Universal Patient Protocol
- Scene Safety
- Bring all necessary equipment to patient's side
- Demonstrate Professionalism and Courtesy
- PPE (Consider Airborne or Droplet if indicated)
- Pediatric Assessment Procedure
- Adult Assessment Procedure
- Consider Spinal Immobilization
- (< 12 years old or < 55 kg defines the pediatric patient)
- Airway Protocol (Adult or Pediatric)
- Vital Signs (Temperature if appropriate)
- Pulse Oximetry
- Consider Glucose Measurement
- Consider Supplemental Oxygen
- Consider 12 Lead ECG
- Consider Cardiac Monitor
- Go to Appropriate Protocol
- Recommended Exam: Minimal exam if not noted on the specific protocol is vital signs, mental status, GCS, and location of injury or complaint.
- Required vital signs on every patient include blood pressure, pulse, respirations, pain/severity
- Pulse oximetry and temperature documentation is dependent on the specific complaint.
- A pediatric patient is defined by < 12 years old or < 55 kg.
- Timing of transport should be based on patient's clinical condition and the transport policy.
- Never hesitate to contact medical control for patient who refuses transport.
- Orthostatic vital signs procedure should be performed in situations where volume status is in question.