EMS System Memos
The EMS Agency periodically issues clarification to existing policies and treatment guidelines, or provides specific direction regarding issues that are currently facing the EMS system. The documents contained on this page are the most current information from the EMS Agency and will be in effect as of the date issued and continue until changed or incorporated into standard policies and treatment guidelines.
If there are any questions regarding these documents, please contact the EMS Agency for clarification at 925-646-4690 or by submitting an EMS Event Report.
||This memo describes the process for scheduling ambulance inspections that are not related to a permit renewal.
||Annual 4th Quarter Training.
||Interfacility Transport (IFT) Field Treatment Guidelines.
||2019 EMS Policy and Field Treatment Guidelines Public Comment.
||ePOLST Registry Pilot - What You Need to Know.
||Approval of Optional Skills for CHP Personnel.
||This memo describes the ePOLST Registry Pilot in Contra Costa County.
||This memo included changes under Section III: Responsibilities of Law Enforcement.
||This memo introduces CPR – Highly Defined (CPR-HD) and the subsequent approved pre-hospital pilot study.
||This memo advises stakeholders that the ResQPOD impedance threshold device (ITD) is sun setting on January 1, 2018.
||This memo clarifies when pre-hospital providers may access dialysis fistulas/grafts.
||This memo advises stakeholders of the Triage and Tracking Exercise (Phase I) completion. Provider agencies are no longer required to fill-out triage tags and/or enter triage tag numbers into ReddiNet.
||This memo outlines changes that are required on or before December 31, 2017 for cardiac monitors to align with 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care.
||This memo documents the elimination of the EMS-6 form from Policy 4008 - Infectious Disease Precautions and Exposure Management.
||This memo addresses new State EMT regulations and changes to the EMT Skills verification form. These changes go into effect on July 1, 2017.
||This memo outlines changes to Policy 4002. As of this date, Kaiser Richmond's "Directed Destination" process no longer includes "Black" status and Kaiser Richmond can accept emergency "Code 3" traffic at any time.
||Request for CE Course, Class or Activity Adverstisement
||This memo provides guidance on implementation of California AB 15, the ‘End of Life Act’. This law becomes effective June 9, 2016.
||This memo provides guidance on Code 3 operations for non-emergency ambulance providers during inter-facility transports and that it is the driver’s responsibility to make the determination whether to transport or respond Code 3.
||This memo provides guidance on Code 3 operations for hospital personnel to clarify that it is the ambulance crew responsibility to make the determination whether to transport or respond Code 3 and not the sending or receiving facility.