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January 12, 2018 - EMS Office Closure in Observance Martin Luther King Holiday

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018. The office will re-open with normal office hours Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

January 9, 2018, EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2018-01 – Response to Flu and Influenza like Illness (ILI) Epidemic

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is issuing EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2018-01, Response to Flu and influenza like Illness (ILI) epidemic. Our county, along with the rest of California is currently experiencing a statewide flu and ILI epidemic resulting in a marked increase in patients seeking care in emergency departments.  The memo requests each receiving hospital to take immediate steps in addressing the increase in emergency department demand to lessen ambulance patient offload delays.  

Additionally, in order to increase the availability for ambulance transport within the EMS system all emergency ambulance providers including American Medical Response, Manteca District Ambulance, Escalon Ambulance, and the Ripon Consolidated Fire District are authorized to staff and use basic life support ambulances to respond to: 1) Emergency requests for service classified by the Valley Regional Emergency Communication Center through the Medical Priority Dispatch System as Protocol 26 Sick Person Alpha and Omega; and 2) Any emergency request for service if no advanced life support ambulance is immediately available for assignment. 

This policy memorandum is effective immediately and expires on February 28, 2018, unless cancelled or superseded at an earlier date. All policies and memorandums may be viewed on the EMS Policy page.  Questions regarding this policy memorandum should be directed to Rick Jones, EMS Analyst, at rrjones@sjgov.org.

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.

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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