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UPDATE #044

(Just the newest information)

Posted 07/09/2020

1)MDC

We are removing the mapping feature at this time. All calls must be mapped by your Thomas guide. Do not use a phone or any other electronic device to map you.

 

The MDC has a feature that allows you to update all stages during a call. Please utilize the technology and help reduce radio traffic

2) CALLS

Dispatch will read out a call during dispatch. You must respond by giving the full address you were just dispatched to. Do not “copy” a call that you did not read back. This guarantees you received the right information during dispatch.

 

Also, you must have your pager and Nextel on you at all times on shift. You must always be able to hear the pager and nextel while on shift.

 

3) MASKS

We are seeing a lot of non-compliance with face coverings from our caregivers. Face coverings in public are mandatory in the state of California. It’s also mandated by McCormick that you should always have a face covering on while on duty (actively eating and sleeping are the only times your face covering can be removed). CDC guidelines say that ALL of us wearing a face covering is one of the most effective ways to stop the transmission of COVID19. Remember, the face coverings are a sign of respect for your fellow employees and the community we serve. A N95 helps YOU not be exposed by patients. You wearing a face covering will help your partners and station mates not contract COVID19 if you are an asymptomatic carrier.

We will hold those that are non-compliant accountable. 1st time offenders will receive a friendly reminder from the supervisor to wear a mask. A second infraction on the same shift and or future offenses may result in suspension from duty without pay and or additional disciplinary steps including termination.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING. YOUR FACE COVERING MUST COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH IN ORDER TO BE COMPLIANT WITH OUR RULES. We provide surgical/procedure masks for free, or you are free to use a plain cloth mask of your choosing.

4) CF NUMBERS

You must get a CF number from every county call. County has a new pcr program. If you are struggling to get a cf number from the fire team you are running with, please remind them the number generates after they “post” the call. Please make sure the number you are inputting on our pcr includes the CF

5) DO NOT COME TO WORK SICK!!!!

Please make sure you are always monitoring yourself for Covid-19 signs and symptoms. If you have any of the following DO NOT COME TO WORK. If you develop any of these symptoms below please isolate immediately and contact your on duty supervisor, Luke Thompson 909-702-1935 or Mike Jones 909-908-0707 for assistance

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

6)STATION ENTRANCE

You must check in using the “FAST” qr code before you enter the building at start of shift. You must check your temp and answer the questions prior to being near another employee and prior to entering past the check in table. If you answer yes to any questions you need to isolate immediately and contact your supervisor. We will be checking for compliance

ONGOING DAILY INFO

(Important info that has not changed from the last Quick Response update)

1)PPE (URGENT NEW PATIENT GUIDELINES updated 5/13/20)

The following update is in regard to PPE for all HCP’s within 6 feet of a patient. Please follow these guidelines and remember, hand washing and ambulance decon procedures using company approved disinfectant (Pro-Tech) should be utilized after all patient contacts/transports. Utilize the ambulance fogger for confirmed COVID positive and or suspected COVID patients when available. Contact your on-duty supervisor for fogging guidelines.

HERE ARE LACoFD EXPECTATIONS :

•Due to known community spread, ALL patients both medical and trauma shall be considered COVID positive. Any response to a group home (homeless shelter, convalescent home, jails, etc.), minimize first responder entry and all personnel entering the facility shall wear surgical mask, goggles, and gloves, at minimum, regardless of social distancing or separation.

•Surgical mask for the patient. Best way to reduce your exposure

•N95 (preferred) or surgical mask for all routine patient contacts

•N95 required for all aerosolizing procedures

•Gown (new standard for ALL patients)

•Double gloves

•Eye protection

•Large biohazard/trash bags and disinfectant wipes
 

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

 

2) COVID SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Please make sure you are always monitoring yourself for Covid-19 signs and symptoms. If you have any of the following DO NOT COME TO WORK. Contact Luke 909-702-1935 or Mike Jones 909-908-0707 for assistance if you have any of the symptoms listed below. We will refer you to the nurse navigational tools for evaluation.


 

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fever

Chills

Muscle pain

Sore throat

New loss of taste or smell


3)WHAT IF YOU TRANSPORTED A CONFIRMED OR SUSPECTED COVID PATIENT?

Please go to this link and fill out the questionnaire after every suspected or confirmed patient. Please forward the questionnaire responses to lucas.thompson@gmr.net


https://integratedservices.amr.net/covid19/
 

 

4) PHONE CALLS FROM MIKE JONES AND OR BRIAN SHISHIDO

If you get a phone call from Brian and or Mike it most likely means you have transported a confirmed Covid patient. McCormick reaches out to all crew members involved in a call to notify them. We give the end date of when to look for symptoms (14 days from exposure) and we also email a MAST tool link to be completed by the caregiver. Here is the link if you don’t check your email or didn’t locate it. https://integratedservices.amr.net/covid19/

5) CALLS THAT NEED TO BE DELETED

Please do not park calls that need to be deleted. Just put DELETE in the case number box and leave the call on the device. The supervisor will go in as an administrator and delete the call from the device.

6)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.

 

If you experience anything below isolate immediately. Do not go to work or remain at work.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fever

Chills

Muscle pain

Sore throat

New loss of taste or smell

7) 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

8) MASKS

Masks are mandatory throughout your shift unless you are actively eating or sleeping. You can use a personal plain cloth mask or you can use a surgical procedure mask supplied by us.

9) SOCIAL MEDIA

WANT TO BE ON McCORMICKS SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES?

Please text any cool shots you have to 909-908-0707 with your name for credit to be considered. They must be pictures you own that you are releasing to McCormick to use. They must all be policy abiding (uniform, masks and not while on an active call). If you prefer email send the pic to mjones@gmr.net

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