Committees
Emergency Medical Care Committee (EMCC)
The EMCC is dedicated to assuring optimal prehospital care and improving the quality of the emergency
medical care delivery system in the County of San Luis Obispo on matters relating to local emergency medical
services.  The EMCC meets the third Thursday of every other month and is open to the public.
Clinical Advisory Subcommittee
The Clinical Advisory Subcommittee advises the EMS Agency Medical Director on the following items:
  • Patient treatment protocols
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Patient destination policies
  • Initial certification
  • EMT initial and refresher training
  • Continuing Education and the Field Training Officers Program
The Clinical Advisory Subcommittee meets on the second Tuesday every other month and is open to the public.
Operations Subcommittee
The Operations Subcommittee is responsible for the following EMS system components:
  • Non-Clinical Training
  • Dispatch including personnel, equipment and training
  • Medical disaster preparedness
  • Communications
  • Transportation/response
  • Medical facilities
  • Certification policies a
  • Public information and education
  • Mobile equipment
  • Standard Operating Procedures development and recommendations
The Operations Subcommittee meets the first Thursday of every other month and is open to the public.  
Emergency Medical Dispatch Work Group
The EMD work group is made up of representatives from the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the county that participate in the County EMD
program.  This group is responsible for QI review of EMD calls, reviewing the EMD Guide Cards to ensure they are accurate and up to date and to
provide feedback to the EMS Agency when EMD system problems are discovered. The EMD Work Group is
not open to the public and meets every
other month. EMS Agency staff liaison Vince Pierucci
Quality Improvement Work Group
The Quality Improvement Work Group, functioning under the direction and supervision of the EMS Agency Medical Director or designee, is responsible to
advise on QI activities and system-wide QI issues in accordance with EMS Agency policies and procedures and California Evidence Code Section 1157.
The Quality Improvement Work Group is
not open to the public and meets every other month. EMS Agency staff liaison Kathy Collins.
STEMI System Work Group
STEMI Work Group is a multidisciplinary group comprised of representative from the STEMI Receiving Center(s), STEMI Referral Hospitals,community
physicians, and prehospital agencies.  The objective of the work group is to evaluate and improve the process and the outcome of the following system
components:
  • Compliance with applicable regulations
  • Public information, education and cardiac health programs
  • Receive information regarding the STEMI system and cardiac care from providers, hospitals, the medical community and public
The STEMI Work Group is not open to the public and meets quarterly.  EMS Agency staff liaison Kathy Collins
Trauma System Work Group
Trauma System Work Group is a multidisciplinary group comprised of representatives from the Trauma and public consumer.  The objective of
the work group is to evaluate and improve the process and the outcome of trauma care in
the County of SLO EMS System. The group advises the EMS Agency on the following trauma system components:
  • Development and modification of the County of SLO Trauma Plan, policies and procedures
  • The evaluation of trauma center designation(s)
  • System performance evaluation through data collection and quality improvement programs
  • Compliance with applicable regulations
  • Public information, education and injury prevention programs
  • Receive information regarding the trauma system and trauma care from providers, hospitals, the medical community and public
The Trauma System Work Group is not open to the public and meets every other month. EMS Agency staff liaison Kathy Collins.
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DIVISION
Working to assure that our county’s residents and visitors receive optimal prehospital care on a daily basis and protection during public health emergencies.
Ambulance Performance and Operations Committee (APOC)
The purpose of this Committee is to assist the County Board of Supervisors in developing and administering
policy on all aspects of the pre-hospital emergency medical services system. APOC meets at least quarterly as
needed.
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