2016 Spring Prehospital Care Symposium
Thursday, March 17, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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The San Joaquin County EMS Agency's mission is to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of emergency medical services and disaster response for the citizens and visitors of San Joaquin County.

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February 4, 2016 - EMS Office Closure

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016, the office will re-open with normal office hours Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

February 3, 2016 - Draft Policies Available for Public Review

The EMS Agency is soliciting public comments on the following revised and proposed EMS Policies.   

15-day public comment period: EMS Policy No. 4101 EMS Response Vehicle Medication and Equipment – This policy completed a 45 day public comment period on January 2, 2016.  In response to comments received and subsequent changes made by the EMS Agency, this policy draft is to be re-issued for an additional (15) fifteen day public comment period.  The draft policy and the comments received during the initial 45-day comment period may be viewed or downloaded from the Draft Policies page.  The deadline for submitting additional comments on this policy is February 18, 2016.

45-day public comment period: EMS Policy No. 5707 ALS Adult Pain Management and EMS Policy No. 5839 Pediatric Pain Management - These draft policies are available for public comment for a 45-day comment period and may be viewed or downloaded from the Draft Policies page.  Please submit your comments or suggestions for these policies using the comment forms provided on the Draft Policies web page by no later than 5 PM, March 18, 2016.

January 6, 2016 - EMS Policy Memo - Use of the KED

Effective immediately, the San Joaquin County EMS Agency has issued Policy Memorandum No. 2016-01 to provide guidance on EMS Policy No. 5115, Cervical Spine Stabilization, and to prevent the misapplication of the Kendrick’s Extrication Device (KED).  EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2016-01, Use of the KED, may be viewed on the policies page.

December 18, 2015 - 2016 Spring Prehospital Care Symposium

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is presenting a Spring Prehospital Care Symposium on March 17, 2016; beginning promptly at 9:00 am. (Check-in begins at 8:30 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 3 hours of EMS Continuing Education and/or BRN Contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 1524 for 3 contact hours. CA EMS CE provided by San Joaquin County EMS Agency CEP# 39-0001. Please contact Annika Navalta at San Joaquin County EMS Agency, 468-6818, for additional information.  Click here to register for this event.

September 16, 2015 - 2016 Paramedic Preceptor's Conference Schedule

The 2016 Paramedic Preceptor's Conferences are scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2016, and Friday, September 23, 2016, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, in the San Joaquin County EMS Agency Classroom. The conferences are open to current Paramedic Preceptors and offered at no cost. Attending one conference per year is required to maintain a 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. The moderator will be Adam Dampier. 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. These Bi-annual conferences are offered to maintain paramedic preceptor authorization. View the information flyer here. Please Note: If your Paramedic Preceptor Authorization expires in 2016, you may attend the conference but it is not mandatory for re-accreditation. Upon re-authorization, you will be required to attend the Paramedic Preceptor Course Training.  Register on the events page.

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