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EMS Special Memo Release, 1/9/2019

Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released an EMS Special Memo 19-001 providing interim guidance for extending the time interval of Stroke symptoms onset.  This Special Memo allows CVEMSA to implement potential lifesaving changes to the Acute Cerebrovascular Accident Policy 9303 prior to the completion of the protocol revision process, July 2019. The update to the Acute Cerebrovascular Accident Policy 9303 is effective immediately upon release.

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ALS Update Course Presentation

We have set aside some space on our Training and Education page for posting presentations and other materials used in the Coastal Valleys EMS Agency ALS Update course. Posted today; a link to the EMCrit article on 'just-in-time" stress management recommended by EMS Medical Director Dr. Mark Luoto.

 

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Exciting Educational Opportunities

Please see the Coastal Valleys EMS Agency Training page. We have a new category of Educational Opportunities. These will be time sensitive forums, events, and educational classes of interest to EMS System partners. Many may also be eligible for EMS CE credit. 

Coastal Valleys EMS Agency Training Page

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Sonoma West Medical Center Hospital Closure Report

The Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has published the 2018 Hospital Emergency Services Reduction Impact Report Assessment  in reference to the closure of Sonoma West Medical Center Emergency Department. The Impact Assessment was completed in accordance with CVEMSA Policy #5005 and California Health and Safety Code Sections 1255.11 and 1300. This impact evaluation report has been submitted to State of California Department of Health Services as required by law. 

Please contact CVEMSA Staff at 707-565-6501 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions regarding the content of the report.

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Vehicle Equipment List Addendum 4004 A

The Vehicle Equipment Minimum Supply List, an Addendum to CVEMSA Administrative Guideline 4004,  has been updated to reflect changes to CVEMSA Treatment Guidelines and incorporation of increased EMT scope of practice. The list is awaiting final revision pending any comments received from system participants but is available as an interim guidance document now. Please direct any comments, questions or concerns to Thomas Hinrichs, ALS Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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EMS Special Memo 18-001 Released

Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released EMS Special Memo 18-001 which provides an update on inclusion of the expanded EMT scope of practice skills within CVEMSA Treatment Guidelines as well as upcoming steps that will be taken to implement the expanded scope.

EMS Special Memo 18-001

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