Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP, FIFEM, FAEMS
The role of the EMS Medical Director is to assure compliance with all State Statutes and Regulations regarding EMS for the County of San Diego's EMS System and all its components.
This includes providing medical direction and management of the EMS system, approving standards, policies, protocols, and procedures. The Medical Director oversees the County's Public Access Defibrillation Program, issues EMT certifications, accredits paramedics to practice in the LEMSA, and authorizes Mobile Intensive Care Nurses.
The Medical Director also integrates with other components of the system by consulting and communicating with the County's Trauma Medical Directors, participating in countywide disaster medical services planning activities, serving in an advisory role to the Public Health Officer and other County leaders regarding EMS issues, and collaborating and communicating with prehospital personnel and community groups.
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Presentations at Base Station Physicians Committee (BSPC)
The CoSD EMS Medical Director initiated a series of EBM presentations at the monthly BSPC meetings. Please click the links to access the various topics.
Please click the links for selected publications:
Koenig KL, Beÿ CK, McDonald EC. 2019-nCoV: The Identify-Isolate-Inform (3I) Tool Applied to a Novel Emerging Coronavirus [published online January 31, 2020]. West J Emerg Med. 2020 https://escholarship.org/uc/item/0ch1h302
The EMS Medical Directors Association of California (EMDAC) Medical
Advisory Committee is developing a
series of standardized
evidence-based protocol guidance papers.
Learn about the 3I Tool (Identify-Isolate-Inform) for Hepatitis A.
Understand the national prehospital opioid shortage.
Be on the lookout for measles!