EMOC: San Diego County Emergency Medical Oversight Commission
EMOC is the San Diego County Emergency Medical Oversight Commission. The commission is represented by physicians and nurses from all of San Diego's emergency departments as well as representatives from the EMS community and the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties. The commission meets monthly to collaborate and share ideas and projects that improve emergency medical care for the people of San Diego. EMOC has worked collaboratively with EMS, law enforcement, community clinics, the psychiatric community, and other groups that link with emergency patients.
EMOC sponsors the annual San Diego Hospital Overcrowding Summit each fall. The conference brings together emergency department personnel, CEOs, and other guest speakers in order to share best practices and improve emergency department efficiencies and care. The conference is free. Please contact SDCMS for information regarding this year's conference.
The documents made available below contain information that is helpful for emergency medical practice in San Diego:
- Safe Pain Medication Prescribing Guidelines
- Patient Pain Medication Agreement and Consent
- San Diego Landscape
- San Diego County's 7th Annual Emergency Care Summit (Oct. 25, 2012) • PowerPoint Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
- John / Jane Doe Guideline (May 2012)
- Suggested Guidelines for the Management of Injured Patients Taking Anticoagulants (and Anti-platelet Agents) in Non-trauma Hospitals (February 2012)
- Narcotic Prescription Guidelines (May 2011)
- 2010 ED Survey
- Prehospital to Hospital ETT Turnover Guidelines
- Narcotic Prescription Guidelines (March 2011)
- The 5150 packet should be reviewed by every emergency physician in San Diego. All emergency physicians practicing in San Diego should complete the county test and have a certificate filed at their hospital. The documents contain the county training manual, the EMOC PowerPoint on Ins and Outs of 5150, the County 5150 test, and the 5150 certification.
- The SART guidelines contain practical information for physicians and nurses who take care of potential rape victims. The guideline was developed with coordination by the San Diego County SART team.
- The 2009 ED Survey is the throughput data collected from all 19 San Diego emergency departments in a blinded fashion.