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 July 9, 2018 and end August 17, 2018. The newly reviewed EMS Protocols and Policies protocols will become effective September 1, 2018.

Medical Protocol Review

Adult M3 Sepsis (New)

Sepsis is the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection. This new Medical Protocol will provide EMTs and Paramedics with guidance on how to recognize and treat Sepsis.


Adult M8 Hyperglycemia (New)

Elevated blood glucose levels (Hyperglycemia) can be a medical emergency. This new Medical Protocol will provide EMTs and Paramedics with guidance on how to recognize and treat Hyperglycemia.


Adult M9 Hyperthermia (New)

Elevated core body temperature above normal limits is usually caused by prolonged exposure to an excessive heat environment. This new Medical Protocol will provide EMTs and Paramedics with guidance on how to recognize and treat Hyperthermia.


Adult M10 Hypothermia (New)

The definition of Hypothermia is low body temperature of 95 degrees F or less. This new Medical Protocol will provide EMTs and Paramedics with guidance on how to recognize and treat Hypothermia.


Adult M11 Poisonings-Ingestions (New)

Known or suspected drug overdose, poisoning, or accidental ingestion. Common symptoms include weakness/dizziness, mild confusion, syncope, unconsciousness, bradycardia, hypotension, arrhythmias/widening QRS and seizures. This new Medical Protocol will provide EMTs and Paramedics with guidance on how to recognize and treat Poisonings and Ingestions.


Adult M12 Non-Traumatic Shock (New)

History may include: GI bleeding, vomiting, diarrhea, allergic reaction, sepsis, antihypertensive medication overdose. Physical signs may include: collapsed peripheral/neck veins, confusion, cyanosis, disorientation, thready pulse, pale/cold/clammy/mottled skin, rapid respirations, and anxiety. This new Medical Protocol will provide EMTs and Paramedics with guidance on how to recognize and treat Non-Traumatic Shock.


Supraglottic Airway Device (SAD) (New)

The purpose of this policy is to define training standards, criteria, and procedures for the use of Supraglottic Airway Devices (SAD). This is to be utilized when BVM ventilation is not adequate. In the pediatric patient this will be used instead of endotracheal intubation. Further, if an EMT completes an approved Optional Scope training program and submits the appropriate documentation they may use a SAD on Adult (12 years or older) patients only.