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February 24, 2021 - Free EMSA STEMI & Stroke Summits

Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is hosting two free virtual summits on stroke management and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) on June 8, 2021 and June 9, 2021 respectively. Online registration will open in March 2021. Please share with any interested parties.

February 12, 2021 - EMS Office Closure

The SJCEMSA Office will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021.

February 9, 2021 - MDA Compliance Report for November and December 2020

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance (MDA) for November and December 2020 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 November and December 2020 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

February 9, 2021 - ECA Compliance Report for November and December 2020

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) for November and December 2020 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 AMR's operational, clinical, and administrative performance. Click here to view ECA's November and December 2020 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

February 9, 2021 - RCFD Compliance Report for November and December 2020

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) for November and December 2020 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 November and December 2020 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

February 3, 2021 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2021-03, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Administration by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)

The purpose of this memorandum is to approve San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SJCEMSA) certified EMTs who are affiliated with authorized San Joaquin County providers to participate in COVID-19 vaccination programs approved by San Joaquin County Public Health Services and enrolled in the California COVID-19 Vaccination Program (CalVax). To view the memorandum, click here.

January 26, 2021 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2021-02, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Administration by Paramedics

The purpose of this memorandum is to approve San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SJCEMSA) accredited paramedics to participate in COVID-19 vaccination programs approved by San Joaquin County Public Health Services and enrolled in the California Covid-19 Vaccination Program (CalVax). To view the memorandum, click here.

January 22, 2021 - EMS Draft Policies Available for Public Comment Until March 8, 2021

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency (SJCEMSA) is soliciting comments for draft revisions to several EMS Policies. These draft policies and forms may be viewed or downloaded from the Draft Policies page. The 45-day public comment period ends March 8, 2021. 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.

January 21, 2021 - AMR Compliance Report for November and December 2020

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response (AMR) for November and December 2020 performance under their exclusive emergency ambulance service agreement. The AMR agreement 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 November and December 2020 compliance report. Previous compliance reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

January 19, 2021 - Revision to EMS Policy No. 5700, Advanced Life Support Treatment Protcols

This is to notify EMS personnel of changes to EMS Policy No. 5700, Advanced Life Support Treatment Protocols, issued on June 1, 2020. Version 1.4 is now available on the SJCEMSA Policies webpage and has been updated on the SJCEMSA mobile application through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. To view the memorandum, click here.

January 12, 2021 - San Joaquin County Accredited Paramedics Needed for Hospital Staffing

Please be advised that all General Acute Care Hospitals are authorized to hire paramedics and EMTs as outlined in SJCEMSA Policy Memorandum No. 2021-01 (Revised): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Authorization for General Acute Care Hospitals to Employ and Use Prehospital Care Personnel. Currently, Dameron Hospital Association (DHA) and Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Hospital (AHLMH) are recruiting for temporary, per diem, and variable shifts. AHLMH and DHA report great success in both hiring and utilizing paramedics to assist within their facilities. While working for a general acute care hospital SJCEMSA accredited paramedics may at the direction of a hospital physician or registered nurse practice within the San Joaquin County paramedic scope of practice and the following expanded optional scope of practice skills:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Dispense prescribed medications from bubble packs and/or multi-dose containers
  • Administer ocular medications
  • Administer transdermal medications
  • Administer inhaled medications
  • Administer oral medications
  • Administer intravenous medications, excluding paralytics
  • Administer intramuscular medications
  • Administer subcutaneous injection medications

  • If interested in a position at DHA, contact Melissa Day directly at 209-609-4267. For more information, click here.
    If interested in a position at AHLMH, contact Oz Ceja directly at 510-861-1178. For more information, click here.

    January 12, 2021 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2021-01 (Revised), Coronavirus (COVID-19) Authorization for General Acute Care Hospitals to Employ and Use Prehospital Care Personnel

    The purpose of this memorandum is to authorize all licensed general acute care hospitals in San Joaquin County to employ and use paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) as healthcare personnel as specified in this policy memo. To view the revised memorandum, click here.

    January 11, 2021 - EMS Liaison Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The January 14, 2021 EMS Liaison Committee meeting is cancelled. SJCEMSA is currently focusing its efforts on the EMS and hospital COVID-19 response. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, 2021. The schedule and previous agendas may be viewed on the Committees webpage.

    January 6, 2021 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2020-06 (Revised v.2), Coronavirus (COVID-19) EMS Personnel Screening

    EMS Policy memorandum 2020-06 (Revised v.2) Coronavirus (COVID-19) EMS Personnel Screening was issued to provide direction on implementing Governor Newsom's Executive Order for maintaining an adequate healthcare workforce. This memorandum is being revised today to include and highlight the loss of taste and smell as symptoms of COVID-19 infection. To view the revised memorandum, click here.

     

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