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October 22, 2014 - San Joaquin County Public Health Services announces free Flu Vaccine Clinics

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (PHS) will provide seasonal influenza vaccinations free of charge at community sites, two days only, on October 28 and 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out). These special flu vaccine clinics are open to everyone, 9 years of age and older. They are "walk-in" clinics and no appointment is required. For more information, view the press release and flyer in English and Spanish.

October 21, 2014 - Evaluation of Proposals

The EMS Agency received one proposal for exclusive emergency and ALS ambulance services submitted by American Medical Response. The RFP Review Committee determined that AMR's proposal met the legal, objective and competitive standards of SJCEMSA RFP No. 20114-01 and recommended that the County select AMR's proposal. The EMS Administrator concurs with the evaluation committee's recommendation. For more information visit the RFP page.

October 16, 2014 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2014-3 Ebola Response Guidance

The San Joaquin EMS Agency has released EMS Policy Memorandum 2014-03, Ebola Response Guidance.  This document provides supplemental guidance for prehospital care personnel in identifying, treating, transporting, and reporting suspected Ebola patient presentation. View the memo here.

October 10, 2014 - 2014 Prehospital Care Symposium - Registration Open

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is presenting a Prehospital Symposium on November 7, 2014, beginning promptly at 9:00 am (registration begins at 8:30 am) at the San Joaquin County Agricultural Center. Click here for flyer and additional information. This course is being offered at no cost. 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 Christine Tualla at San Joaquin County EMS Agency, 468-6818, for additional information. Click here to register for this event.

October 8, 2014 - American Medical Response Stroke Education Class

American Medical Response is hosting a Stroke Education Class on November 17, 2014, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The information will be presented by St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Manny Alfonso, RN, MSN, CNS, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Dennis Elmer, RN, BSN, Emergency Department Clinical Educator. This is a free event with free EMS CE provided to participants. CA EMS CE provided by American Medical Response, CE Provider 39-0102. Click here for flyerwith additional information. Please contact AMR, Eric Hooper, BSHA, MICP, Clinical Supervisor at 209-944-0618, if you have any questions.

October 6, 2014 - Flu Vaccine Mandate Issued by San Joaquin Health Officer

Health Officer Dr. Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH, has issued an order directing all Health Care Workers, including EMS Personnel, to receive a flu vaccination for the flu season (generally November through March). EMS personnel declining to be vaccinated will be required to wear a surgical mask to prevent droplet transmission to patients. Read the order here. For further information regarding this order, contact Public Health Services at: 209-468-3822.

October 3, 2014 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2014-2 Ebola and Emerging Infectious Disease

The San Joaquin EMS Agency has released EMS Policy Memorandum 2014-02, Ebola and Emerging Infectious Disease.  This document provides guidance for handling inquiries and responding to patients with suspected Ebola symptoms and for safety of prehospital care personnel.  View the memo here.

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