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23-24 CVEMSA Treatment Guidelines Public Comment 12/20/23 through 2/20/24

CVEMSA is excited to announce a 60-day public comment period for several treatment guidelines.

Public comment will be open through February 20th, 2024.

Please provide any comment via the attached matrices and send to personnel indicated below:

8105 Monitoring Transfusion of Blood Products – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Public comment matrix 8105 Monitoring Transfusion of Blood Products

7921 Acetaminophen Administration – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Public comment matrix 7921 Administration of Acetaminophen

7802 Major Trauma – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Public comment matrix 7802 Major Trauma

7305 Pain Management – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Public comment matrix Pain Management 

4014 STAT Ambulance Transfer – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Public comment matrix STAT Ambulance Transfer

 

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Public comment period open for Administrative Policy 4010 EMT Transport of Emergent Patients

The Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released Administrative Policy 4010 EMT Transport of Emergent Patients for public comment.

Public Comment Period Open 12/18/2023 - 2/18/2024

Administrative Policy 4010 EMT Transport of Emergent Patients, is a new policy that guides decision making for EMT caregivers when considering immediate transport to an emergency department or an ALS intercept when managing critical patients in the absence of paramedics on scene.

Please send all comments to James Salvante, EMS Coordinator. Here is a public comment matrix for submission of written comments.

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CVEMSA Special Memo 23-004 and 23-005

The Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released the following EMS Special Memoranda:

23-004 Authorization to Discontinue Ketamine

Authorizing the discontinued purchase and use of Ketamine Hydrochloride. Once the provider agency decision has been made to discontinue purchase/use of Ketamine Hydrochloride, please be sure to remove the medication from stock of all apparatus, portable equipment, ambulances, and mental Health units on the same day. This is not an official requirement to remove the medication from stock immediately. If agencies can maintain par levels of Ketamine Hydrochloride there will be no requirement to remove it from stock until the policy is officially revised.

The memo is available here.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding to content of this EMS Special Memo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

23-005 Tiered Response Phase 2

Intended to support the Phase 2 implementation of Tiered Response within Sonoma County’s Exclusive Operating Area 1 (EOA-1). The Special Memo incorporates by reference draft versions of CVEMSA Administrative Policies 4008, Turnover of Patient Care and 4010, EMT Transport of Emergent Patients. CVEMSA may make changes to both draft polices after the public comment discussion. Once versions of 4008 and 4010 are finalized and published, EMS Special Memo 23-005 will be superseded by the final policy versions.

 The memo is available here.

Please feel free to send any comments and concerns regarding this EMS Special Memo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Administrative Policy 4008 Turnover of Patient Care Public Comment Revision

The Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released proposed revisions to CVEMSA Administrative Policy 4008, Turnover of Patient Care for a 60-day public comment period. 

 

The policy revisions are intended to support the increased use of Basic Life Support ambulance transport where such utilization is medically appropriate for patients. The policy provides direction to EMS care providers for patient-centric decision making. The revised version of the policy is available for review here. The public comment period will remain open through January 22, 2024. Please submit all comments to: james.salvante@sonoma-county.org

All comments received will be reviewed and responses published with any final version of the policy. 

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EMS Special Memorandum 23-003

The Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released EMS Special Memorandum 23-003 Accreditation Authorization Process for EMT Administration of Draw-up Epinephrine 2023

The memo (linked here) provides process for accreditation of Emergency Medical Technicians to administer epinephrine via a draw-up syringe after training in the skill. This Memo also serves as a reauthorization of any EMTs accredited in the skill through EMS Special Memorandum 22-004.

Please contact EMS Coordinator James Salvante at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns related to this EMS Special Memorandum.

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Public Comment Policy Release - 4001 Ambulance Service Provider Permits

 

The Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released the draft version of Administrative Policy 4001 Ambulance Service Provider Permits.

The draft is available for review here: 4001 Public Comment Version 

The public comment period will be open through November 28, 2023. Please send any comments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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