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Posted on in Policy Updates

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

Posted on in Committees

The agenda for the March 1, 2018 meeting of the Mendocino Emergency Medical Care Committee is now available.

Posted on in Committees

The agenda for the January 22, 2018 meeting of the Sonoma Emergency Medical Care Committee is now available.

The Sonoma County EMS Development and Improvement Workgroup cancelled due to the Sonoma Complex Fires has been rescheduled for February 9, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.

This workgroup will have the opportunity to engage with various aspects of EMS in Sonoma County, including the establishment of non-competitive operating areas, designing a Request for Proposal for the Exclusive Operating Area serving Santa Rosa and surrounding communities, and updating the Sonoma County EMS ordinance, as well as other issues that arise throughout the process.

The first meeting will take place on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 9:30-11:00 AM at the Sonoma County Water Agency. The initial meeting is open to anyone interested in participating.

RSVPs for the meeting are requested to help us ensure the size of the meeting space is adequate, but they are not required. Please RSVP using our SurveyMonkey page: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HFTBY2H

Please direct any questions or concerns to James Salvante at (707) 565-6503 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Posted on in Training

Coastal Valleys EMS Agency (CVEMSA) is pleased to announce the locations and dates for the 2018 new BLS Update trainings.

Revisions to the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 22 Div. 9 Chapter 2 Emergency Medical Technician made by the state took effect on July 1, 2017. The revisions expanded the scope of practice to include the addition of EMT-administered epinephrine, naloxone and use of glucometers within the organized EMS system. Earlier revisions allowed for EMT use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).

The revised regulations require all EMTs to provide proof of completion of expanded scope of practice training when renewing certification on or after July 1, 2019. This class will fulfill that requirement and upon successful completion students will meet the new state standard for EMT practice.

These FREE trainings are available to all EMTs in the CVEMSA region. Enrollment is open to any CV- certified EMT and will meet the state mandated requirements for EMT re-certification.

Training will include:

  • Auto-injector epinephrine for allergic reaction
  • Naloxone administration
  • Aspirin administration
  • Blood glucose determination
  • Multi Casualty Incident Training updates
  • CPAP

The classes will be offered twice a month, one in Mendocino County and one in Sonoma County. See Schedule of Classes for more details. CVEMSA appreciates the assistance and support of our partner agencies hosting the training.

This course meets the required standards for EMS Continuing Education Hours (CEH) Students will receive four (4) hours of EMS CE with your certificate of completion.

Registration is open through our CVEMSA License Management System. Please watch our "how to enroll" training video at https://youtu.be/NNFyXYDo95U. We are limited of 40 students per class- so register early to ensure your spot!

Posted on in Policy Updates

The review and comment period for development and adoption of the following treatment guidelines has been initiated. Please review carefully and submit comments.

This public comment period will close February 11, 2018.

View the draft policies >> 

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195 Concourse Blvd., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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