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February 15, 2017 - 2017 Paramedic Preceptor’s Conference Schedule

The 2017 Paramedic Preceptor's Conferences are scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2017,** and Friday, September 15, 2017, 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 flyer here. You can register online at https://www.sjgov.org/ems/events.
** Note the date for the May course has changed.

February 14, 2017 - EMS Office Closure

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017.  The office will re-open with normal office hours Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

February 13, 2017 - MDA Compliance Report for September - October 2016

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

February 13, 2017 - ECA Compliance Report for September - October 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 September and October 2016 compliance reports. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

February 10, 2017 - Ripon Consolidated Fire District Compliance Reports for September - October 2016

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of Ripon Consolidated Fire District for September - October 2016 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 September - October 2016. Other Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.

February 9, 2017 - Northern California SIDS Program 2017 Training – Stockton

The California Department of Public Health, Northern California SIDS Program, 2017 Training will be held on March 29, 2017, in Stockton at the San Joaquin County Office of Education, Wentworth Education Center, Burwood Auditorium, 2707 Transworld Dr., Stockton.  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.  The EMS personnel portion is half-day from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (registration begins at 7:30 am).  4.0 EMS CEUs are offered for Emergency Medical Services personnel.  California EMS CE Provided by CSUS, EMS CE Provider #34-3500.  Click here for complete course information and to register. The California 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).

January 27, 2017 - Emergency Medical Technicians Regulations open for 15-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 proposed text and comment table are available for review 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 15-day public comment period from January 27, 2017 through February 10, 2017. Comments can be submitted to Corrine Fishman by email at corrine.fishman@emsa.ca.gov or by fax at (916) 324-2875, or sent to our mailing address at 10901 Gold Center Drive, Ste. 400, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.  If Corrine Fishman is unavailable Priscilla Rivera can be contacted as backup at Priscilla.rivera@emsa.ca.gov or (916) 431-3707.

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.  

January 26, 2017 - EMS Policy 3202 Medical Priority Dispatch System Assignments updated

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has posted the revised EMS policy No. 3202, Medical Priority Dispatch System Assignments, to the EMS Policies page of the EMS Agency's website. This policy becomes effective February 1, 2017. Click here to find SJCEMSA's response to the comments submitted during the public comment period that ended on January 19, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Jones at (209) 468-6818 or by email at rrjones@sjgov.org.

January 24, 2017 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2017-01, Restoration of Trauma Center Service Areas

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is issuing EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2017-01 rescinding Policy Memorandum No. 2016-06, and reenacting EMS Policy No. 5215, Major Trauma Patient Destination and EMS Policy No. 4709, Trauma Center Service Areas, without modification. This action is effective immediately. All policies and memorandums may be viewed on the EMS Policy page.

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.

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