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UPDATE #30

Posted 05/07/2020

1)PPE (most current information as of 5/5/20)

Please review this link which has very detailed information

 

https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/getdoc/7f6d1ed0-f205-4f6d-9e1c-98064a9209d0/covid-19-ppe-policy-update-(2).pdf

 

This link gives specific guidelines on extended and reuse guidance for ppe

https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/getdoc/86239830-724d-4f54-abc0-3682c709acb4/202004-9201-gmr-ppe-infographic-flyer_v2.pdf 

 

New CDC return to work guidelines

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/return-to-work.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhealthcare-facilities%2Fhcp-return-work.html

 

NEW INFORMATION FROM GMR 5/4/20DIRECT PATIENT CARE PROVIDERS

•When responding to a call where the patient’s status is suspected or known COVID-19 positive, you should continue to follow thePPEPolicyforKnownorSuspectedCOVID-19Patients.

•For all other requests for service, all responding employees should wear gloves, goggles and a surgical mask.

•When not on calls, wear a surgical mask and maintain appropriate Social (Physical) Distancing as you are moving within the community between calls. We understand normal operations of air, ground, fire responses require crew members/partners to be closely working together less than the standard Social (Physical) Distancing guidelines.

•Caregiver operations personnel will also continue the guidelines to disinfect ambulances and equipment after all patient transports.

 

2)RBFD response updates

a) Crews should only be staging for Redondo Beach Fire responses if they are first on OR if RBF advises you to stage.

b) If RBF is on scene by the time you arrive you can enter the scene and don’t need to stage unless specifically advised otherwise.

c) If you need to stage please park one block out with visual of the address so you can confirm when RBF arrives on scene.

3)On Scene temperatures Please be advised we have had scenarios where field temperatures taken are not consistent with hospital temps. Please do not determine ppe levels off of field temperatures alone. Some thermometers require significant time in the environment before providing accurate readings and is not always possible in an emergency

setting.

4)EMS WEEK SHIRTS

We placed the order today. Thank you everyone that responded. If you did not respond we will most likely have a large short sleeve available for you

 

5)TRIP RECONCILIATION AND TRANSMITTING PCRs

Please transmit your PCRs immediately after completing the call. Do not park them to complete later. It is very important that the call gets transmitted ASAP. In MEDS there is a Report tab at the top that has a Trip Reconciliation Report. At the end of each shift you need to run this report to make sure that you have completed and transmitted all assigned calls for your shift. The report shows total calls assigned, calls completed and calls missing. By running this mandatory report you will know that you have either completed and transmitted every call or that you have calls missing that you need to complete prior to departing your shift.

 

UPDATE #29

Posted 05/05/2020

1)PPE (most current information as of 5/5/20)

Please review this link which has very detailed information

https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/getdoc/7f6d1ed0-f205-4f6d-9e1c-98064a9209d0/covid-19-ppe-policy-update-(2).pdf

 

This link gives specific guidelines on extended and reuse guidance for ppe

https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/getdoc/86239830-724d-4f54-abc0-3682c709acb4/202004-9201-gmr-ppe-infographic-flyer_v2.pdf

 

At minimum you should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory.

 

New CDC return to work guidelines

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/return-to-work.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhealthcare-facilities%2Fhcp-return-work.html

 

2) URGENT MOLDEX N95 SIZE SMALL UPDATE

N95 ACTION REQUIRED BY ALL

a.Everyone please email a copy of your fit test card to jason.rich2@gmr.net, text it to 909-908-0707 or drop a copy off with your supervisor.

b.If you have been fit tested for Moldex size small N95 masks, please contact Jason Rich jason.rich2@gmr.net to be placed on a roster of personnel that will be fit tested for 3m brandand or alternate N95's.

3) NEW INFORMATION FROM GMR 5/4/20

DIRECT PATIENT CARE PROVIDERS

 

•When responding to a call where the patient’s status is suspected or known COVID-19 positive, you should continue to follow thePPEPolicyforKnownorSuspectedCOVID-19Patients.

 

•For all other requests for service, all responding employees should wear gloves, goggles anda surgical mask.

 

•When not on calls, wear a surgical mask and maintain appropriate Social (Physical) Distancing as you are moving within the community between calls. We understand normal operations of air, ground, fire responses require crew members/partners to be closely working together less than the standard Social(Physical) Distancing guidelines.

