Founded in late 2014 to address a need in Northern California for high quality standby emergency medical providers who go the extra mile, VersaCare Emergency Medical Services (aka VersaCare EMS) provide professional, uniformed, and clearly identifiable emergency medical personnel at events primarily in Northern California. Employees who have to prove their knowledge and skills, not just show a card to work. Employees who have training beyond their normal EMS training, on OSHA standards, including an injury and illness prevention program, Incident Command training (IS-100, 200, 700, and 800) and who are utilizing electronic patient care reporting using software that conforms to the NEMSIS industry standard.
We are changing how standby EMS is viewed, by ensuring we have high caliber staff providing excellent care at your event or work site.
Renee Roberts Owner/CEO/EMT-P
Renee founded VersaCare Emergency Medical Services, Inc (aka VersaCare EMS), after being a partner in another EMS provider. Renee saw the need for improvements to be made in event and site emergency medicine. She has a Bachelor’s in science in biology with an emphasis in microbiology, an Associate’s degree in paramedicine, and has more than 30 years of experience in emergency medicine. She has experience in skills verification, as well as a field training officer, and teaches bloodborne pathogens, documentation standards, heat illness, and has experience in disaster medicine as a part of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team in the Sacramento region.
Shawndra Harrelson Operations Manager/EMT
Shawndra brings to VersaCare EMS over 14 years of experience in EMS, and currently works for a 9-1-1 provider. He has experience in verification of EMS skills, and teaches a variety of courses, including bloodborne pathogens, documentation standards, as well as injury and illness prevention. Jonathan helped to establish many of the policies within VersaCare EMS, and is an integral part of daily operational management.
October is breast cancer awareness month. In keeping with the tradition established in EMS and Fire, VersaCare EMS urges everyone to be aware of breast cancer. Some important statistics:
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
- For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
For more information, please go to http://www.breastcancer.org
VersaCare EMS staff have many years of experience providing transport and standby EMS at events including:
- Marathons, Duathlons, Triathlons
- Bicycle races (Criterium, Circuit, Fondos, Mountain Bike, Cyclocross, and Downhill)
- Community fairs
- Music Festivals
- Football games
- Soccer tournaments
We have a strong belief in our work, and it shows. Our staff have a strong work ethic and are devoted to EMS. We use well-maintained, well-stocked gear, are prepared for all-weather events (rain, shine, snow, heat, you name it!). Our staff are fully credentialed, background checked, and uniformed. You will know who your EMS provider is. We can provide our own tent structures or can work within yours. Let VersaCare EMS show you how standby EMS can help your participants, spectators, and staff. We have our own vehicles, which are well marked. And although we don’t transport patients to the hospital from events, we do coordinate with local EMS agencies to ensure proper transfer of care of our patients to their services.
Incidents, Notifications, and Patient Data
We have experience with sanctioning requirements, and the forms needed by many sanctioning bodies for their insurance and incident notifications. We provide you with live updates of the care we are providing, and you have secure access to basic data on the patients we have treated, along with needed patient care reports for more severely injured or ill patients treated at your event. We utilize nationally standardized electronic patient care reporting, which can be provided to you if needed for insurance billing or notification purposes. Your data is secure with us for 7 years from the date of your event.
Contact Us by email or call us at 916-521-0966 to obtain a quotation for services at your event!