The agenda for the January 23, 2017 meeting of the Regional Medical Advisory Committee is now available.
Coastal Valleys EMS Agency News
The California EMS Authority (EMSA) has released a proposed addition to California Code of Regulations Title 22 Division 9 for public comment. The proposed chapter “7.1 ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Critical Care System Regulations” provides structure for Local EMS Agencies to implement organized systems of STEMI care within the EMS system, including minimum standards and data requirements which will be applicable statewide.
The proposed regulations are on the EMSA website here: http://www.emsa.ca.gov/public_commentand are open for comment through January 30, 2017. Some of the documents are attached to this message.
CVEMSA staff will review and comment as appropriate on these proposed regulations from the LEMSA perspective. CVEMSA also encourages stakeholders to review and comment directly to EMSA in the format provided on the EMSA website. Your direct input as individuals and agencies helps provide EMSA with the perspective of our system participants.
Please distribute this information as appropriate within your organizations and the stakeholder groups you represent, as well as any email distribution groups you maintain on behalf of the EMS Agency.
The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is proposing to revise the California Code of Regulations, Division 9, Title 22, Chapter 2. Emergency Medical Technicians.
The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed regulations during the 2nd 45-day public comment period from December 2, 2016 through January 15, 2016.
The following sections that were not opened during the original 45-day comment period (August 5, 2016- September 27, 2016) have been opened and revised:
1. Section 100070. Teaching Staff: This section has been opened to remove the examples of courses that qualify an individual to be the program director of an EMT training program. This change was made to eliminate confusion with individuals thinking these are the only courses allowed rather than examples of courses. Eliminating these examples will remove this confusion.
2. Section 100082. Record Keeping: This section has been opened to add a requirement for EMTs to fill out an electronic patient care report (ePCR). This change has been made to comply with AB 1129 (Burke, Chapter 337, Statutes of 2015).
The proposed text revisions and comment table are available for review on EMSA’s website at http://www.emsa.ca.gov/Public_Comment
EMSA must receive written comments on the proposed changes by 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2016.
Please see the final version of Treatment Guideline #8019 Sepsis Alert.
System wide implementation is to be completed by January 1, 2017. All agencies are responsible for care provider policy education.
The policy is available on the CVEMSA Website in addition to distribution through CVEMSA EMCC and MAC mailing lists. Please distribute within your organizations and stakeholder groups as appropriate.
Due to recent technical issues, we have made the following updates to our website:
- Unusual occurrence reporting: please use our fill-and-print pdf form to submit Unusual Occurrence Reports to our QI Coordinator.
- Staff communication: in addition to their phone number, we have listed the email address of each staff member on our Contact Us staff directory. You may contact our staff directly with any questions or concerns.
Please note that no changes have been made to our Data System Support Helpdesk online ticketing system.
CVEMSA has been working to develop an EMS ordinance that supports current EMS system standards, promotes high quality patient care and aligns with California codes and regulations. CVEMSA feels stakeholder input, feedback and perspective are vital for the creation of Ambulance Ordinances that support the stakeholders and protect the public health and safety. In order to gather that input, CVEMSA is convening two Regional EMS Ordinance Development (EMSOD) Workshops.
We have established a framework for the Ordinance and would now like to initiate the development of the content in partnership with you, the stakeholders. The document below puts that framework into a matrix format for easier discussion. We are sharing these first ideas and important concepts ahead of the EMSOD Workshops to inform stakeholders and help them prepare for the discussion.
- CVEMSA Desired Components for Emergency and Pre-Hospital Medical Services Ordinance
- Current ordinance, Mendocino: Emergency Medical Response
- Current ordinance, Sonoma: Emergency and Prehospital Medical Services System
In order to gather that input, CVEMSA is convening two Regional EMS Ordinance Development (EMSOD) Workshops.
The specific times and dates of the EMSOD Workshops are:
- November 22nd 9:00-11:00 AM at the Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa in the Redwood Room.
- December 1st 10:00-11:30 AM at Howard Memorial Hospital, One Marcella Drive, Willits in the Seabiscuit Conference Room.
Please do consider joining us for this important discussion on one of those dates.
BRYAN CLEAVER, EMS ADMINISTRATOR
COASTAL VALLEYS EMS AGENCY