 

•Caregiver operations personnel will also continue the guidelines to disinfect ambulances and equipment after all patient transports.

4) REQUIRED DAILY TASKS

A. Login into MEDS and check for parked calls. Transmit any call that needs to be transmitted. If a call needs to be deleted, please work with your supervisor to complete it.

B. Check Telestaff to ensure you have punched in and out for any and all shifts you worked.

C. Check Success Factors for any outstanding online courses

D.CAD Orphans (run a MEDS report to match the number of calls to the number of PCRs you have completed

5) CAD ORPHANS

Each shift all calls must be transmitted or set for deletion.If you need a call deleted, please contact your Supervisor.

We have numerous outstanding calls known as"CAD Orphans" in MEDS that need to be completed and transmitted.You must make sure that all of your calls are transmitted before leaving your shift. The Supervisors will be following up on this.

 

To see how many calls you have run and if there are any missing pcrs please login to MEDS, look at Reports, Trip Reconciliation.This will show you your call count and if there are any pcrs missing.

6) SHIFT SPLITS

We are doing all we can to not split units, however it is operationally necessary sometimes. We are doing our best to do the switch prior to shift, or at the beginning of shifts. We will always try and switch the unit in house when possible. However, please note if you are asked to switch it is not a request, it is a work requirement. Failure to split and or refusing to split including going home when told to split is insubordination and is not permissible. Violations are subject to discipline up to and including termination. We have an obligation to each other and the communities we serve.

7) STAY HOME WHEN SICK

If you are not feeling well, please do not come to work. If you start to feel sick at work isolate yourself and notify your sup you need to go home immediately.

 

8) CPR AND SKILLS CLASSES (HQ)

             5/12 Skills - 1000 to 1200

             5/12 CE Classes - 1200 to 1800

             5/14 CPR - 0800 to 1200

9) EMS WEEK TEE SHIRT SIGNUP (UPDATED. MUST RESPOND TODAY) If you haven’t signed up, please sign up today!!!! Cutoff is today 5/5/20

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLJOKE6G_r16-NYM5gdnvpsxWD3khdyWMhmxLP8_HdT7QAXQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

UPDATE #28

 

Posted 05/04/2020 (May the Fourth be with you!)

1)PPE (most current information as of 5/4/20)

Please review this link which has very detailed information

https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/getdoc/7f6d1ed0-f205-4f6d-9e1c-98064a9209d0/covid-19-ppe-policy-update-(2).pdf

 

This link gives specific guidelines on extended and reuse guidance for ppe

https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/getdoc/86239830-724d-4f54-abc0-3682c709acb4/202004-9201-gmr-ppe-infographic-flyer_v2.pdf

 

At minimum you should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory.

 

New CDC return to work guidelines

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/return-to-work.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhealthcare-facilities%2Fhcp-return-work.html

 

2) URGENT MOLDEX N95 SIZE SMALL UPDATE

If you have been fit tested for Moldex size small N95 masks, please contact Jason Rich jason.rich2@gmr.net to be placed on a roster of personnel that will be fit tested for 3m and or alternate N95's next week through AMR. Jason has a list, we need to make sure everyone that uses a small has responded. The first group went last week. Don’t delay, again we have no inbound Moldex small n95’s because of a national shortage.. (updated 4/23/20)

3) REQUIRED DAILY TASKS

A. Login into MEDS and check for parked calls. Transmit any call that needs to be transmitted. If a call needs to be deleted, please work with your supervisor to complete it.

B. Check Telestaff to ensure you have punched in and out for any and all shifts you worked.

C. Check Success Factors for any outstanding online courses

4) SHIFT SPLITS

We are doing all we can to not split units, however it is operationally necessary sometimes. We are doing our best to do the switch prior to shift, or at the beginning of shifts. We will always try and switch the unit in house when possible. However, please note if you are asked to switch it is not a request, it is a work requirement. Failure to split and or refusing to split including going home when told to split is insubordination and is not permissible. Violations are subject to discipline up to and including termination. We have an obligation to each other and the communities we serve.

5) STAY HOME WHEN SICK

If you are not feeling well, please do not come to work. If you start to feel sick at work isolate yourself and notify your sup you need to go home immediately.

