California BLS Protocol

Discussion in 'BLS Discussion' started by nmccovery, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. nmccovery

    nmccovery New Member

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Intermediate
    I'm an Arizona EMT studying for a fire department test in California. Does anyone know how to find the BLS protocol for California?
  2. JPINFV

    JPINFV Gadfly

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    What city/county are you applying for. There is no state wide protocol as the protocol and system design is set at the "Local EMS Agency" level (aka, county(ies) level).
  3. nmccovery

    nmccovery New Member

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Intermediate
    'Guess that would help! It's Sacramento, Sacramento County.
  4. JPINFV

    JPINFV Gadfly

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    Here you go.

    http://www.sacdhhs.com/article.asp?ContentID=1122

    As a quick side note, it looks like their website is over a year out of date with nomenclature. Any reference to "EMT-I" is actually a reference to "EMT-1" which was the old name for the EMT level. California, in terms of state wide scope and nomenclature (however the counties can reduce the scope of their providers at will) adopted the National Scope of Practice levels in 2010 (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic).
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  5. Akulahawk

    Akulahawk EMpTy eaRNer

    Location:
    Unincorporated Sacramento County
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    Sacramento does not do LALS. (AEMT) They used to about 20 years ago and then began doing ALS. Those that remained from about 20 years ago have either upgraded to Paramedic, downgraded to EMT, or have retired. OP: Since you're an intermediate, you'll have to downgrade to EMT. The challenge stuff is on that site... Policy 4100.19.

    Unless you get on with AMR, you won't likely be doing 911...

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