Orange County Emergency Medical Services (OCEMS) oversees the operation of paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician services in Orange County (population of 3.1 million). OCEMS is the oversight agency for the Orange County trauma system, cardiac receiving center system, and paramedic receiving centers. In addition, OCEMS works with partners within the office who are responsible for disaster planning, response, and recovery in Orange County.
A comprehensive database is maintained for the OCEMS operations. This database is used to manage the emergency services programs in Orange County and to perform research that will directly improve emergency services care to the population. Areas of particular interest are cardiac care and resuscitation, trauma, stroke care, and specialized areas such as drowning prevention and the use of automatic defibrillators in the field.
Both public health and clinical medicine projects are on-going within OCEMS. OCEMS has experts in data management, public health research, statistics and emergency medicine. For more details, please click on the following Web link – http://ochealthinfo.com/medical/ems/