 

6) CPR AND SKILLS CLASSES (HQ)

             5/12 Skills - 1000 to 1200

             5/12 CE Classes - 1200 to 1800

             5/14 CPR - 0800 to 1200

7) EMS WEEK TEE SHIRT SIGN UP (UPDATED/POSTPONED)

All locations have been asked to stand down with any celebration plans given the current restrictions in place. We are going to leave the tee shirt link active so we can gather your sizes in anticipation of a future celebration. We are looking at maybe a national shirt later this year once things mellow out. We are sorry for the trouble but it’s a good idea right now.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLJOKE6G_r16-NYM5gdnvpsxWD3khdyWMhmxLP8_HdT7QAXQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

UPDATE #27

Posted 04/29/2020

1) At minimum you should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory.

 

2)URGENT MOLDEX N95 SIZE SMALL UPDATE

If you have been fit tested for Moldex size small N95 masks, please contact Jason Rich jason.rich2@gmr.net to be placed on a roster of personnel that will be fit tested for 3m and or alternate N95’s. We have done a large group so far this week. If you still need to be done please reach out immediately.. (updated 4/29/20)

 

 

3) REQUIRED DAILY TASKS
 

A. Login into MEDS and check for parked calls. Transmit any call that needs to be transmitted. If a call needs to be deleted, please work with your supervisor to complete it.

B. Check Telestaff to ensure you have punched in and out for any and all shifts you worked.

C. Check Success Factors for any outstanding online courses

4) LONG BEACH MEMORIAL

The road barriers to access the ER have been removed. You can now access the ER of Columbia

5) STATION 21

The only crew allowed out of the back of the property during shift is 2105 and that is only to leave for a call and or return from a call. There should be no gathering, talking, playing or any other disturbances from the rear of the property. There should be no loud noise, radio or musical instruments played at this property.

 

 

6)QA SENDBACKS

Please check your emails each day for QA Addendum Notifications.  QA Addendums must be finished within 5 days of the date of the Notification.  Instructions for completion will be in your email.

 

 

7) STATIONS

 

To reduce the number of personnel that access a station, move ups will not be permitted to enter another station during this current health crisis. This is in addition to our current no visitor inside rule. Visitors include friends, family and off duty McCormick personnel (even those stationed at that house). If you have food being brought to you, you must meet the visitor in the parking lot and maintain the approved social distance space.

** Crews will be allowed to post outside stations. If a crew member needs to use the restroom, they will need to contact dispatch prior to entering the building. Crew member will need to clear the building immediately after using the facilities. Crew member should wipe down any areas they touched. Access to a station other than your deployed station without dispatch knowledge and approval prior is prohibited.**

 

8) STAY HOME WHEN SICK

 

If you are not feeling well, please do not come to work. If you start to feel sick at work isolate yourself and notify your sup you need to go home immediately.

 

UPDATE #26

Posted 04/24/2020

 

1) At minimum you should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory.

 

2) URGENT MOLDEX N95 SIZE SMALL UPDATE

If you have been fit tested for Moldex size small N95 masks, please contact Jason Rich jason.rich2@gmr.net to be placed on a roster of personnel that will be fit tested for 3m and or alternate N95's next week through AMR. Jason has a list, we need to make sure everyone that uses a small has responded. The first group went today and we have five days available next week for testing. Don’t delay. (updated 4/23/20)

 

 

3) REQUIRED DAILY TASKS
A. Login into MEDS and check for parked calls. Transmit any call that needs to be transmitted. If a call needs to be deleted, please work with your supervisor to complete it.

B. Check Telestaff to ensure you have punched in and out for any and all shifts you worked.

C. Check Success Factors for any outstanding online courses

4) TWO SETS OF KEYS/LOCK UNIT ON SCENE

All units should have two sets of keys.  If during checkout, you discover your unit is missing one set you must contact your supervisor immediately. Lastly, your unit must be locked on scene. You should never leave your unit unlocked, running or not on scene. Secure the unit and gain access by using your second set of keys.

5) QA SENDBACKS

Please check your emails each day for QA Addendum Notifications.  QA Addendums must be finished within 5 days of the date of the Notification.  Instructions for completion will be in your email.

 

6) STATIONS

 To reduce the number of personnel that access a station, move ups will not be permitted to enter another station during this current health crisis. This is in addition to our current no visitor inside rule. Visitors include friends, family and off duty McCormick personnel (even those stationed at that house). If you have food being brought to you, you must meet the visitor in the parking lot and maintain the approved social distance space.

