The revised EMS Treatment Guidelines are now availble and will be effective January 1, 2013.
According to data compiled from the first six months of 2012, someone who experiences cardiac arrest in Napa County is much more likely to survive:Our out‐of‐hospital cardiac arrest survival rate for January 1 through June 30 was 31%, well above the national average of 5% to 7%.
The EMS Agency is pleased to welcome Mr. Sam Barnett to Public Health as he fills the role of EMS Administrator.
Sam has worked for private and public ambulances services in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda and San Francisco counties during the 1980’s. He spent the following ten years as an EMS and safety consultant in Thailand and Indonesia. As a technical adviser for an international mining corporation, he managed remote site clinics and occupational safety programs in Irian Jaya, New Guinea. He returned to the US in 1998 and worked as an EMS Specialist for Napa County, Project Manager for Solano County EMS and EMS Coordinator for the Mendocino County office of the Coastal Valleys EMS Region. For the past three years Sam has been the EMS Administrator for San Mateo County.
Napa County EMS recieves new patch/logo!
The winner for the Napa County EMS Agency patch designer contest was Diana Jex-Weese. As the contest winner Diana was presented with an IPad which was donated by AMR.
This patch design is much more than a logo...it's an identity that represents the body of Napa County EMS. Great job Diana!
Napa County EMS Annual Report - Released
2011 was an exciting and important year for Napa County EMS. Most notably, a state-mandated competitive selection process resulted in the award of a new EMS ambulance franchise contract. The new contract has already resulted in unprecedented enhancements in EMS for county residents, workers, and visitors. Napa transitioned from the Coastal Valleys EMS region to its own, separate local EMS agency. New personnel were recruited and the EMS Agency implemented a range of state-of-the-art clinical policies and procedures, a comprehensive quality management program, and innovative training opportunities. For more information, please visit the document above.
1 hour of free continuing education!
Napa County EMS Presents: Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Training - "I believe that you will find the video to be eye-opening and evidence-based. The last ten (10) minutes, frankly, are shocking"... Dr. James Pointer
Dr. Brent Myers is the medical director for Wake County (North Carolina) EMS. He is a well-known, published, and respected EMS leader. Several weeks ago, he gave a talk for AMR's "e-grand rounds" series. Dr. Myers' remarks embody our effort and philosophy in the treatment of cardiac arrest. The EMS Agency is asking each of you view the video of Dr. Myers' presentation. Please contact your EMS chief/coordinator for additional information.
Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Management Plan (Plan) - Released
The MCI Plan is designed to provide guidance to assist emergency response personnel in ensuring adequate and coordinated efforts to minimize loss of life, disabling injuries, and human suffering within the County of Napa by providing effective emergency medical assistance. Click here to view the MCI - Operations and Management training document
The updated/revised EMS Treatment Guidelines are now available online and will be effective Feb. 1, 2012.
As of Oct. 1, 2011, Napa County patients aged 15 years and older who require Neurosurgical Services shall be transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center. Any neurosurgical patient aged 15 years and older transported outside of Napa County will require base hospital direction.
Effective immediately all Napa County first responder agencies shall utilize the Disaster Medical Service (DMS) Triage Tags for any incident where there are three (3) or more transport resources utilized.
Cardiac Arrest Data
EMS Annual Report
Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Training
Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Management Plan (Plan)