Patient without a Protocol

 

Policy:

 

  • Anyone requesting EMS services will receive a professional evaluation, treatment, and transportation (if needed) in a systematic, orderly fashion regardless of the patient’s problem or condition.

 

Purpose:

 

  • To ensure the provision of appropriate medical care for every patient regardless of the patient’s problem or condition.

 

Procedure:

 

  • Treatment and medical direction for all patient encounters, which can be triaged into an EMS patient care protocol, is to be initiated by protocol.
  • When confronted with an emergency or situation that does not fit into an existing EMS patient care protocol, the patient should be treated by the Universal Patient Care Protocol and it is recommended that the Medical Control Physician be contacted for further instruction