** Crews will be allowed to post outside stations. If a crew member needs to use the restroom, they will need to contact dispatch prior to entering the building. Crew member will need to clear the building immediately after using the facilities. Crew member should wipe down any areas they touched. Access to a station other than your deployed station without dispatch knowledge and approval prior is prohibited.**

 

7) STAY HOME WHEN SICK

 If you are not feeling well, please do not come to work. If you start to feel sick at work isolate yourself and notify your sup you need to go home immediately.

 

UPDATE #25

Posted 04/22/2020

 

1) At minimum you should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory.

 

2) URGENT MOLDEX N95 SIZE SMALL UPDATE

If you have been fit tested for Moldex size small N95 masks, please contact Jason Rich jason.rich2@gmr.net to be placed on a roster of personnel that will be fit tested for 3m and or alternate N95's next week through AMR. Jason is scheduling people as soon as 4/23 to bet fit tested. If he has not contacted you please send him an email asap.

 

 

3) REQUIRED DAILY TASKS
 

A. Login into MEDS and check for parked calls. Transmit any call that needs to be transmitted. If a call needs to be deleted, please work with your supervisor to complete it.

B. Check Telestaff to ensure you have punched in and out for any and all shifts you worked.

C. Check Success Factors for any outstanding online courses

4) SCHEDUING FAQ

         

How do I request a day off?

A: Shift Trade (Telestaff does not allow trades outside of 30 days), PTO, Virtual Trade (Not Guaranteed) cannot go from 2pt day to 1pt day/ must be within the same pay period, cannot create unnecessary OT. Shift Giveaway, Call Off Unexcused (via landline NOT email).

When will you approve or deny my request(s)?

A: Within 2 weeks of the request or by 1750 the day before.

How do I submit a Same Day Trade?

A: Email scheduling! Telestaff does not allow same day trades Request must be submitted the day before the shift. (SEE SAME DAY TRADE RULES).

Why hasn’t my Shift Giveaway been approved?

A: The person accepting the trade MUST email scheduling. CANNOT drop half shifts due to creating excessive overtime.

How much PTO do I have and how do I submit for PTO?

A: Accurate PTO will be on your most current paycheck stub, submit PTO via Telestaff (minimum 24 hours before start of desired shift). IF you have already called off and need to submit PTO for a previous date, submit request on MeRS within 7 days.

When can I submit my Shift Bid and when will it be approved?

A: 90 Days from when you became an A/O and every payday Wednesday we will review shift bids. Submit your bid via MERs.

I’m testing for a Fire/ Police Department what do I do?

A: Submit official proof of exam or interview via email (practice interviews/exams are not eligible) Shift Giveaway with no points or Virtual Trade with enough staffing and notice. (FOR LIKE HOURS ONLY, 24 FOR 24 OR 12 FOR 12)

How do I submit a Trade/ PTO/ Shift Giveaway?

A: www.mccormickambulance.com > Employee Portal > Password “Code3ForMe” > Documents > Telestaff Guide. The Telestaff Guide has all the info you need. 

How many attendance points do I have?

A: Email jrich@mccormickambulance.com for inquiry.

 I have a question about my schedule who do I talk to?

A: Scheduling! Not dispatch, not your supervisor, not your coworker. Scheduling will have the most accurate information for you. 
 

 

SAME DAY TRADES

  • Same day trades MUST be submitted via scheduling@mccormickambulance.com  

  • Email subject heading MUST state, "SAME DAY TRADE (INSERT DATE)" 

  • Same day trades will NOT be reviewed until the DAY PRIOR TO THE REQUESTED DATE. 

  • Request will be APPROVED or DENIED by 1750 hours day prior to the requested date. 

  • BOTH CREW MEMBERS requesting same day shift swap for like hours (24 FOR 24) OR (12 FOR 12) must email scheduling. 

  • Please do not submit multiple request(s) for the same date.  

 

5) QA SENDBACKS

Please check your emails each day for QA Addendum Notifications.  QA Addendums must be finished within 5 days of the date of the Notification.  Instructions for completion will be in your email.

UPDATE #24

Posted 04/20/2020

 

1) At minimum you should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory.

