Draft Policies

Use this Comment Form to provide your comments and feedback regarding the draft policies to the EMS Agency.
EMS Policy and Procedure Comment Form

This EMS Protocol and Policy Review will begin March 29, 2018 and end April 27, 2018. The newly reviewed EMS Protocols and Policies protocols will become effective May 16, 2018.

Medical Protocol Review

Adult M4 Stroke (NEW/REVISED)

View Draft Policy Adult M4 Stroke (NEW/REVISED)

This newly revised policy incorporates the expanded EMT scope of practice of blood sugar testing.  It also identifies Designated Stroke Centers and adopts the Cincinnati Stroke Scale.

Adult M6 Allergic Reaction (NEW/REVISED)

View Draft Policy Adult M6 Allergic Reaction (NEW/REVISED)

This newly revised policy incorporates the expanded EMT scope of practice of Epi-Pen Auto-injector. This policy also includes provisions for BLS Optional Scope of Practice of oral administration of Diphenhydramine in the anaphylactic patient.

Pediatric M6 Allergic Reaction (NEW/REVISED)

View Draft Policy Pediatric M6 Allergic Reaction (NEW/REVISED)

This newly revised policy incorporates the expanded EMT scope of practice of Epi-Pen Auto-injector. This policy also includes provisions for BLS Optional Scope of Practice of oral administration of Diphenhydramine in the anaphylactic patient.  

Adult M7 Seizures (NEW/REVISED)

View Draft Policy Adult M7 Seizers (NEW/REVISED)

This newly revised policy incorporates the expanded EMT scope of practice of blood sugar testing.

Pediatric M7 Seizures (NEW/REVISED)

View Draft Policy Pediatric M7 Seizure (NEW/REVISED)

This newly revised policy incorporates the expanded EMT scope of practice of blood sugar testing.

Adult M5 ALOC-Syncope (NEW/REVISED)

View Draft Policy Adult M5 ALOC-Syncope (NEW/REVISED)

This newly revised policy incorporates the expanded EMT scope of practice of blood sugar testing and administration of IN Narcan.

Pediatric M5 ALOC (NEW/REVISED)

View Draft Policy Pediatric M5 ALOC (NEW/REVISED)

This newly revised policy incorporates the expanded EMT scope of practice of blood sugar testing and administration of IN Narcan.

Administrative Policy Review

233.00-Paramedic Local Accreditation to Practice (REVISED)

View Draft Policy Paramedic Local Accreditation to Practice (REVISED)

This revised and updated policy is to provide a mechanism for California licensed Paramedics to become Locally Accredited to Practice with Merced County EMS Agency. The primary revision of this policy is that 10 Call requirement has been reduced for those Paramedics who meet the newly established criteria.

300.00-Criteria For Receiving and Base Hospital Contact (NEW)

View Draft Policy Criteria For Receiving and Base Hospital Contact (NEW)

The purpose of this policy is to define criteria for receiving and base hospital contact when caring for a prehospital patient.

 490.00-Fireline Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (FEMP) (NEW)

View Draft Policy Fireline Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (FEMP) (NEW)

This new policy establishes procedure to allow Paramedics to function as Fireline Paramedics and provide ALS care outside the Local EMS Agency jurisdiction when requested through the Statewide Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System.

630.00-Ambulance Patient Offload Time (APOT) 1 & 2 Calculating and Reporting (NEW)

View Draft Policy Ambulance Patient Offload Time (APOT) 1 & 2 Calculating and Reporting (NEW)

This new policy adopts the California EMS Authority’s methodologies for measuring and reporting on a quarterly basis Ambulance Patient Offload Time (APOT 1& 2) as required by AB 1223 (O’Donnell, 2015) and California Health and Safety Code Section 1797.120 and 1797.225.

655.00-Quality Improvement Program Approval (REVISED)

View Draft Policy Quality Improvement Program Approval (REVISED)

The purpose of this policy shall be to establish guidelines for the development and approval of ALS provider-based Quality Improvement Programs within Merced County.