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February 21, 2018 - AMR Compliance Report for November and December 2017

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response for November- December 2017 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 and December 2017 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

February 7, 2018 - SJCEMSA Welcomes New Pre-Hospital Care Coordinator and Accounting Technician

Dan Burch, EMS Administrator, is pleased to announce that Matthew Esposito and Natisha Plummer have joined the SJC EMS Agency staff.

Mr. Esposito will be filling the role of Pre-Hospital Care Coordinator. His background includes 18 years of EMS experience on three continents, most recently with American Medical Response as a Clinical Education Service Supervisor.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Education Development from Middlesex University in London.  In his new role, Mr. Esposito will oversee continuous quality improvement (CQI) and pre-hospital care.

Ms. Plummer has a Masters of Accountancy from National University and a Bachelors in Sociology and Psychology from University of San Diego. In her new role, Ms. Plummer will handle the billing and accounting for the agency.

Please join us in welcoming both Mr. Esposito and Ms. Plummer to the SJC EMS Agency.

February 5, 2018 - EMS Office Closure

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018.  The office will re-open with normal office hours Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

January 30, 2018 - MICN Policy and Skills Review (PSR) Course Date Changed to March 23, 2018

The March 2018 MICN PSR Course date has been changed to March 23, 2018**.  The MICN PSR course is required to maintain MICN authorization.  The course may be completed no more than six (6) months prior to a current MICN expiring.  Participants will gain knowledge of key EMS medical control policies, and be provided an opportunity to Q&A with the EMS Agency.  This class is offered at no cost to participants.  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.
** Note the date for the March course has changed.

January 30, 2018 - MDA Compliance Report for November and December 2017

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Manteca District Ambulance for November and December 2017 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 2017 compliance report.  Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

January 30, 2018 - ECA Compliance Report for November and December 2017

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Escalon Community Ambulance for November and December 2017 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 and December 2017 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

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.

January 4, 2018 - EMS Liaison Agenda for meeting on January 11, 2018

The EMS Liaison Committee is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2018, 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.

 

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