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Last update January 12, 2018
As of June 2017
PAC, CQI, and MAC Meetings
Now that the EMS Agency has relocated, we will be utilizing the Health and Human Services Agency's Sierra Conference Room for PAC, CQI, MAC and ePCR meetings. The Sierra Conference Room is located at:
3057 Briw Road, Suite BPlacerville, CA 95667
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The EMS Agency is excited to announce that the Paramedic Accreditation Training & Skills (PATS) web database program is up and running! The database is designed to facilitate the tracking of skills required for accreditation and re-certification of Paramedics. Please click on the PATS link (located in the menu at the top left of the page) to begin tracking your skills and training today! Please contact the EMS Agency with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this new program.
Paramedic Application Informational Videos
The EMS Authority (EMSA) is proud to present its new Paramedic Application Informational Videos. All too often paramedic initial and renewal applications are returned for simple and preventable mistakes. In an effort to help paramedics avoid licensure delays, the staff at EMSA has put together videos for reducing simple errors on the paramedic applications, these videos offer tips on identifying common mistakes and how to avoid them. The videos run between 4-6 minutes creating a quick and informative aide. Click on the following link to access the video:
Summary of EDCEMSA Policy Changes effective July 1, 2018
Controlled SubstancesEMS AircraftGuidelines for Interfacility Transfer of 5150 PatientsInter-County EMT-Paramedic Response and TransportMalfunctioning ICDManagement of Taser/Stun Device PatientsMCI PlanNerve Agent ExposureOn-Scene PhotographyPandemic InfluenzaPatients Under 5150 HoldPhysical RestraintsPhysician at SceneRefusal of Care and/or TransportationReporting of Suspected AbuseSafely Surrendered BabiesSpinal ImmobilizationVerification of Advanced Airway Placement
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)ETCO2 MonitoringKing Airway DeviceNeedle Chest DecompressionNeedle CricothyroidotomyOrotracheal IntubationStomal IntubationTranscutaneous Pacing
ChildbirthCold ExposuresCrush Syndrome/Suspension InjuriesHead TraumaHeat ExposuresNeonatal ResuscitationPulseless ArrestSepsis/SIRSSeverely Agitated PatientShockSnakebite
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Learning PointsClick here to view the CQI Learning Points January 2018
The Change From "A-B-C" to "C-A-B"The newest development in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC is a change in the basic life support (BLS) sequence of steps from "A-B-C" (Airway, Breathing, Chest compressions) to "C-A-B" (Chest compressions, Airway, Breathing) for adults and pediatric patients (children and infants, excluding newly borns). Although the experts agreed that it is important to reduce time to first chest compressions, they were aware that a change in something as established as the A-B-C sequence would require re-education of everyone who has ever learned CPR.
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Click here to review the "Highlights of the 2010 America Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC"
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