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Communications / Dispatch
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Public Information and Education
System Management
Transportation
Communications / Dispatch

EMS Dispatch Policies and Procedures- 01/01/2015 (726K PDF)
EIDS Directive (59K PDF) Rev. 7/22/2015
911 Response to Hospitals (472K PDF) 3/18/2015

Data / Quality Improvement
Complaint Form/Request for EMS Investigation  (PDF)
Investigation Process  (PDF)
TEC Investigation Request Form  (PDF)
Patient Medical Record Security and Privacy Policies & Procedures  (206K PDF)
Patient Care Record Policy, 08/02/2013  (PDF)
    Kern County Ambulance Report form  (PDF)
EOA Ambulance Provider Monthly Data Reporting Tool template  (Excel spreadsheet)
RPDTOE - Hospital Data Collection Tool template  (Excel spreadsheet)
Ambulance Provider QA Data Collection Tool template  (Excel spreadsheet)
ED Status Website Validation Tool for MICNs  (Excel spreadsheet)
EMS Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) (798K PDF) 05/15/2015
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Disaster
Emergency Plan - Annex B4   (8,622K PDF)
Mark-1 Kit Self-Administration   (449K PDF)
Kern Operational Area Chempack Deployment   (330K PDF)
Disaster Data Form  (PDF)
Emerging Infectious Disease Response Plan (184K PDF)
Emerging Infectious Disease Response Plan Directive (58K PDF) Rev. 7/22/2015
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Hospital / Specialty Care
Ambulance Destination/E.D. Status Policies  (228K PDF)
  Appendix One - Ambulance Destination Decision Model
  Appendix Two - Hospital E.D. Overload Scale
  Appendix Three - Hospital E.D. Status Web Site Procedures
  Appendix Four - Maximum Ambulance Off-load Times at Hospital
  Appendix Five - Criteria for Off-loading Patients to Waiting Room at Hospital
  Appendix Six - Field Guide to Ambulance Destination Policy
  CMS Ruling: Parking patients violates EMTALA  (PDF)
  Appropriate Use of EMS Dept On-call Staff  (PowerPoint)
  Appropriate Use of EMS Dept On-call Staff  (169K PDF)
  ReddiNet MCI Module Review/Instructions  (PDF)
Stroke System of Care  01/15/2015 (655kb PDF)
STEMI System of Care Policy  (578k PDF)
    Transfer Flowchart  (228k PDF)
    Kern County STEMI Contact List  (21k PDF)
    STEMI Transfer Sheet  (20k PDF)
Impact Report - Mercy Westside ED Closure  (450 PDF)
Pediatric Receiving Center Designation Policy  (360K PDF) Effective 8/14/2015
Trauma Policies
Trauma Policies and Procedures (829K PDF) Eff. 07/01/2015
    Care Ambulance Catchment Area Map  (271K PDF)
    Delano Ambulance Catchment Area Map  (109K PDF)
    Hall Ambulance Catchment Area Map  (651K PDF)
    Kern Ambulance Catchment Area Map  (185K PDF)
    Liberty Ambulance Catchment Area Map  (197K PDF)
2013 Trauma Plan Update  (PDF)
2013 EMSA Trauma Plan Approval  (PDF)
2014 Trauma Plan Update (PDF)
2014 EMSA Trauma Plan Approval (PDF)
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Personnel / Training
EMT-I
EMT Provider Policy- 12/01/2014 (528K PDF)
EMT Protocols Effective 7/1/2015 (936K PDF)
EMT-I First Responder Protocols  (PDF)
EMT-I Denial, Revocation, and Discipline Standards  (PDF)
Paramedic
ALS First Responder and Assmt. Unit 08/15/2014 (161K PDF)
Wildland Fire/Mutual Aid Paramedic Authorization Process - 9/6/2011  (PDF)
Paramedic First Responder CCFD 08/15/2014 (156K PDF)
Haz-Mat/Tech Rescue BCFD 8/15/2014 (166K PDF)
Paramedic First Responder KCFD - Pine Mountain Club 08/15/2014 (219K PDF)
Paramedic Skills Verfication Policies and Procedures  (301K PDF)
Paramedic Treatment Protocol Effective 07/01/2015 (1.12M PDF)
Paramedic Treatment Protocol Effective 09/01/2015 (1.14M PDF)
Specialty Programs
Fireline Paramedic Policies and Procedures 08/15/2014 (147K PDF)
ALS Boat Medic Policy  (244K PDF)
ALS Bike Medic 08/15/2014 (153K PDF)
BLS Bike Medic  (42K PDF)
BLS Bike Form  (PDF)
Prehospital Continuing Education Policies and Procedures  (215K PDF)
Determination of Death Policies  (PDF)
Public Safety AED Policy  (424K PDF)
Public Safety First Aid Optional Skill Policy Effective 06/01/2015 (343K PDF)
NREMT Transition Course Approval Policy   (529K PDF)
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Public Information and Education
Ambulance Rates Process  (PDF)
Ambulance Rates / Maximum Charges  (PDF) Updated July 1, 2015
    Allowable Fuel Surcharge  (PDF)
Layperson AED Policy  (365K PDF)
D.N.R. Guidelines (1.5 MB PDF)
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System Management
Kern County EMS System Design Plan
  EMS Plan - Update 2007  (2.93 MB PDF)
  Minimum Standards for MCO Referral to 911  (PDF)
  Scene Control Policy  (161K PDF)
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Transportation
MICU Ground Policies 08/15/2014 (146K PDF)
    MICU Inspection Record  (PDF)
    Mag Sulfate shortage   04/13/2015 (407K PDF)
Ambulance Destination/E.D. Status Policies  (228K PDF)
  Appendix One - Ambulance Destination Decision Model
  Appendix Two - Hospital E.D. Overload Scale
  Appendix Three - Hospital E.D. Status Web Site Procedures
  Appendix Four - Maximum Ambulance Off-load Times at Hospital
  Appendix Five - Criteria for Off-loading Patients to Waiting Room at Hospital
  Appendix Six - Field Guide to Ambulance Destination Policy
Ambulance Ordinance 8.12  (1380K PDF)
    Ordinance Interpretation - Specialty Care Transports  (PDF)
Ambulance Performance Standards  (5.2MB PDF)
AMR-Kings Mutual Aid  (PDF)
EMS Aircraft
Rotor-wing Air Ambulance Performance Standards  (PDF)
BLS Rescue Aircraft Policies & Procedures  (153K PDF)
EMS Aircraft Dispatch-Response-Utilization Policies  (131K PDF)
EMS Aircraft Dispatch Map - Trauma  (256 PDF)
EMS Aircraft MICU Policies & Procedures  (50K PDF)
AIR-44 Memo and Operational Plan (1.02M PDF)
Directives
Air Ambulance Medical Flight Crew Minimum Standard  (PDF)
Behavioral & Psychiatric Emergencies - 8/25/2008  (PDF)
Hospital Helipad Coordination Directive  (PDF)
Helicopter Landing Prohibition - Mercy Hospital  (PDF)
Authorizing Mutual Aid Paramedics - 9/6/2011  (PDF)
Trauma Policies - TAO Directive  (PDF)
Vehicle Accidents with Unknown Details  (PDF)
Second-in Air Ambulance List  (434k PDF)
Third Party EMD - "Rescue Alert"  (747k PDF)
Temporary Ativan Removal Directive - 12/23/2014 (PDF)
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