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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.

June 19, 2019 - Fee Schedule Effective July 1, 2019

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has updated the EMS Fee Schedule effective July 1, 2019, which has been approved by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.

June 17, 2019 - EMS Office Closure

The SJCEMSA Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

June 14, 2019 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-04, Patients with Zoll LifeVest

The San Joaquin EMS Agency has released EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-04, Patients with Zoll LifeVest. This document provides guidance for prehospital care personnel on the safe assessment and treatment of patients wearing a Zoll LifeVest device. View the memo here.

May 31, 2019 - EMS Draft Policies Available for Public Comment

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is reissuing EMS Policy No. 4801 STEMI Receiving Center Designation for public comment. This revised draft includes clarifications for the evaluation of transfer of care in the emergency department. All draft policies and forms may be viewed or downloaded from the SJCEMSA website Draft Policies page. The public comment period ends July 8, 2019. 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. Questions may be directed to Marissa Matta at mamatta@sjgov.org.

May 24, 2019 - EMS Office Closure

The SJCEMSA Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019.

May 24, 2019 - EMS Draft Policies Available for Public Comment

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is soliciting comments for draft revisions to several EMS Policies. To view the memo click here. These draft policies and forms may be viewed or downloaded from the SJCEMSA website Draft Policies page. The 45-day public comment period ends July 8, 2019. 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. Questions may be directed to Marissa Matta at mamatta@sjgov.org.

May 6, 2019 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-03, Trauma Patient Care Transfer Reporting and Transport Directly to Operating Suite

The San Joaquin EMS Agency has released EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-03, Trauma Patient Care Transfer Reporting and Transport Directly to Operating Suite. This document provides guidance on the transfer of care of a major trauma to trauma center staff at San Joaquin General Hospital. View the memo here.

April 26, 2019 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-02, Treatment of Stroke Patients with RACE Scores Greater than or Equal to 5

The San Joaquin EMS Agency has released EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-02, Treatment of Stroke Patients with RACE Scores Greater than or Equal to 5. This document provides guidance for prehospital care personnel establishing Intravenous access (IV) on suspected stroke patients. View the memo here.

April 26, 2019 - AMR Compliance Report for January and February 2019

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response for January-February 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 here to view AMR's January-February 2019 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

April 26, 2019 - MDA Compliance Report for January and February 2019

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

April 26, 2019 - ECA Compliance Report for January and February 2019

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

April 26, 2019 - RCFD Compliance Report for January and February 2019

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District for January-February 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 January-February 2019. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

April 03, 2019 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2019-01, Prehospital Measles Response Guidance

The San Joaquin EMS Agency has released EMS Policy Memorandum 2019-01, Prehospital Measles Response Guidance. This document provides guidance for prehospital care personnel in identifying, treating, transporting, and reporting patients with suspected measles symptoms. View the memo here.

March 13, 2019 - AMR Compliance Report for November and December 2018

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

March 13, 2019 - MDA Compliance Report for November and December 2018

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance for November-December 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 November-December 2018 compliance report. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

March 13, 2019 - ECA Compliance Report for November and December 2018

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

March 13, 2019 - RCFD Compliance Report for November and December 2018

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District for November-December 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 here to view RCFD's compliance reports for November-December 2018. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

March 12, 2019 - Northern California SUID/SIDS Training Save the Date

The California Department of Public Health, Northern California SIDS Program 2019 Training will be held on April 26, 2019 at the Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. This course complies with mandatory requirements for preparing public health professionals and EMS personnel to support families and child care providers impacted by a SIDS tragedy. Click here for complete course information and to register. The California SUID/SIDS Program can be reached from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday at CASIDSProgram@cce.csus.edu or 1-800-369-SIDS (7437).

March 6, 2019 - Employment Opportunity

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

February 26, 2019 - Central Registry Link

The public verification link (URL) on the back of the EMT and paramedic cards is no longer valid. The new public verification site is https://emsverification.emsa.ca.gov/Verification/.

February 7, 2019 - Updated and New Policies

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has revised and/or adopted several policies effective February 1, 2019. Prehospital and hospital personnel are encouraged to read, study, and implement those policies pertaining to their role within the EMS system.

Revised Policies:

A. EMS Policy No. 2310, Emergency Medical Technician Certification, revised to address requirements from AB 2293 for the collecting of demographic data.

