challenges for treating patients on the Autism Spectrum. She is an instruction supervisor and certified paramedic who is also the mother of two children who are on the autism spectrum.

Mar 24, 2021

In today's episode, we are going to be learning more about the important role the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System or HRMMRS plays in the Tidewater EMS Council. HRMMRS supports and enhances Hampton Roads public safety, hospitals, public health and emergency management response capabilities to manage...

Mar 9, 2021

Joining the podcast today is Amy Green, Medically Vulnerable Population Coordinator with the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition to discuss the role that EVHC plays with long term care facilities. EVHC helps care for our community before, during and after an emergency and is there to help prepare, support and...

Feb 23, 2021

Project Nitrous is the focus in Episode 4/Opioid Use Disorders Series - today's conversation wraps up the series with information about this new program to help prevent opioid addiction which will begin soon in Portsmouth, VA. Guest: Dr Donald Byars, Operational Medical Director of Portsmouth Fire/EMS Emergency Medicine.

Feb 9, 2021

Today we are continuing our special series talking about a growing problem not just in our community but around the country, opioid addiction. According to 2018 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 128 people in the United States die everyday after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and...