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Nor-Cal EMS Mission Statement

Nor-Cal EMS Promotes and Oversees Quality Emergency Medical Services Through Leadership, Innovation, and Collaboration with the Communities We Serve.

We are Northern California EMS, Inc. also known as Nor-Cal EMS, serving the counties of Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra, and Trinity.

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What's New?

July 1, 2019 - Clarification of Air Medical Policy

This shall stand as Policy and this Memorandum shall be incorporated into the Policy Binder next update. When there are multiple Air Medical Providers in a designated Nor-Cal EMS Air Region (to include all Counties of Nor-Cal EMS) a rotation shall be followed for scene calls (911 calls). Read more...

June 18, 2019 - Replacement of Dopamine with Push Dose Epinephrine for Hypotension

Effective Immediately: In the Nor-Cal EMS Policies and Procedures Manual we will be replacing the Utilization of Dopamine Infusion for Hypotension/Shock with Push Dose Epinephrine use. Over time we (Nor-Cal EMS) will continue changing the verbiage in the Policy Manual to reflect this change. Read more...

The Policies & Protocols Are Online

The Policies & Protocols have been revamped so that access is very quick and reponsive.

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Policy Update

The policy update cycle is in motion. As we update our policies, we are striving to simplify. We are combining many BLS and ALS policies into single BLS/ALS policies. We are converting text to algorithms. We feel this will reduce the overall size and complexity of the policies. Click HERE for a look at the new BLS/ALS combined policies.

Fee Schedule Update

The updated fee schedule at Nor-Cal EMS is effective July 1, 2017. Download the new fee schedule HERE.

Visit Our Web Page on Training Opportunities in Our Region

We have highlighted in yellow a left sidebar navigation item called Training Opportunities to help you quickly find new training opportunites for Continuing Education Units. This is where we list the training opportunities provided by the provider agencies in our region.

MAC Run & Article Review Webcasts Available for CEs

We have the following Medical Advisory Committee Run Reviews & article reviews available for CEs:

Free Webcasts Available for CEs Thru HPP Funding

These are free (or very low cost to support the website) webcasts developed in part by a grant from HPP.

  • HAvBED and MCI Event Training with EMResource
    Dr. Eric Rudnick demonstrates the importance of EMResource and being able to respond to events, queries, and polls; demonstrates how to respond to a HAvBED event in EMResource; and demonstrates responding to a MCI (Multiple Casualty Incident) event in EMResource.
  • MCI Plan Manual 2 - Patient Distribution Overview
    Mark Beldon discusses the Patient Distribution Manual 2 which outlines a plan under the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for the distribution of patients during a multi or mass casualty incident within an Operational Area or within multiple Operational Areas in the Mutual Aid Region and to destinations outside the Mutual Aid Region.
  • Mass Casualty Incident Field Operations
    Mark Beldon presents an overview of the Office of Emergency Services Region 3 Mass Casualty Incident Plan Manual 1 and an overview of Manual 2 - Patient Distribution.

2016 NSPC Webcasts Available for CEs

We have the following 12th Annual North State Pre-Hospital Conference Webcasts available for CEs:

  • Airway Management for the Pre-Hospital Professional
    Dr. King reviews airway anatomy; defines the goals of airway management; discusses the tools of the trade; covers a systematic approach to airway management; and discusses special considerations with the management of burn patients.
  • Visual Odyssey in Emergency Medicine Services
    Dr. Rudnick presents a very wide variety of the types of injuries, illnesses, and oddities that one might encounter working in the field of emergency medicine. Being a visual presentation of this nature, it may not be suitable for all ages. If you are considering becoming an emergency medical responder, technician, paramedic, or nurse, this should provide a little idea of what you might encounter.

2015 Spring NSPC Webcasts Available for CEs

We have the following 2015 Spring North State Pre-Hospital Conference Webcasts available for CEs:

Ebola Hotline

CDPH has created a Public Hotline for Ebola

2014 Fall NSPC Webcasts Available for CEs

We have the following 2014 Fall North State Pre-Hospital Conference Webcasts available for CEs:

  • Ebola 101 - Update for EMS System Stakeholders
    Dr. Rudnick covers many topics including basic Ebola facts regarding the disease, symptoms, the transmission of Ebola, worldwide outbreak and case counts, demographics, and risk assessment. He also covers how we are preparing as well as the new PPE guidelines.
  • The Sticky Truth About Bakken Crude Webcast
    Gerry Gray provides crucial information to EMS personnel regarding the potential dangers involved with the transportation of approximately 3 millions gallons of Crude Oil at a time through our cities by railroad and how they should be prepared and respond.
  • Butane Honey Oil
    Mike Fischer discusses what butane honey oil (BHO) is and its various forms - as honey oil, weed oil, budder, dabs, concentrate, wax, ear wax, amber glass, and shatter - and their THC levels. He discusses how it is made - both open and closed extraction methods.
  • EMS Response to Crime Scenes
    Bob Bryant discusses what a crime scene is, priorities at a crime scene, and how to recognize and preserve evidence at crime scenes including proper handling of physical evidence, forensic evidence, circumstantial evidence, eyewitness evidence, and direct evidence.

Infectious Disease - Ebola Virus

Ebola is an often-fatal disease and care is needed when coming in direct contact with a recent traveler from a country with an Ebola outbreak that has symptoms that may be caused by Ebola. New guidance available from the CDC.

Nor-Cal EMS Training Webcasts Available for CEs

We have the following Nor-Cal EMS Training Webcasts available for CEs:

  • EMS at a Quality Crossroads
    Dr. Rudnick introduces the subject of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Kara Davis takes you to where the rubber meets the road.

Note: Some of the above documents may be in Adobe PDF format.
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