The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is in the process of updating its Statewide Trauma System Triage and Transfer Resource Guide. The draft guide incorporates feedback from a previous comment period in 2017. Due to the time elapsed since then, EMSA has offered another comment period.
The California Department of Public Health has issued All Facilities Letter 19-01 reminding hospitals of the new law requiring that they try to coordinate homeless patients’ discharge to appropriate area shelters or other community-based services. To help hospitals comply with the law, CHA has developed a guidebook titled Discharge Planning for Homeless Patients.
Special resource toolkit developed by CHA’s EMS/Trauma Committee and the Center for Behavioral Health. Designed to help staff provide support to patients in the ED with psychosis and/or substance abuse disorders, this toolkit provides access to articles, policies, management techniques, assessment tools and more. Click the topic tabs below to access resources and information.