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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 13, 2016 - EMS Office Closure

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be closed Monday, January 18, 2016, the office will re-open with normal office hours Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

January 13, 2016 - Crisis Intervention Training for Emergency Responders Course

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services is hosting a Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for Emergency Responders on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, from 8 am to 5 pm.  It will be held at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, Assembly Room 2, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Stockton, CA 95206; See flyer for additional details. This course is offered at no cost and is open to all San Joaquin County EMS Personnel (ALS and BLS providers).  San Joaquin County EMS Agency will provide 8 (eight) hours of EMS CE's to participants, California EMS CE Provider #39-0001.  Participants can register on our events page.  For additional information contact Jaime Nunez, Behavioral Health Services, at 209-468-8082.

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.

January 6, 2016 - EMS Liaison Agenda for meeting on January 14, 2016

The EMS Liaison Committee is scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2016, 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. A full agenda packet may be viewed and downloaded from the EMS Agency's committee web page.

December 22, 2015 – EMS Office Closed for Christmas and New Years Day Holiday Observance

The San Joaquin County EMS Agency office will be open during normal business hours during the holiday season, with the exception of Friday, December 25, 2014 and Friday, January 1, 2016, in which the office will be closed.

December 18, 2015 - New and Revised Policies

New and revised EMS policies which become effective on January 1, 2016, have been posted to the EMS Policies and Procedures page of the EMS Agency's website. Click here for the memorandum which lists all policies that have been added and updated. Please take time to read all policies and become aware of all the changes. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Jones at (209) 468-6818 or by email at: rrjones@sjgov.org. Responses to public comments on these policies may be viewed here.

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.

November 18, 2015 - Draft Policies Available for Public Review

The EMS Agency is soliciting public comments on proposed new and revised EMS Policies. The draft policies are available for public comment and may be viewed or downloaded from the Draft Policies web page. Please submit your comments or suggestions using the comment forms provided on the Draft Policies web page no later than January 2, 2016. Completed forms may be submitted by email to Annika Navalta at anavalta@sjgov.org or by U.S. Mail to the San Joaquin County EMS Agency, PO Box 220, French Camp, CA 95231.

October 19, 2015 - 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.

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