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September 22, 2016 - SJCEMSA Welcomes New Pre-Hospital Care Coordinator

Dan Burch, EMS Administrator, is pleased to announce that Andrew Sulyma has joined the SJC EMS Agency staff filling the role of Pre-Hospital Care Coordinator. Mr. Sulyma’s background includes nine years as a Paramedic, most recently as a clinical field supervisor and as the Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Commander for the Alameda County TEMS Team. He is a certified instructor for Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, and Prehospital Trauma Life Support. In his new role, Mr. Sulyma will oversee continuous quality improvement (CQI) and pre-hospital care. Please join us in a hardy welcome aboard.

September 12, 2016 - EMS Policy Memo - Temporary Change in Trauma Patient Destinations

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is issuing Policy Memorandum No. 2016-03 to implement temporary modifications to EMS Policy No. 5215 Major Trauma Patient Destination and EMS Policy 4709 Trauma Center Service Areas. 

Effective Tuesday, September 13, 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 D. Medical Center (Modesto) or Memorial Medical Center (Modesto) or the next closest trauma center.

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

Policy Memorandum No. 2016-03 expires on October 10, 2016, at 0700 hours. Policy Memorandums and policies may be viewed on the Policies web page.

September 12, 2016 - EMS adds new Critical Care Coordinator to staff

Dan Burch, EMS Administrator, is pleased to announce that Mary Barnes, RN has joined the EMS Agency staff, filling the role of Critical Care Coordinator. Ms. Barnes comes to us from San Joaquin General Hospital where she worked as a Registered Nurse for the past 13 years, most recently as a Clinical Nurse Educator.  She holds a certification in Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and is a State Licensed Paramedic. In her new role as EMS Critical Care Coordinator, Ms. Barnes will provide oversight and coordination of San Joaquin's EMS critical care system.  Please join us in a hardy welcome aboard.

September 2, 2016 - Flu Vaccine Mandate Issued by San Joaquin Health Officer

Health Officer Dr. Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH, has issued an order directing all Health Care Workers, including prehospital care personnel, to receive a flu vaccination for the flu season (generally November 1 through April 30th).  Prehospital care personnel declining to be vaccinated will be required to wear a surgical mask to prevent droplet transmission to patients.  Click here to read the order for more information.  For further information regarding this order, contact Public Health Services at 209-468-3822.

August 5, 2016 - Emergency Medical Technicians Regulations open for 45-day Public Comment

The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is proposing to revise the California Code of Regulations, Division 9, Title 22, Chapter 2.  Emergency Medical Technicians.  The Notice of Proposed Regulations, Initial Statement of Reasons and the proposed regulation text are available for review on EMSA’s website at http://www.emsa.ca.gov/Public_Comment.  The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed regulations during the 45-day public comment period from August 5, 2016 through September 27, 2016. For comment submission information view the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

EMSA will hold a public hearing on September 27, 2016 at their facility at 10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.  EMSA requests that persons making oral comments at the hearing must also submit a written copy of their testimony at the hearing.

June 14, 2016 - San Joaquin County EMS Active Threat Plan

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed the San Joaquin County EMS Active Threat Plan. The purpose of the San Joaquin County EMS Active Threat Plan is to develop common procedures for the deployment and use of a Rescue Task Force (RTF) to quickly move victims of an active shooter/hostile event (ASHE) to an area to receive medical care.  The plan may be viewed or downloaded from the Policies page.

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