B. EMS Policy No 2540B, Paramedic Skills Verification Form No. 2540B, revised to address skills and formatting changes to the form.

C. EMS Policy No. 5210, Major Trauma Triage Criteria, added guidance for pregnant trauma patients, and clarified criteria for patients in spinal motion restriction with neurologic complaints or neurologic findings.

D. EMS Policy No. 5542, BLS Poisoning and Overdose, revised to address naloxone use by approved BLS personnel and departments.

E. EMS Policy No. 6715, Trauma Audit Committee, revised membership of TAC.

New Policies:

F. EMS Policy No. 3205, Responses to EMS Incidents in the Unprotected Area, creates a response plan for EMS incidents in areas of the SJC without a public fire district.

G. EMS Policy No. 4150, Naloxone Administration by Law Enforcement, establishes a process for law enforcement organizations to be authorized to administer naloxone.

H. EMS Policy No. 4150A, San Joaquin County Law Enforcement NARCAN (Naloxone) Use Report.

Please direct questions to Matthew R. Esposito, Prehospital Care Coordinator by email at mesposito@sjgov.org.

February 4, 2019 - Advanced CEs with Dr. Shafer

San Joaquin County EMS Agency is hosting an Advanced CEs with Dr. Shafer course February 19, 2019. The course will begin at 3 pm. This course is open to all BLS and ALS providers within the county. 2 (two) hours of EMS CE's will be awarded to participants, California EMS CE Provider #39-0001. Click here for flyer and additional details. Register online at https://www.sjgov.org/ems/events.

February 4, 2019 - SJCEMSA Welcomes New Trauma/Critical Care Coordinator

Dan Burch, EMS Administrator, is pleased to announce that Jeff Costa, RN, has joined the San Joaquin County EMS Agency staff. Mr. Costa will be filling the role of Trauma/Critical Care Coordinator. He comes to SJC EMS Agency from San Joaquin General Hospital with experience in intensive care nursing. Prior to his nursing career Mr. Costa worked as a paramedic in Stanislaus County. He has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Western Governors University. In his new role, Mr. Costa will primarily be responsible for STEMI, Stroke, Critical Care Transport, and trauma system evaluation. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Costa to the SJC EMS Agency.

February 4, 2019 - 2019 Spring Prehospital Care Symposium

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is presenting a Spring Prehospital Care Symposium on March 26, 2019; beginning promptly at 8:30 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 7 hours of EMS Continuing Education and/or BRN Contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 1524 for 2 contact hours. CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP# 39-0001. Please contact Christine Tualla at San Joaquin County EMS Agency, 468-6818, for additional information. Click here to register for this event.

February 1, 2019 - Credit Card Service Fee Update

Effective February 1, 2019, a service fee of 2.29% will be charged for all credit card transactions.

January 28, 2019 - EMS Policy No. 3205, Responses to EMS Incidents in the Unprotected Area

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has posted the following new policy to the EMS Policies page: EMS Policy No. 3205, Responses to EMS Incidents in the Unprotected Area. This policy was developed to address the recent decision by Stockton Fire Department to reduce response to EMS incidents in the unprotected area of San Joaquin County.

January 28, 2019 - The February 4, 2019 MICN PSR Course Cancelled

The next MICN PSR Course is scheduled for March 18, 2019.

January 3, 2019 - AMR Compliance Report for September and October 2018

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

January 3, 2019 - MDA Compliance Report for September and October 2018

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance for September-October 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 September-October 2018 compliance report. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

January 3, 2019 - ECA Compliance Report for September and October 2018

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

January 3, 2019 - RCFD Compliance Report for September and October 2018

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District for September-October 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 here to view RCFD's compliance reports for September-October 2018. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

January 2, 2019 - Advanced CEs with Dr. Shafer

San Joaquin County EMS Agency is hosting an Advanced CEs with Dr. Shafer course January 23, 2019. The course will begin at 3 pm. This course is open to all BLS and ALS providers within the county. 2 (two) hours of EMS CE's will be awarded to participants, California EMS CE Provider #39-0001. Click here for flyer and additional details. Register online at https://www.sjgov.org/ems/events.

January 2, 2019 - SJCEMSA Office Closure

The SJCEMSA Office will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019.

 

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