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June 21, 2018 - EMS Office Closure

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018.  The office will re-open with normal office hours Thursday, July 5, 2018.

May 31, 2018 - AMR Compliance Report for March and April 2018

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response for March-April 2018 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 and April 2018 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

May 31, 2018 - MDA Compliance Report for March and April 2018

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance for March and April's 2018 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 and April 2018 compliance report.  Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

May 30, 2018 - SJCEMSA Awarded American Heart Association Recognition

The San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency was awarded the 2018 Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Plus Award.  The American Heart Association recognizes that prehospital personnel are the first providers of care to patients suffering from a STEMI heart attack and are an integral part of the STEMI system of care impacting the overall care and outcome of the patient. This achievement illustrates a commitment in data collection while providing guidelines-based care and meeting high standards of performance.

Click on the link to view the Bronze Plus 2018 Award.

May 30, 2018 - ECA Compliance Report for March and April 2018

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance for March-April 2018 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 and April 2018 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

May 30, 2018 - RCFD Compliance Reports for March and April 2018

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District for March-April 2018 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 March-April 2018. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

May 25, 2018 - News Release

Today, the San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency announced the creation of a specialty stroke system of care designed to ensure that patients experiencing signs and symptoms of an acute stroke are provided with rapid access to evaluation and treatment at primary stroke centers located throughout San Joaquin County. This announcement comes as part of the County Board of Supervisor’s resolution recognizing May 2018 as Stroke Awareness Month.

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial, Doctors Hospital Manteca, Kaiser Hospital Manteca, San Joaquin General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital applied for and recently received designation as primary stroke centers following a ten month implementation process. By designing an inclusive stroke system and involving as many eligible hospitals as possible, the EMS Agency is ensuring that patients have rapid access to specialized stroke services.

Click on the link for the complete text of the news release.

May 25, 2018 - Updated and New Policies effective July 1, 2018

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has posted the following to the EMS Policies page of the EMS Agency's website: Revised policies include EMS Policy No. 4709, Trauma Center Service Areas; EMS Policy No. 5210, Major Trauma Triage Criteria; and EMS Policy No. 5215, Trauma Patient Destination.  New policies include EMS Policy No. 4411, Authorization to Conduct Neonatal Transport; and EMS Policy No. 4985, Transfer of Patient Care in the Emergency Department, and EMS Policy No. 6341, Ambulance Patient Offload Time Data.  These policies become effective July 1, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Rick Jones at (209) 468-6818 or by email at rrjones@sjgov.org.

May 24, 2018 - EMS Draft Policies Available for Public Comment

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is soliciting comments for draft EMS Policy No. 2556 Pediatric i-Gel Airway Performance Criteria, EMS Policy No. 2557 Adult i-Gel Airway Performance Criteria, EMS Policy No. 4101 EMS Response Vehicle Medication and Equipment, EMS Policy No. 4101A Mitigation Notification Form, EMS Policy No. 4101B Waiver Request, EMS Policy No. 5201 Medical Patient Destination, EMS Policy No. 6302, Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Provider Patient Care Report Policy, and Combined Prehospital Care Treatment Protocols.

EMS Policy No. 2556 Pediatric i-Gel Airway Performance Criteria and EMS Policy No. 2557 Adult i-Gel Airway Performance Criteria, will replace the use of the King Airway in San Joaquin County. The update to EMS Policy No. 4101 EMS Response Vehicle Medication and Equipment provides an administrative procedure to address nationwide shortages of medication or equipment. EMS Policy No. 4101A Mitigation Notification Form, and EMS Policy No. 4101B Waiver Request outline the pertinent procedural steps to address such shortages. Updates to EMS Policy No. 5201 Medical Patient Destination, includes listing the designated Primary Stroke Centers, and updating the definitions of “Unmanageable Airway” and “Non-traumatic Life Threatening Condition.”  EMS Policy No. 6302, Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Provider Patient Care Report Policy defines and establishes the required data fields, structures, and processes for collection and submission of patient care records. The Combined Prehospital Care Treatment Protocols contains significant changes both in content and in format to ALS treatment protocols in San Joaquin County. This document replaces the manner in which current 5700 and 5800 series policies are published. These protocols will be reviewed with the CQI Council and other small groups.  The dates and times for further review of the protocols are to be determined.                                     

These draft policies may be viewed or downloaded from the SJCEMSA website Draft Policies page.  The 30-day public comment period ends June 24, 2018.  Completed comment forms should be submitted by email to Christine Tualla at ctualla@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.

May 9, 2018 - Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program Training Opportunity

American Ambulance of Fresno in conjunction with University of Maryland, Baltimore County is hosting a Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP). The 100+ hour program covers a wide variety of critical care topics. The course will be held in Fresno from June 19th - August 8th 2018.  View the flyer for additional details.  Contact Steve Melander, American Ambulance to register or for additional information at 559-908-8184.

March 29 - 2018 Paramedic Preceptor's Conference Schedule

The 2018 Paramedic Preceptor's Conference is scheduled for 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.

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