Statewide EMS Protocols

Version 2019.1 of the Statewide EMS Protocols was released on March 29, 2019.  This version reflects changes to Protocol 2.3A Allergic Reaction Adult & Protocol 2.3P Allergic Reaction Pediatric pertaining to the expanded EMT Scope of Practice for the delivery of IM Epinephrine via the “Check & Inject” method. A companion summary document with the revision changes was also published. Both can be downloaded by clicking on the images below:
 

2019 Statewide EMS Protocols         2019 CT EMS Protocol Summary

This ongoing project continues to be a cooperative effort between the Connecticut EMS Medical Advisory Committee (CEMSMAC), the EMS Protocols subcommittee, the five Regional EMS Council Medical Advisory Committees, as well as many EMS stakeholders across Connecticut.  

IMPLEMENTATION

The Connecticut EMS Advisory Board Education & Training Committee has developed an educational presentation for implementing these new protocols.  Click the image below to download the presentation and accompanying rollout instructions:
 
PROTOCOL ED PRESENATION
 

REVISIONS & UPDATES

While the CEMSMAC/Statewide EMS Protocol Subcommittee will be conducting planned annual reviews of the document, they have also built in two additional pathways to request interim review.
  • An emergency change, would be a request identified due to a medication/equipment shortage/supply issue, or dramatic shift in standard of clinical care that would result in a risk to public health by delaying review and implementation to the annual review cycle.   Due to the emergent nature of these requests, review would be expedited and the decision would be communicated to the petitioner in five business days.
  • desired change, would be a non-emergent request, and reviewed by CEMSMAC on a quarterly basis, or sooner.  The decision would be communicated to the petitioner once it is available.

ARCHIVED VERSIONS

Archived versions of the Statewide EMS Protocol documents are listed below for historical reference purposes only.