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Ventura County Cardiac Arrest Survivor Support Program

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Cardiac arrest occurs without warning...

Cardiac arrest is frightening and disorienting, but there are many resources available to survivors and their families and friends. While shock, anger, denial, and sadness are common reactions to this major medical crisis, help is available to you right now!  Family and friends who witnessed or responded to the survivor’s event often experience mental and physical distress symptoms and may require assistance.

We are here to help survivors and families thrive through this traumatic and life-changing event.


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Contact us for resources in Ventura County and meeting details for the support group nearest you.

Puede contactarnos para recibir más información acerca de los programas disponibles y grupos de apoyo más cercanos a usted.

(805) 981-5301

2220 East Gonzales Road
Suite 200
Oxnard, CA 93036

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EMS Data Systems

Launched in February 2012, the Ventura County Electronic Patient Care Reporting System (VCePCR) is the countywide prehospital documentation system used by all agencies in the county to document assessment and care provided to patients from the time units are dispatched through the time patient care is turned over to hospital personnel in the emergency department.  The system is fully compliant with the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) as well as the California EMS Information System (CEMSIS).  System and agency administrators are able to extract valuable data and information that has the ability to steer important patient care initiatives and system design.  


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California EMS Core Measures

The EMS core measures is a data benchmarking project that began several years ago under the direction of the California EMS Authority.  The purpose of the core measures project is primarily quality improvement through data collection and evaluation.  In measuring key indices from several counties, state and local EMS administrators can begin to benchamark and drive change in system performance, with the ultimate goal of improving system performance and patient care.  The Ventura County EMS Agency has participated in the California EMS core measures project since the first year of data reporting.  Links to the state core measures website, including the annual core measures reports can be found below.

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