EMS personnel are an integral part of our emergency department, serving as initial caregivers to those in need of emergency care. Because our good help begins with them we want to show our thanks by providing continuing education opportunities and recognition events throughout the year.
News and Events
Thank You Forest View Volunteer Rescue Squad
The staff of St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Department would like to thank the Forest View Volunteer Rescue Squad for their generous donation of an EMS Stretcher to the ED. The EMS Stretcher will be used to respond to emergencies within the hospital, where the patient needs to be transported to the ED for evaluation and treatment. It will also be used to assist Medevac crews with patient transfers.
In Photo (Left to Right): Cam Crittenden, RN, Director of Emergency Department Operations and EMS Outreach. John Hilliard, President, Forest View Volunteer Rescue Squad. Savannah Hartbarger, EMT-P, ED Tech SFMC. Michele Mclasky, RN BSN CEN CPEN, Nurse Manager SFMC ED Molly Parker, EMT-P, ED Tech SFMC Corrie Hughes, RN, SFMC ED Dave Johnston, Operations Chief, Forest View Volunteer Rescue Squad
2014 Old Dominion EMS Alliance Regional Awards
Bon Secours Richmond is pleased to announce that Amy Howard, our EMS Coordinator, is the 2014 ODEMSA Regional Award winner for Outstanding EMS Prehospital Educator. Amy was recognized for teaching numerous EMT classes, mentoring EMT students, and coordinating the Central Virginia EMS Education Expo. Amy will now represent ODEMSA in the Virginia Office of EMS State Awards.
St. Francis Medical Center Recognition Award
Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center has received the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiologist National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). The Platinum Performance Achievement Award recognizes ACTION Registry-GWTG Premier participating hospitals that have sustained performance measure score composites of 90% or better in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction patients for eight consecutive quarters, ending quarter four 2013.
We would like to thank our EMS Partners for helping us achieve this award. This award was achieved by the dedication and commitment of everyone. We could not have done it without you!
2014 Tidewater EMS Council Regional Awards
The Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc. (TEMS) honored all areas of emergency medical services during its annual regional EMS awards held June 15, 2014, at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. Awards were given to those nominated by their peers for their exceptional level of service to the local or regional EMS system. Recipients of the regional awards will compete for the prestigious 2014 Governor's EMS Awards, which will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium's Annual Awards Ceremony, November 8 in Norfolk.
The 2014 Tidewater EMS Council Regional Award Recipients:
Frank M. Yeiser, Jr., MD Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a Physician
Calin V. Maniu, MD, Bon Secours Hampton Roads, Maryview Medical Center
5th Annual EMS Education Expo
The Fifth Annual Central Virginia EMS Education Expo was held on March 1-2, 2014, at the Henrico Fire Training Center. It was a cooperative venture of the Henrico County Division of Fire, Chesterfield Fire and EMS, and Bon Secours Richmond Health System to provide free health care continuing education. Four hundred forty-three health care providers for 122 different agencies registered to participate in 63 different classes with over 120 hours of Nursing or EMS Continuing Education being provided. Dr. Rich Kamin began the EMS Education Expo on Saturday morning as the keynote speaker. He spoke on EMS Response to Critical Incidents, which included EMS, and his response to the tragic Sandy Hook Active Shooter Incident. Classes ranged from BLS Skills Stations to Advanced Airway Management and included other classes on Search and Rescue, Incident Command System, EMS Safety and an Emergency Vehicle Operators Course.
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ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) requires rapid interpretation and transportation to an appropriate definitive care receiving facility. Although the EKG manufacturer’s software algorithms are complex and sophisticated, they do not always give accurate determinations of STEMIs. Learn how to recognize EKG rhythms which mimic STEMIs by clicking on the links below. This will help you provide excellent patient care and decrease the potential for false STEMI activations.
STEMI Mimics and STEMI Equivalents:
2013 EMS Symposium