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EMS Treatment Guidelines

Over the last year, Coastal Valleys EMS Agency (CVEMSA) has worked in collaboration with a representative group of EMS system partners to revise many of the EMS system treatment guidelines. This comprehensive review and revision process included moving existing guidelines into the current CVEMSA format and merging multiple treatment guidelines where appropriate to avoid redundant or conflicting instructions. In addition to improving and updating existing treatment guidelines, a number of new medications were added to local paramedic scope of practice. The revised guidelines expand treatment modalities for treating pain with opioid alternatives and offer new options for patients in need of sedation. Trauma care is improved with the implementation of the first prehospital medication available for severe hemorrhage. Basic Life Support agencies will have access to the latest updates to EMT scope of practice available under state regulation.
Organization of the protocols now includes a “procedure guidelines” section intended to improve access to skill-specific instructions and educational notes. As with the most recent revisions to CVEMSA treatment guidelines, BLS and ALS care for both adult and pediatric patients have been merged into a single document for improved clarity and to support continuity of care. Each treatment or procedure guideline includes a cross-reference table showing linkages to related guidelines.


The review and comment period for development and adoption of the attached treatment and procedure guidelines has been initiated. Please review carefully and submit comments. This public comment period will close December 16th, 2019.

Link to 2019 Draft Policies

A draft of these guidelines is attached. Please forward comments via fax or email to:
Carly Sullivan
Advanced Life Support Coordinator
Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
195 Concourse Blvd., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-565-6510 FAX
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EMS Administrative Policies

The review and comment period for development and adoption of the following administrative guidelines has been initiated. Please review carefully and submit comments. This public comment period will close December 16, 2019.


 2012 Flight Paramedic Accreditation


Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has created a new tier to our current Paramedic Accreditation to include Flight Paramedic Accreditation.

A revised process for flight paramedic accreditation has been developed to recognize the unique needs air ambulance providers and personnel have when working in a multi-jurisdictional capacity.

The policy removes some ground accreditation requirements from the flight paramedic accreditation process and adds local training requirements.

CVEMSA processes flight paramedic accreditation through the Image Trend License Management System (LMS) module.

CVEMSA accredited paramedics currently working as flight personnel for an air ambulance provider agency have been grandfathered to flight paramedic accreditation status at no charge. New flight paramedics who wish to work both for air and ground transport (or air rescue) will need to apply for and complete both accreditation processes to receive both Paramedic and Flight Paramedic Accreditation.


4007 EMS Aircraft

Utilization of EMS Aircraft is vital in our EMS system. Policy 4007 has been condensed and revised to reflect current industry standards. The policy now requires all aircraft entering Sonoma or Mendocino County to status with the LEMSA-authorized dispatch center. Air resources shall remain en-route to an incident until an on-scene evaluation is conducted by highest level of medical personnel at scene and determines appropriate transport.

Link to Aircraft Public Comment Policies

Please forward comments via fax or email to:
Jen Banks, EMS Coordinator
Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
707-565-6510-FAX
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Please see the file linked here for Mendocino County RFP Addendum No.6; General RFP Clarification to All Vendors and Potential Proposers.

 

Any questions or concerns regarding the linked document should be directed to:

 

Janelle Rau

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

(707) 463-4441

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Mendocino EMS Request For Proposal

Link to the  RFP 56-17 Addendum #4

The RFP and all previously issued addenda can be found at https://www.mendocinocounty.org/Home/Components/RFP/RFP/1510/181

Please be advised that acknowledgment of this addendum and all addenda is required in the proposal.

 

Please see the links below for EMS Data in Excel format. any questions about documents should be directed to Mendocino County project staff. Janelle Rau, Mendocino County Executive Office.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

EMS Data Stats 2016

EMS Data Stats 2017

EMS Data Stats 2018

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Mendocino RFP Update!

Please see the links included for an EMS RFP Addendum update for the County of Mendocino Exclusive Operating Area RFP process. The addendum memo contains staff contact information for any stakeholder questions or concerns.

EMS Data 2016

EMS Data 201

EMS Data 2018

RTDesignations

Draft Ambulance Areas

56-17 Addendum #3

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Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
195 Concourse Blvd., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-6501
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