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EMS Agency Updates and Notices

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Published on November 30, 2017. Last modified on March 26, 2020


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3-25-2020
EMS Agency Recommendations for Alternative PPE use and Alternative First Response to EMS Calls The EMS Agency has provided guidance and recommendations for the alternative use and reuse of some PPE as well as considerations for reduction or the temporary reduction or elimination of first responder response to specific low acuity calls. Review
3-25-2020
PPE Burn Rate Tool
PPE “Burn Rate” Excel tool. Review
3-24-2020
EMS Agency Medical Director Updates
EMS Agency Medical Director updates to non-transports, respiratory clinical care, and early ring downs Review
3-23-2020
EMS Provider Personnel Exposure Procedure Guidance
The EMS Agency has provided EMS responder exposure guidance Review
3-23-2020
Requirement for UO submission for Late ePCR is temporarily suspended
The EMS Agency is suspending the requirement that paramedics, EMT's, or first responders submit an Unusual Occurrence (UO) Report for late ePCR submission under EMS Policy 6180. This action only applies to late ePCR submissions. All other Unusual Occurrences (UO) requirements shall remain in effect. Review
3-18-2020
Mail in only EMT applications
The EMS Agency is restricted from allowing visitors until further notice. Please mail in all correspondence and applications until further notice. Review
3-13-2020
EMS System PPE Resource Request Update
The EMS Agency and MHOAC have established a resource request process for EMS participants to use if PPE equipment is needed. Review
3-12-2020
CoVid-19 EMS Portal
The EMS Agency has provided information to all stakeholders on an Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) EMS Information Portal. Review
3-6-2020
EMS Agency CoVid-19 Updates to pre hospital Clinical Care, Infection Control, and Decon.
EMS Agency has provided the latest information and guidelines for prehospital clinical care, infection control, and decon procedures. Review
3-6-2020
PPE Resource Request through the MHOAC
The EMS Agency has provided a mechanism and process for requesting any pre hospital PPE from the local Public Health Department and the State for first responders or ambulance providers through the EMS Agency Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator Review
2-26-2020
CoVid-19 Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance (EIDS) Tool
The EMS Agency has implemented the CoVid-19 Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance (EIDS) Tool at the EMS Communication Center using the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) to screen for travel and exposure related to the CoVid-19 situation. Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMD) will be relaying any travel or exposure information to responders before they arrive on scene. EMS System memo attached. Review
1/15/2020
Ambulance Contract Extension with Amendments
On January 14, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the current ambulance agreement to:
  1. Extend the agreement for two years to January 31, 2022
  2. Allows the use of Basic Life Support (BLS) interfacility transports for both inside and outside the County as deemed medically appropriate. This frees up Advanced Life Support (paramedic ALS) ambulances for emergencies.
  3. Allows better flexibility to staff large Monterey County special events with both fire-based Monterey County ambulance as well as outside ambulance resources as needed.

1/15/2020
Improvement to the EMS System
The EMS Agency has implemented new expanded basic scope provisions for EMT with the following impact to the EMS System:
  1. The Monterey County EMS Agency approved County wide EMT Basic Scope expansion to include allowing EMT administration of Naloxone, the lifesaving antidote to narcotic overdoses, and performance of blood glucose checks on scene.
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