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March 6, 2015 - 2015 Spring Prehospital Care Symposium

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is presenting a Spring Prehospital Care Symposium on May 14, 2015; beginning promptly at 1:00 pm. (Registration begins at 11:30 am) at the San Joaquin County Agricultural Center. An EMS Appreciation Luncheon Provided by AMR from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  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 Hastings at San Joaquin County EMS Agency, 468-6818, for additional information.  Click here to register for this event.

March 5, 2015 - EMS Agency Issues Policy Memorandum on National Shortage of Magnesium Sulfate

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency issued EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2015-02, National Shortage of Magnesium Sulfate. The Policy Memorandum addresses the issue of the national shortage of Magenesium Sulfate as it relates to local ALS policies and procedures. View the full document on the policies page.

February 12, 2015 - EMS Agency Issues Policy Memorandum on Transfer of Care in the Emergency Department

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency issued EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2015-01, Transfer of Care in the Emergency Department. The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide direction to receiving hospitals and ambulance providers on the transfer of patient care between prehospital personnel and emergency department staff.  Ambulance Patient Offload Delays (APOD) at receiving hospitals have caused extensive wait times for arriving ambulance patients, while also negatively impacting the availability of ambulances for emergency responses occurring throughout San Joaquin County. It is incumbent on receiving hospitals and ambulance providers to minimize the time required to transfer patient care and return ambulances to service. EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2015-01 may be viewed on the policies page. Prehospital providers should direct questions to Adam Dampier, EMT-P, Prehospital Care Coordinator. Receiving hospitals should direct questions to Jamie Nielsen, RN, EMS Trauma Coordinator.

February 12, 2015 - 2015 Paramedic Preceptor's Conference Schedule

The 2015 Paramedic Preceptor's Conferences are scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2015, and Monday September 14, 2015, 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. Please Note: If your Paramedic Preceptor Accreditation expires in 2015, you may attend the conference but it is not mandatory for re-accreditation. Upon re-accreditation, you will be required to attend the Paramedic Preceptor Course Training.  Register online. View the information flyer here.

February 12, 2015 – EMSAAC Annual Conference May 27 - 28

The 2015 Annual EMSAAC Conference will be held in San Diego on May 27 - 28, 2015 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. For program information view brohcure. Early bird registration is now open; access on line registration here.

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