2) URGENT MOLDEX N95 SIZE SMALL UPDATE

If you have been fit tested for Moldex size small N95 masks, please contact Jason Rich jason.rich2@gmr.net to be placed on a roster of personnel that will be fit tested for 3m and or alternate N95's next week through AMR. Jason has a list, we need to make sure everyone that uses a small has responded. (updated 4/20/20)

 

 

3) REQUIRED DAILY TASKS
A. Login into MEDS and check for parked calls. Transmit any call that needs to be transmitted. If a call needs to be deleted, please work with your supervisor to complete it.

B. Check Telestaff to ensure you have punched in and out for any and all shifts you worked.

C. Check Success Factors for any outstanding online courses

4) EMS WEEK TEE SHIRT SIGN UP (UPDATED/POSTPONED)

All locations have been asked to stand down with any celebration plans given the current restrictions in place. We are going to leave the tee shirt link active so we can gather your sizes in anticipation of a future celebration. We are looking at maybe a national shirt later this year once things mellow out. We are sorry for the trouble but it’s a good idea right now.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLJOKE6G_r16-NYM5gdnvpsxWD3khdyWMhmxLP8_HdT7QAXQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

5) QA SENDBACKS

Please check your emails each day for QA Addendum Notifications.  QA Addendums must be finished within 5 days of the date of the Notification.  Instructions for completion will be in your email.

 

 

6) STATIONS

To reduce the number of personnel that access a station, move ups will not be permitted to enter another station during this current health crisis. This is in addition to our current no visitor inside rule. Visitors include friends, family and off duty McCormick personnel (even those stationed at that house). If you have food being brought to you, you must meet the visitor in the parking lot and maintain the approved social distance space.

** Crews will be allowed to post outside stations. If a crew member needs to use the restroom, they will need to contact dispatch prior to entering the building. Crew member will need to clear the building immediately after using the facilities. Crew member should wipe down any areas they touched. Access to a station other than your deployed station without dispatch knowledge and approval prior is prohibited.**

 

7) DTO/CREW CHIEFS

A great way to get extra money and more importantly help the company and your coworkers out is to apply for one of these positions. We have 3 evocs coming up and will need a ton of driver trainers. The more trainers we have, the faster we get driver status for the newbies and the less splitting everyone has to do in the future. Please see Raul or Luke with any questions.

 

8) STAY HOME WHEN SICK

If you are not feeling well, please do not come to work. If you start to feel sick at work isolate yourself and notify your sup you need to go home immediately.

 

 

UPDATE #23

Posted 04/17/2020

 

1) At minimum you should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory.

2) URGENT MOLDEX N95 SIZE SMALL UPDATE

If you have been fit tested for Moldex size small N95 masks, please contact Jason Rich jason.rich2@gmr.net to be placed on a roster of personnel that will be fit tested for 3m and or alternate N95's next week through AMR. 

 

 

3) REQUIRED DAILY TASKS
 

A. Login into MEDS and check for parked calls. Transmit any call that needs to be transmitted. If a call needs to be deleted, please work with your supervisor to complete it.

B. Check Telestaff to ensure you have punched in and out for any and all shifts you worked.

C. Check Success Factors for any outstanding online courses

 

4) EMS WEEK TEE SHIRT SIGN UP

Please click the link and sign up by this Sunday night (4/19/20). Anyone that does not submit a request will most likely be ordered a large short sleeve. However, no guarantees on the size you receive if you do not sign up.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLJOKE6G_r16-NYM5gdnvpsxWD3khdyWMhmxLP8_HdT7QAXQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

5) QA SENDBACKS

Please check your emails each day for QA Addendum Notifications.  QA Addendums must be finished within 5 days of the date of the Notification.  Instructions for completion will be in your email.

 

 

6) STATIONS

 

To reduce the number of personnel that access a station, move ups will not be permitted to enter another station during this current health crisis. This is in addition to our current no visitor inside rule. Visitors include friends, family and off duty McCormick personnel (even those stationed at that house). If you have food being brought to you, you must meet the visitor in the parking lot and maintain the approved social distance space.

** Crews will be allowed to post outside stations. If a crew member needs to use the restroom, they will need to contact dispatch prior to entering the building. Crew member will need to clear the building immediately after using the facilities. Crew member should wipe down any areas they touched. Access to a station other than your deployed station without dispatch knowledge and approval prior is prohibited.**

 

UPDATE #22

Posted 04/15/2020

 

1)PPE (most current information)

Please review this link which has very detailed information

https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/getdoc/7f6d1ed0-f205-4f6d-9e1c-98064a9209d0/covid-19-ppe-policy-update-(2).pdf

 

This link gives specific guidelines on extended and reuse guidance for ppe

https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/getdoc/86239830-724d-4f54-abc0-3682c709acb4/202004-9201-gmr-ppe-infographic-flyer_v2.pdf

 

At minimum you should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory.

