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April 11, 2014 - REACH on Tour San Joaquin County
The REACH on Tour San Joaquin County conference brought to you by REACH, San Joaquin County EMS Agency, and American Medical Response will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the San Joaquin County Office of the Agricultural Commissioner, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (registration begins at 7:00 am). The conference is open to all EMS providers and offered at $29.00 per person (includes lunch). Up to eight (8) hours of CE will be offered. CA EMS CE provided by REACH Air Medical Services, LLC, CE Provider #49-0008. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 9697, for 8 contact hours. Register online or view the information flyer.
April 7, 2014 - AMR Compliance Report for November and December 2013
The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response for November 2013 and December 2013 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 November and December 2013 Compliance Report. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.
March 27, 2014 - CALCORD Reprogramming Notification
In compliance with theJanuary 2014 California On-Scene Emergency Coordination (CALCORD) Radio Plan and to ensure uninterrupted communications, the San Joaquin County EMS Agency is requesting all providers communicating on CALCORD to reprogram their radios to include the new Continuous Tone-Code Squelch System (CTCSS) effective 0800 hours on Thursday May 15, 2014.
After May 15, 2014, neighboring air and ground ambulance providers and other potential users of CALCORD in San Joaquin County should use the 2014 Continuous Tone-Code Squelch System (CTCSS) programming when communicating on CALCORD to ensure interoperability between providers and agencies. Form more information see the CALCORD reprograming memo here.
March 13, 2014 - EMS Agency Modifies July 2014 PAO and PSR Training Dates
The July training dates for PAO 14-07 and PSR 14-07 have been modified to 07/23/2014. Times and locations are unchanged. Register from the events page.
March 7, 2014 - 2014 ALS Field Treatment Manual is Available for Purchase or Download
The pocket sized "2014 ALS Field Treatment Manual" is now available for purchase at the EMS Agency. As you are aware, all ALS ambulances are required to carry an ALS policy manual (although, not necessarily pocket sized). The price for each manual is $15.00. If you would prefer to download a PDF version of this manual (8.5 x 11), click here.
March 4, 2014 -French Camp Fire District Reserves Host Annual Pancake Breakfast
The French Camp Fire District Reserve Firefighters Organization will be hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 7 am to 12 noon at the French Camp Fire Station, 310 E. French Camp Rd., French Camp, CA. All proceeds to benefit the French Camp McKinley Fire Department Firefighters' Association. Click here for the flyer.
February 12, 2014 - EMS Office Closure
The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be closed Monday February 17, 2014, the office will re-open with normal office hours Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
February 12, 2014 - Northern California SIDS Training for Emergency Personnel and Health Professionals
The Northern California SIDS Training for Emergency Personnel and Public Health Professionals is Thursday, March 20th, 2014. Click here for the flyer. The training will be held at the San Joaquin County Office of Education, Wentworth Education Center, Burwood Auditorium, 2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton, CA 95206. Click here for the registration form. The deadline for returning the Registration form is, Thursday, March 6th. There is no charge for the training and CEUs will be provided.
February 5, 2014 - 2014 EMS Administrators' Association of California Conference
This conference, scheduled for May 28 and 29, 2014 in San Diego is the premiere conference for multi-disciplinary EMS leaders statewide. This year's conference topic is "Adapting to the Sea Change" and features speakers discussing the critical issues facing EMS Systems, public and private sector EMS providers, and other emergency organizations and departments. Speaker topics include: Changes in Public Health, Following and Leading during Transformational Change, EMS Research, MCI (Asiana 214) and Terrorist Bombings, EMS Economics and Financial Challenges, Changes in Clinical Care, and Community Paramedics. View the conference brochure for registration information.
January 28, 2014 - Revisions of the Ambulance System Plan available for 7-day Public Comment Period
The San Joaquin County EMS Agency is soliciting comments on revisions to the draft 2014 Ambulance System Plan. The EMS Agency made several revisions to the draft Ambulance System Plan following the 30-day public comment period. The Ambulance System Plan shall serve as the foundation for the development of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for emergency ambulance services scheduled to be released by the County in the spring of 2014. The Ambulance System Plan describes the structure and operation of emergency ambulance service and prehospital care services in San Joaquin County. Comments must be received in writing at the EMS Agency by February 4, 2014.
January 27, 2014 - AMR Compliance Report for September and October 2013
The San Joaquin County EMS Agency has completed its evaluations of American Medical Response for September 2013 and October 2013 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 September and October 2013 Compliance Report. Previous Compliance Reports may be found on the Transportation Compliance Report page.
January 27, 2014 - Manteca District Ambulance Employment Opportunity
Manteca District Ambulance is recruiting a Full-time Paramedic Field Supervisor / CQI & Education Manager. Click here for the job posting announcement and information. The last day to apply for this position is February 4, 2014. Qualifications are posted at the District's Administration Office or can be emailed by contacting Jonathan Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 21, 2014 - 2014 Paramedic Preceptor's Conference Schedule
The 2014 Paramedic Preceptor's Conferences are scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014, and Monday October 20, 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. Register online at http://www.sjgov.org/ems/events.aspx. View the information flyer here.
January 13, 2014 - EMS Office Closure
The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be closed Monday January 20, 2014, the office will re-open with normal office hours Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
January 10, 2014 - EMS Policy Memorandum No. 2014-01 - Paramedic Report of Traumatic Arrest
EMS Policy Memorandum 2014-01, Paramedic Report of Traumatic Arrest provides guidance on the application of EMS Policy No. 5783 ALS Adult Trauma Treatment. In summary, this memo states the elapsed time from cardiac arrest to arrival at the trauma center is a key factor in determining whether or not the attending physician or surgeon will perform a thoracotomy. During radio presentation and upon arrival at the trauma center all paramedics are directed to immediately inform the trauma team of the time of cardiac arrest. The memorandum has been added to the Policies web page and may be accessed here.
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