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December 5, 2016 - EMS Agency Office temporary relocation

Effective Tuesday, December 5, 2016, the San Joaquin County EMS Agency is temporarily relocating its main office to the east wing of Benton Hall in Room 9, adjacent to Health Care Services Administration. This temporary relocation is expected to last through January 2017. On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, several of the EMS Agency’s offices experienced water damage from a severed water line on the second floor of Benton Hall West. A map showing the new entrance is available here.

December 2, 2016 - AMR Compliance Report for May and June 2016

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response for May 2016 and June 2016 performance under their five-year contract to provide exclusive emergency ambulance service. The AMR contract establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on AMR's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view AMR's May and June 2016 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

November 29, 2016 - Ripon Consolidated Fire District Compliance Reports for May - August 2016

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District for May - June 2016 and July - August 2016 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The RCFD agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on RCFD's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click  to view RCFD's compliance reports for May - June 2016 and July - August 2016. Other Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

November 18, 2016 - 2017 MICN Policy Skills Review (PSR) Course 

The 2017 MICN Policy Skills Review (PSR) Course schedule has been added to the Upcoming Training & Events webpage.  The intended audience are authorized MICN’s.  This course is provided at no cost to the participant.  The course objective is to improve understanding of key EMS medical control policies as related to the role of the MICN.  The course is 3 hours with the written San Joaquin County EMS Agency Policies exam testing to follow. The exam is closed book and you must have a score of 80% or higher to pass and be issued a course completion certificate (CE certificate).  MICN’s should register at least (30) days prior to the date of their selected course.  Up to three (3) hours of instructor-based EMS and BRN CE will be offered. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 1524 for up to 3 contact hours. CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP# 39-0001.  

November 17, 2016 - 2017 Paramedic Preceptor's Conference Schedule

The 2017 Paramedic Preceptor's Conferences are scheduled for Monday, May 1, 2017, and Friday, September 15, 2017, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, in the San Joaquin County EMS Agency Classroom. The conferences are open to current Paramedic Preceptors and offered at no cost. Attending one conference per year is required to maintain a Paramedic Preceptor Authorization. The format is round table discussion and will include the following topics: best practices, evaluation & remediation, communication, roles & responsibilities, and reportable offenses. Up to two (2) hours of instructor-based, EMS CE will be offered. CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP#39-0001. These Bi-annual conferences are offered to maintain paramedic preceptor authorization. View the information flyer here. Register on the events page.

November 8, 2016 -Ripon Fire PCR Documentation Training Opportunity

Ripon Consolidated Fire District is hosting a PCR Documentation Training course presented by Steve Wirth, Esq. on January 18, 2017.  The course fee is $50 per person.  This course is open to all BLS and ALS providers.  View the flyer for additional details.  Ripon Consolidated Fire District will provide 4 (four) hours of EMS CE's to participants, California EMS CE Provider #39-0105.  Contact Brenda Lange at 209-599-4209 or blange@riponfire.com to register or for additional information.

November 3, 2016 - EMS Policy Memo - Temporary Change in Trauma Patient Destinations

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is issuing Policy Memorandum No. 2016-06 to implement temporary modifications to EMS Policy No. 5215, Major Trauma Patient Destination and EMS Policy 4709, Trauma Center Service Areas

Effective Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 0700 hours the preferred destination for adult major trauma patients within the San Joaquin County emergency medical services system are as follows:

  • A). North of 8 Mile Road transport adult major trauma patients to Kaiser Medical Center South Sacramento or the next closest trauma center.

  • B). South of 8 Mile Road along the Highway 99 corridor transport adult major trauma patients to Doctors Medical Center (Modesto) or Memorial Medical Center (Modesto) or the next closest trauma center.

  • C). South of 8 Mile Road and North of Highway 120 along the Interstate 5 corridor transport adult major trauma patients to San Joaquin General Hospital.

  • D). South of Highway 120 or South of Interstate 205 transport adult major trauma patients to Doctors Medical Center (Modesto) or Memorial Medical Center (Modesto) or the next closest trauma center.

If or when in doubt, pre hospital personnel are to transport by ground ambulance to the closest trauma center.

The preferred destination for pediatric major trauma patients and major burn patients remain unchanged.

Policy Memorandum No. 2016-06 supersedes Policy Memorandum No. 2016-05 and shall remain in effect until rescinded by the San Joaquin County EMS Agency. Policy Memorandums and policies may be viewed on the Policies web page.

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