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The San Joaquin County EMS Agency's mission is to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of emergency medical services and disaster response for the citizens and visitors of San Joaquin County.

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Employment Opportunities:

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is currently recruiting for a Pre-Hospital Care Coordinator. Visit the Employment Opportunities web page for more information.

 

LATEST NEWS


December 14, 2017 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2017-01, Major Trauma Triage Criteria and Major Trauma Patient Destination and Survey

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is issuing EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2017-02 due to a sharp increase in the number of major trauma patients being incorrectly assessed and triaged in the field by prehospital care personnel. The memo lists immediate action to reduce the instances of under triage by responders. This policy memorandum is effective immediately. All policies and memorandums may be viewed on the EMS Policy page.

In addition, SJCEMSA is exploring revisions to EMS Policy No. 5210, Major Trauma Triage Criteria, to address the problem of under triage. Surgeons, ED physicians, trauma nurses, mobile intensive care nurses, and paramedics are encouraged to participate in an online survey to share their opinion on changes to the trauma triage criteria. Access the survey here.

Questions regarding the EMS Policy Memorandum or Survey may be directed to Amanda Petroske, RN, EMS Trauma Coordinator.

December 6, 2017 - AMR Compliance Report for September and October 2017

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response for September - October 2017 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 to view AMR’s September and October 2017 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

December 6, 2017 - ECA Compliance Report for September and October 2017

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance for September - October 2017 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The ECA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on ECA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view ECA's September and October 2017 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

December 6, 2017 - MDA Compliance Report for September and October 2017

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance for September - October 2017 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement.  The MDA agreement establishes accountability for meeting specific standards and provides the EMS Agency with complete access to data and information on MDA's operational, clinical, and administrative performance.  Click here to view MDA's September and October 2017 compliance report.  Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

November 30, 2017 - Ripon Consolidated Fire District Compliance Reports for September and October 2017

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District for September-October 2017 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 September - October 2017. Other Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

November 28, 2017 - EMS Adds New Trauma Coordinator to Staff

Dan Burch, EMS Administrator, is pleased to announce that Amanda Petroske, RN, has joined the EMS Agency staff, filling the role of EMS Trauma Coordinator.  Ms. Petroske has worked as an RN for the past five years, and formerly as an LVN.  She is a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse and holds a Master’s degree in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University. In her new role as EMS Trauma Coordinator, Ms. Petroske will provide oversight and coordination of San Joaquin's trauma and critical care systems.  Please join us in a hardy welcome to our team.

November 7, 2017 - Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders

The White House has released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders.The president has determined that first responders are increasingly likely to encounter fentanyl in their daily activities, while responding to calls. This document provides scientific, evidence-based recommendations to protect yourself from exposure.

October 17, 2017 - PAO and PSR Courses Scheduled for 2018

The 2018 PAO & PSR Course schedule is now posted on the upcoming training & events page. Please note the PAO and PSR course schedules have been modified so that both classes meet at 0830 on the same days and the classes will overlap. The duration of the Policy Skill Review (PSR) portion may last from 4 to 5 hours and will not break for lunch. The Paramedic Accreditation Orientation (PAO) class will continue in the afternoon following a break for lunch. The class is expected to be 4-6 hours with the San Joaquin County EMS Agency Policies exam and ALS skills testing to follow. The exam is closed book and you must obtain a score of 80% or higher to pass and be issued a course completion certificate (CE certificate). Up to six (6) hours of instructor-based EMS CE will be offered. CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP# 39-0001. View the PAO Schedule and PSR Schedule Flyers.

October 17, 2017 - 2018 Paramedic Preceptor's Conference Schedule

The 2018 Paramedic Preceptor's Conferences are scheduled for Monday, March 19, 2018, and Friday, September 21, 2018, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, in the San Joaquin County EMS Agency Classroom.  Attending one conference per year is required to maintain your 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.  The conferences are open to current Paramedic Preceptors and offered at no cost.  View the save the date flyer.  You can register online from our Training and Events webpage.

September 28, 2017 - Hepatitis-A Potential Health Advisory Issued by San Joaquin Health Officer

Health Officer Dr. Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH, has issued a health advisory regarding “Hepatitis A potential high in San Joaquin County Homeless.” Read the full advisory here.  For further information regarding this advisory, please contact Public Health Services Communicable Disease Program at 209-468-3822.

August 25, 2017 - 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.

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