 

2) REQUIRED DAILY TASKS
 

A. Login into MEDS and check for parked calls. Transmit any call that needs to be transmitted. If a call needs to be deleted, please work with your supervisor to complete it.

B. Check Telestaff to ensure you have punched in and out for any and all shifts you worked.

C. Check Success Factors for any outstanding online courses

3) STRYKER WIPES

The Stryker wipes have been permitted for use again. Please do not mix chemicals when you are cleaning. If you are using the Stryker wipes for cleaning, please follow the rules on the bottle for Rhinovirus (Type 14) in order for it to apply for Covid cleaning. As with all cleaning products, allow the required wet contact time for the cleaner to do its job. Do not wipe it or touch it before the required cleaning time.

 

 

UPDATE #21

Posted 04/14/2020

  1. PPE (most current information)

Please review this link which has very detailed information

https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/getdoc/7f6d1ed0-f205-4f6d-9e1c-98064a9209d0/covid-19-ppe-policy-update-(2).pdf

 

This link gives specific guidelines on extended and reuse guidance for ppe

https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/getdoc/86239830-724d-4f54-abc0-3682c709acb4/202004-9201-gmr-ppe-infographic-flyer_v2.pdf

 

At minimum you should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory.

  1. SCHEDULING (DEPLOYMENT SUPERVISORS)

Scheduling hours are from 0700-1900 daily. If you need to contact scheduling you can either call and leave a voicemail (310-219-1779 ext 128) or by email (mccormick.scheduling@amr.net). If you call and do not leave a voicemail they will not be able to respond.

 

4.     RAIN IS OVER

Please make sure your units are clean inside and out! Present our best image.

 

  1. DAILY TASK

    Every day both crew members must perform the following tasks

     

    1. Login into MEDS and check for parked calls. Transmit any call that needs to be transmitted. If a call needs to be deleted, please work with your supervisor to complete it.

    2. Check Telestaff to ensure you have punched in and out for any and all shifts you worked.

    3. Check Success Factors for any outstanding online courses

 

UPDATE #20

Posted 04/11/2020

At minimum you should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory. 

 

 

GARDENA MEMORIAL (MHG) UPDATE

As of this past Monday we opened up our two different entrances to our ED. One is Green (non COVID 19 or PUI) and one is Purple (PUI or COVID 19). We will no longer be transitioning care outside our ambulance bay.

  • If the patient is deemed to go to the Green Zone, once the EMS crews arrive they will be screened by our screening tent RN (patient and crew) prior to allowing them to enter the Green Zone. Our screening RN will offer them a surgical mask if they aren't wearing a mask already. The Green Zone entrance is through the patio entrance (next to the ambulance doors) and then through the Decon shower into our ED.

  • If the patient is deemed to go to the Purple Zone, the EMS crew will push the alert button next to the ambulance bay and our staff will open the doors. They will keep their PPE on and deliver the patient to the assigned bed. They can doff their PPE outside the ambulance bay as they have been doing in the past.

 

SCHEDULING (DEPLOYMENT SUPERVISORS)

Scheduling hours are from 0700-1900 daily. If you need to contact scheduling you can either call and leave a voicemail (310-219-1779 ext 128) or by email (mccormick.scheduling@amr.net). If you call and do not leave a voicemail they will not be able to respond.

 

RAIN

Please remember to always have a rain blanket on your gurney. It should be used to cover the clean empty gurney to prevent it from getting wet, and to be placed on top of patients to prevent them from also getting wet. If you need a blanket lease contact your field supervisor

 

DAILY REQUIRMENTS

Every day both crew members must perform the following tasks

 

    1. Login into MEDS and check for parked calls. Transmit any call that needs to be transmitted. If a call needs to be deleted, please work with your supervisor to complete it.

    2. Check Telestaff to ensure you have punched in and out for any and all shifts you worked.

    3. Check Success Factors for any outstanding online courses

 

UPDATE #19

Posted 04/09/2020

QA Addendum Notifications will be emailed out at the start of each week.

