Front Matter 0-020 - Standing Orders by Agency Type

Polk, Hickory, Cedar, & St Clair EMS Protocols


EMS Transport Agencies:

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), Registered Nurse (RN), and Paramedic providers will utilize the following protocols while on scene and during transport to coordinate care, stabilize the patient, and improve their condition where possible. The transporting RN or Paramedic is ultimately responsible to ensure complete patient care, including BLS-level procedures.

First Response Agencies:

Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) and EMT providers will utilize the following protocols while on scene of an illness or injury to coordinate care and stabilize the patient. AEMT, RN, and Paramedic providers responding with a first responder agencies will operate as EMTs using the following protocols.

Community Responders:

Persons in the communities served by Citizens Memorial Hospital using or maintaining Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) will utilize the following protocols to enhance survivability from cardiac arrest:

Dispatch Centers:

Public Safety Dispatchers and Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMD) will utilize the following protocols while recieving emergency and non-emergency calls where persons may be ill, injured, and/or needing medical transport. Additionally, these protocols shall be used while dispatching ambulances to patients that are ill, injured, or needed medical transport.

Refer to each specific protocol based on the patient's complaint and follow the general guidance found in Guideline 1-200 - Ambulance Dispatch.


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Change Log:

DateLink to
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Description of change
02/03/16Added this section to handle specifics for each agency that were previously handled on separate signature pages.
02/06/16Added community responder AED content.
04/12/16pdfAdded reference for EMD to Section 6-020 - Air Ambulance.
07/28/16Clarified first responder standing orders regarding AEMT, RN, and paramedics responding with first responder agencies may only perform at the EMT level.
11/11/17pdfAdded reference to Protocol 6-090 - Hazardous Atmosphere Standby.
08/24/18pdfAdded dispatch codesother requirments for dispatchers to dispatch EMS SupervisorRescue Task Force.
07/23/19pdfAdded dispatch requirementslink to performance graphs.
03/28/20Added not to MPDS Protocol 33 that this card was only to be used for transfers out of the hospital - all other locations should use Protocols 1-32.
04/04/20Moved most of the EMD section (without substantive modification) to Protocol 1-200 - Ambulance Dispatch.
06/05/21pdfMoved to emsprotocols.online

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