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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.

 

LATEST NEWS


January 11, 2017 - EMS Office Closure in Observance of Martin Luther King Holiday

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017.  The office will re-open with normal office hours Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

January 10, 2017 - EMS Liaison Agenda for meeting on January 12, 2017

The EMS Liaison Committee is scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2017, 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.  Attendees are encouraged to park in the adjacent SJGH parking Lot #1. See link for map.

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 committee web page.

January 9, 2017 - 2017 Spring Prehospital Care Symposium

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is presenting a Spring Prehospital Care Symposium on March 30, 2017; beginning promptly at 9:00 am.  (Check-in begins at 8:00 am) at the San Joaquin County Agricultural Center.  Click here for additional information.  This course is being offered at no cost, prior registration required. Upon the successful completion, participants will receive a course completion certificate for 6 hours of EMS Continuing Education and/or BRN Contact hours.  Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 1524 for 6 contact hours.  CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP# 39-0001. Please contact Annika Hastings at San Joaquin County EMS Agency, 468-6818, for additional information.  Click here to register for this event.

January 4, 2017 - AMR Compliance Report for July - August 2016

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response for July 2016 and August 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 July – August 2016 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

January 4, 2017 - ECA Compliance Report for May - June and July - August 2016

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance for May, June, July and August 2016 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 May – June 2016 or July – August 2016 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

December 20, 2016 - Draft EMS Policy No. 3202 Available for Public Comment

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is re-releasing EMS Policy No. 3202, Medical Priority Dispatch System Assignments for public comment through January 19, 2017. SJCEMSA is proposing two substantive changes to address the majority of comments received during the previous public comment period: 1) Align the response mode (RLS or NRLS) of ambulance and EMR resources in the majority of determinants; and 2) Maintain the EMR determinant assignments as in existing policy.  The re-released draft policy may be viewed or downloaded from the SJCEMSA website Draft Policies page. Completed comment forms should be submitted by email to Annika Navalta at anavalta@sjgov.org or by U.S. Mail to the San Joaquin County EMS Agency, PO Box 220, French Camp, CA 95231. Questions may be directed to Rick Jones, EMS Analyst at rrjones@sjgov.org.

December 20, 2016 - ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Critical Care System Regulations open for 45-day Public Comment

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority is opening a comment period for the draft ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Regulations. The Notice of Proposed Rule Making, Public Comment Memo, Text of Proposed Regulations, Public Comment Form, and Initial Statement of Reasons are available 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 December 16, 2016 through January 30, 2017.

If you are unable to access the website and would like a copy of the draft STEMI regulations mailed, faxed or emailed to you or if you have any questions, please contact Farid Nasr, MD at (916) 322-4336, Ext. 424, or by email at farid.nasr@emsa.ca.gov.

December 15, 2016 - Emergency Medical Technicians Regulations open for 2nd 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 2nd 45-day Public Comment, Chapter 2. EMT Regulations Proposed Revisions, Form #EMSA-0391, Form #EMSA-SCV, and Public Comment Form are available 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 2nd 45-day public comment period from December 2, 2016 through January 15, 2017.

If you are unable to access the website and would like a copy of the proposed Chapter 2 regulations mailed, faxed or emailed to you or if you have any questions, please contact Corrine Fishman by calling (916) 431-3727, or by email at Corrine.fishman@emsa.ca.gov.

December 15, 2016 - Stroke Critical Care System Regulations open for 45-day Public Comment

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority is extending the comment period for the draft Stroke Regulations.  The Public Comment Memo, Text of Proposed Regulations, and Public Comment Form are available 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 December 9, 2016 through January 23, 2017.

If you are unable to access the website and would like a copy of the draft Stroke regulations mailed, faxed or emailed to you or if you have any questions, please contact Farid Nasr, MD at (916) 322-4336, Ext. 424, or by email at farid.nasr@emsa.ca.gov.

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.

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