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Fairfax Regional EMS Conference

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Regional EMS Conference on Tuesday May 13, 2014 between 0800-1500.  This is a professional development opportunity and kick off event for National EMS Week.  The Conference Team has assembled a great panel of speakers who represent the most progressive thinking and patient care practices in EMS, including:

Detectives Matt Anderson and Mark Garman (Ret), Fairfax County Police Department“Response to Traumatic Injuries and Preservation of Criminal Evidence”

Dr Joseph Ornato, Virginia Commonwealth University “The State of ACLS and Resuscitation Science”

Dr Asha Payne, Childrens National Medical Center “Top Ten Pediatric Assessment Tricks”

Dr Rick Place, INOVA Fairfax Hospital “Pediatrics – Simple or Serious?”

Captain John Tobin, Mesa Arizona Fire Department “A Paradigm Shift in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation”

CME credit for Virginia EMS providers will be available. All attendees will receive a certificate that can be used to assist obtaining out of state CME. The event is open to EMS providers throughout the region. While there is no cost to attend, space is limited.

Waterford Conference Center 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax VA 22033

Register at:  Direct question to

Neurosurgial Look At Stroke – May 22

Thomas K. Mattingly, MD, will present “The Current and Future Role of Interventional Stroke Management.”  In his presentation, Dr. Mattingly will review the latest technologies and guidelines in interventional stroke management, including intra-arterial delivery of thrombolytics, mechanical thrombolysis and stent-retrieval.  He will also explore the role that these play in a regional stroke management system.

Zachary N. Litvack, MD, will present “Hemorrhagic Stroke – Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Management.” In his presentation, Dr. Litvack will review current best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhagic strokes, including cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and non-traumatic subdural hematoma.

When: Thursday May 22, 2014 1700-1900
Where: Reston Hospital Center, 1850 Town Center Parkway, Conference Rooms A, B, C.
Call: 877-689-3627 to register.  CEs Available.  Dinner will be served.

HVRS Adds Utility Response Unit

utility617.jpgHamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad has placed into service a new utility unit, a purchase made possible by community support through its annual fund drive and donations.

Utility 617 is a 2014 GMC Sierra 2500 4×4,4 door pickup with a Knapheide utility body. This specially designed unit will be used to support the Special Operation Division of the squad. It is design to tow the division’s swift water rescue boats, carry extra equipment for the heavy rescue. It will also be used to transport the division’s bike team. The cab can accommodate five emergency responders and their equipment.

The squad thanked residents and businesses for their support and donations in this project.
Star GMC of Leesburg, Shade Equipment of Winchester and Fastlane Emergency Vehicles of Purcellville helped design and build the unit.

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