The Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency is hosting the County’s annual EMS Recognition Event. Our event is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at the “Casa Real” venue in Pleasanton. The goal of the event is to recognize our EMS champions and outstanding colleagues who have demonstrated exemplary skill as a prehospital provider, leveraged significant improvements in the EMS system and / or conducted themselves as leadership role models in our EMS community. Continue Reading…
MAY 25, 2016 – Save the date!
Welcome to the 16th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum/This past year has been an exciting one for our SIPP Coalition. In addition to receiving a second year of funding from the California Department of Public Health to support this Educational Forum; once again we were provided with funding for another year of two evidence based fall prevention programs – Stepping On and Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance. In addition, this year, we received funding from the Partners in Care Foundation to offer the evidence based fall prevention program Matter of Balance and to implement a modified STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) as a fall risk assess ment tool utilizing first responders. Continue Reading…
EMS Banquet Nominations
Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency is hosting its annual EMS banquet luncheon to honor emergency medical services personnel for their hard work and dedication to the communities they serve. This could be your partner, a nurse or doctor from a hospital, or a private citizen that has taken on a special interest relating to EMS. This years’ celebration luncheon will be Wednesday, October 14th. See the EMS website for more information— www.alcoems.org
Based on some recent developments, it’s the right time to provide you with some follow-up on our EMS system redesign process. There’s a lot of uncertainty floating around our EMS system these days. We feel it too. We’re dealing with some complex and difficult issues that don’t lend themselves to easy fixes. We’re continuing to work on these issues on two tracks. Continue Reading…
Urban Shield is the largest full-scale exercise in the country with the mission to prepare local (and not local) First Responders for mass casualty acts of violence. The EMS Branch exercises the integration of EMS and medical responders with law enforcement to respond to these incidents to mitigate loss of life. This year we also have the opportunity to practice managing a treatment area of a large MCI to include triage, re-triage, treatment, reassessment, patient tracking, patient distribution and transport ingress/egress considerations.
The EMS Agency is in the process of choosing a consultant to help with EMS system redesign, development of a new RFP for a provider(s) and the negotiation of the resulting contract.
Those who are interested in reading about what we’re looking for with regard to that process are invited to review the consultant RFP documents here.
For those who wish to skip the detailed legal language regarding the selection process itself, information on the basic tenets of the EMS system redesign are contained in pages 4 – 10.