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August 23, 2019 – EMS Draft Policy Available for Public Comment

The San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SJCEMSA) is proposing to modify EMS Policy No. 4801, STEMI Receiving Center Designation. This policy is available during a 15-day comment period from August 23, 2019, through September 7, 2019. The proposed draft EMS Policy No. 4801, STEMI Receiving Center Designation and comment form may be viewed or downloaded from the SJCEMSA website Draft Policies page. Completed comment forms should be submitted by email to Marissa Matta at mamatta@sjgov.org or by U.S. Mail to the San Joaquin County EMS Agency, PO Box 220, French Camp, CA 95231. To view the memo click here.

August 15, 2019 - EMS Draft Policy Available for Public Comment

The San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SJCEMSA) is proposing to repeal and replace EMS Policies No. 5700-5999. The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed changes and draft policy during a 45-day public comment period from August 16, 2019, through September 30, 2019. The proposed draft EMS Policy No. 5700, Advanced Life Support Treatment Protocols and comment form may be viewed or downloaded from the SJCEMSA website Draft Policies page. Completed comment forms should be submitted by email to Marissa Matta at mamatta@sjgov.org or by U.S. Mail to the San Joaquin County EMS Agency, PO Box 220, French Camp, CA 95231. To view the memo click here.

August 15, 2019 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-06, Removal of Nasotracheal Intubation from Paramedic Scope of Practice

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has released EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-06, to notify EMS system participants of the immediate removal of nasotrachel intubation from the paramedic scope of practice View the memo here.

August 8, 2019 - Revised EMS Policies Posted

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has posted revised EMS Policy No. 2310, Emergency Medical Technician Certification, EMS Policy No 2610, Mobile Intensive Care Nurse Authorization, EMS Policy No. 4801, STEMI Receiving Center Designation, EMS Policy No. 4811, Primary Stroke Center Designation, EMS Policy No. 6381, STEMI Receiving Center Data Requirements, and EMS Policy No. 6382, Primary Stroke Center Data Requirements to the EMS Policies page of the EMS Agency's website. Click here to view the EMS Policy Update Memorandum. These policies become effective September 1, 2019. Click here to find SJCEMSA's response to the comments submitted during the public comment period that ended on July 8, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Jones at (209) 468-6818 or by email at rrjones@sjgov.org.

August 8, 2019 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-05, Discontinuation of Nitroglycerine Paste

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has released EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-05, to notify EMS system participants of the immediate discontinuation and removal of nitroglycerin paste from EMS Policy No. 4101, EMS Vehicle Medication and Equipment, and EMS Policy No. 5722, Acute Pulmonary Edema. View the memo here.

July 17, 2019 - Employment Opportunity

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is currently recruiting for an EMS Specialist. Visit the Employment Opportunities web page for more information.

July 10, 2019 - AMR Compliance Report for March and April 2019

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response for March-April 2019 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 March-April 2019 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

July 10, 2019 - MDA Compliance Report for March and April 2019

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance for March-April 2019 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 March-April 2019 compliance report. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

July 10, 2019 - ECA Compliance Report for March and April 2019

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance for March-April 2019 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 March-April 2019 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

July 10, 2019 - RCFD Compliance Report for March and April 2019

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District for March-April 2019 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 here to view RCFD's compliance reports for March-April 2019. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

July 9, 2019 - Employment Opportunity

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is currently recruiting for an EMS Analyst. Visit the Employment Opportunities web page for more information.

July 8, 2019 - EMS Liaison Agenda for meeting on July 11, 2019

The EMS Liaison Committee is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 0900 hours. The meeting will be held in the Health Plan of San Joaquin, Community Room, 7751 South Manthey Road. French Camp, CA 95231. A full agenda packet will not be provided at the meeting. The full agenda packet may be viewed and downloaded from the EMS Agency's https://www.sjgov.org/ems/committees.htm web page.

June 20, 2019 - Renewal of EMT Certification after July 1, 2019

EMT applicants renewing after July 1, 2019 will need to submit a continuing education certificate or training certificate from an approved training program or continuing education provider for the following three (3) modalities:
  1. Administration of naloxone.
  2. Administration of epinephrine by auto-injector.
  3. Use of a glucometer.
The training shall meet the requirements of California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2, Section 100075.

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