The purpose of this grant is for Fallbrook Regional Health District (Health District) to participate in a 50% cost-sharing collaboration with North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) for 50% of a full-time Senior Medical Services Officer (SMSO) each fiscal year starting July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024. The agreement is for an $80,000.00 Health District cost-share portion per year.
SMSO is integral to the quality assurance for training and the overall operations of the Health District’s emergency medical service. Current services delivered by .50 FTE SMSO Position: a) basic quality assurance for EMS services; b) articulation with receiving facilities; c) basic continuing education for paramedics. However, service expansion delivered by fulltime SMSO Position, in addition to those listed above: d) expand “Door-Through-Door” senior program; e) initiate Mobile Integrated Health Program (MIP); f) develop TeleHealth capacity; g) pursue AED program; h) promote Stop the Bleed campaign/Community CPR and First Aid training; j) integration of Lyft program, and k) provide for alternate destination transportation.
Expanding the SMSO half time position to a fulltime position has the potential to increase services from 3 to 10 for the Bonsall, De Luz, Fallbrook, and Rainbow communities.
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