If you receive a notification email please complete the required QA information as soon    as possible.

Please follow the instructions below:

 

To do an addendum please do the following:

 

Login to MEDS

Go to FIND

for Type of call hit TRANSMITTED

You should see all of your Transmitted calls

Pick the call listed in the email.  Hit EDIT PCR

An addendum page will pop up.  Fill out the requested information and submit.

 

If the call is over 30 days old you will not see it in MEDS any longer and must use a paper QA Addendum Form located at your station.  Fill out the form and put it in the station mail box for pick up.

 

 CREW CHIEFS

 St 8, 9 and 12 have openings. Please apply if interested.

PARKED CALL PROCESS:

          

1. Each crew member must login.

2. Go to FIND at the top of the page.

3. Hit FIND, the next thing that pops up is type of call -  pick PARKED

4. Hit FIND PCRS on the lower right side of the screen.

5. Any PARKED calls will pop up.  You must either complete and transmit the call or put     DELETE in the case# so that admin can delete the call.

6. Once all calls have been completed by you, If you have any that need to be deleted please contact your field supervisor who will have to login as an administrator and delete the calls.

PPE Update: Guidance for Reuse and Extended Use of N95 Masks

COVID-19: Things You Need to Know - April 7, 2020

 

Los Angeles County EMS COVID-19 Updates

 

UPDATE #18

Posted 04/07/2020

ePCRS, LOGGING IN AND PARKED CALLS:

Please remember to check for PARKED calls at the beginning of each shift.  Every on duty caregiver must login, hit FIND, type of call hit PARKED, then FIND PCRS.  All of the PARKED PCRs will come up for your login. Once you see those calls, either complete and TRANSMIT any call or add DELETE as the CASE # and then notify your Supervisor that you have PARKED calls needing deletion. You must have these all completed by 12PM. You should not be parking calls during your regular shift. They should be completed and exported.

 

STATIONS:

Guests are not allowed during this outbreak. If you have someone who is bringing you food you must meet them outside and should maintain distance. If you are getting off shift you must leave at shift change when your relief arrives. This is to limit the number of personnel in the station. All of your bedding and uniforms should be removed from the station daily. You should also clean your used areas prior to departure.

 

UPDATE #17

Posted 04/06/2020

Thank you all for your hard work. We know this has been a difficult time period for our industry. You are a vital part of keeping the community safe. We will get through this in time and it will be because of the dedication of healthcare workers like yourselves. Here is today’s QR update 

 

1) PPE

You should be wearing gloves, N95 and goggles during all patient contacts. If there is a fluid risk which includes aerosolized treatments you should be including gowns. If you do not have the necessary equipment you should be out of service. If you run a call without the proper equipment you have not followed company procedures. It is your responsibility to make sure you are monitoring your unit inventory. 

 

2)DECON

You should be thoroughly cleaning your ambulance after every call with your pro tech solution. Make sure to adhere to the wet contact time. If you have a confirmed patient, a highly suspected patient or aerosolized treatments were performed you need to contact your supervisor for fogging availability

 

3) SOCIAL DISTANCING

Stations with multiple crews should limit group gatherings. Meals and living room time should be staggered to eliminate group gatherings. 

 

4) DO NOT COME TO WORK SICK

If you are feeling under the weather, have a runny nose, sore throat, fever or any other type of ailment do not come to work. Please call off. If you experience any illness while at work separate  yourself and contact your sup to go home.  

 

5) STATION CLEANLINESS

You should be cleaning your stations daily. Clean high contact areas multiple times throughout the day. 

 

6) NEW UNITS

We are getting four new units. Danny will be scheduling them for their permanent homes. We are slowly but surely heading towards a total red fleet. 306 our most recent new one was a replacement for 213. The four new ones will be replacing four reserve units that have not been identified yet. 

PPE Update: Guidance for Reuse and Extended Use of N95 Masks

 

UPDATE #16

Posted 04/04/2020

 

ALL BLS TRANSPORTS TO SFH WILL REQUIRE THE CREW TO CALL IN AHEAD OF TIME TO GIVE THEM THE CC (OR A QUICK REPORT).

SFH MEDIC LINE: 310-603-2611

CVH HAS REQUESTED FOR CREWS TO NOT IDLE IN THEIR PARKING LOT DUE TO INTERFERING WITH THEIR COVID TESTING TENTS.