Part 1-000 - Policies & Guidelines

Polk, Hickory, Cedar, & St Clair EMS Protocols


Definitions


Policies

Policy Notes
PHS01-01 - Ambulance Driving (pdf)
  • Need to add Guideline 1-600-50 - Ambulance Driving.
  • Need to reference Guideline 1-600 - EMS Responder Safety.
  • Need to move section D to Equipment 8-216 - Cot.
  • Need to move section F to Guideline 1-600 - EMS Responder Safety.
  • Need to reference Policy PHS01-23 - Ambulances Passing School Buses.
  • Need to add Policy PHS02-08 - Driving Program.
PHS01-02 - Emergency Response Requested Outside of the Primary Service Area (pdf)
  • Need to move part A to Guideline 1-700 - Ambulance Operations.
  • Part B has been added to Guideline 1-200 - EMS Dispatch. I think this Policy can be retired after Part A is moved.
PHS01-03 - Acquisition of Medical Control (pdf)
  • Need to rename to Ambulance Medical Control.
  • Need to review and add reference to Guideline 1-400-48 - Medical Control.
PHS01-04 - Documentation Requirements (pdf)
  • Need to rename to Ambulance Documentation Requirements.
  • Need to reference Guideline 1-700-33 - Patient Care Documentation.
  • Need to add content from Policy PHS01-15 - Electronic Patient Care Report Usage.
PHS01-07 - Helicopter Landing Site Designation (pdf)
  • Need to move to Guideline 1-100-50 - Helicpoter Landing Zone.
PHS01-08 - Ambulance Cleaning, Monthly Checks (pdf)
  • Need to rename to Ambulance Cleaning and Routine Checks.
PHS01-09 - Vehicle Inventory (pdf)
  • Need to move to Equipment 8-001 - Equipment on Vehicles.
PHS01-10 - Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS) (pdf)
  • Need to move part A to Guideline 1-700 - EMS Operations.
  • Need to move part D, E, F to Protocol 2-924 - Universal Patient Care.
  • Parts B & G have already been moved to Guideline 1-200 - EMS Dispatch. This should be all of this policy and it can be retired.
PHS01-12 - Storage of Ambulances (pdf)
  • Need to rename to "Ambulance Storage."
PHS01-13 - Refueling Ambulances (pdf)
  • Need to rename to "Ambulance Refueling."
  • Need to update WEX card info.
  • PHS01-14 - Not used
PHS01-15 - Electronic Patient Care Report (EPCR) Usage (pdf)
  • Need to move parts of this to Policy 01-04 - Documentation Requirements.
  • Need to rename to "Ambulance Clinical Reviews."
  • Need to add reference to Guideline 1-800-33 - Clinical Reviews.
  • PHS01-16 - Not used
PHS01-17 - Security of Ambulance Keys (pdf)
  • Need to rename to "Ambulance Security."
PHS01-18 - Armed Subject Demanding Narcotics (pdf)
  • Need to rename to Ambulance Theft (or similar).
PHS01-20 - Pre-Hospital Services In-processing of New Employees (pdf)
  • Need to rename to "Ambulance Orientation."
PHS01-21 - Accidents Involving Hospital Ambulances (pdf)
  • Need to rename to "Ambulance Accidents."
  • Need to add Policy PHS01-25 - Damage to Ambulances.
PHS01-22 - Oxygen Cylinders (pdf)
  • Need to rename to "Ambulance Oxygen"
  • Need to reference Medication 7-460 - Oxygen
PHS01-24 - Controlled Medications in Prehospital Services (pdf)
  • Updates made. Waiting for approval.
PHS01-25 - Damage to CMH Ambulance (pdf)
  • Need to move to Policy PHS01-21 - Ambulance Accidents.
PHS01-26 - Rescue Squad Supplies (pdf)
  • Need to rename to "Ambulances Supplying Rescue."
  • Need to reference Medication 7-001 - Medications on Vehicles.
  • Need to reference Equipment 8-001 - Equipment on Vehicles.
  • Need to reference Policy PHS01-24 - Ambulance Medications.
  • Need to reference Policy PHS01-28 - Ambulance Equipment.
PHS01-28 - Ambulance Equipment (Powered) (pdf)
  • Need to rename to "Ambulance Equipment."
  • Need to reference Policy PHS01-26 - Ambulances Supplying Rescue.
  • Need to add Policy PHS03-03 - Lost Ambulance Equipment.
  • PHS01-29 - Not used
  • PHS01-30 - Not used
PHS01-31 - Daily Operations (pdf)
  • Need to rename to "Ambulance Operations."
  • Need to reference Guideline 1-700 - Ambulance Operations.
PHS01-37 - Education and Competency (pdf)
  • Need to rename to Ambulance Education and Competency.
  • Need to reference Guideline 1-500 - Education and Competency.
  • Need to reference Edman Section 3-700 - Onboarding Academy.
PHS01-38 - Emergency Patient Non-Discrimination (pdf)
  • Need to rename to Ambulance Patient Non-Discrimination.
  • PHS01-39+ - Not used
PHS02-01 - Medical Control of Patient Care (pdf)
  • Need to review and rename as something similar to "Management of other healthcare professionals on the scene."
  • Need to add reference to Guideline 1-700-17 - Off Duty Protocols.
PHS02-03 - Air Transport of Patients (pdf)
  • Need to move to Guideline 1-100 - Air Transport of Patients.
PHS02-04 - Patients Determined to the Dead at the Scene (pdf)
  • Need to move to Protocol 2-198 - Cardiac Arrest.
PHS02-06 - Request for Blood Alcohol Sample for Law Enforcement (pdf)
  • Need to move to Equipment 8-036-01 - Blood Draw for Alcohol Analysis.
  • PHS02-07 - Not used
PHS02-08 - Pre-Hospital Service Driving Program (pdf)
  • Need to move to Policy PHS01-01 - Ambulance Driving.
PHS03-03 - Lost Ambulance Equipment (pdf)
  • Need to move to Policy PHS01-28 - Ambulance Equipment.
PHS03-07 - COT Lifting/Lifting of Patients (pdf)
  • Need to move to Equipment 8-216 - Cot.

Guidelines

Guideline Notes
1-100 - Air Transport of Patients
  • Need to add Policy PHS02-03 - Air Transport of Patients.
1-100-50 - Helicopter Landing Zone
  • Need to add Policy PHS01-07 - Helicopter Landing Site Designation.
1-200 - Ambulance Dispatch
  • Need to rename to "EMS Dispatch."
1-400 - Ambulance Communications
  • Need to rename to "EMS Communications."
1-450 - Ambulance Leadership
  • Need to rename to "EMS Leadership."
  • Need to add "Supervisor roles and responsibilities" memo from Tom Ryan dated 8/14/20.
  • Need to add "Operation managers and supervisors guidelines" memo from Neal Taylor.
1-600 - Responder Safety
  • Need to rename to "EMS Responder Safety."
  • Need to reference Policy PHS01-01 - Ambulance Driving.
  • Need to reference Policy PHS03-08 - Ambulance Operations and Safety while in the Roadway.
  • Need to add section F from Policy PHS01-01 - Ambulance Driving.
1-600-50 - Ambulance Driving
  • Need to move to Policy PHS01-01
1-700 - Ambulance Operations
  • Need to rename to "EMS Operations."
  • Need to create Guideline 1-700-17 - Off Duty Protocols and move that section out of Guideline 1-700 - Ambulance Operations.
  • Need to add part A from Policy PHS01-02 - Emergency Response Outside Area.
  • Need to add part A from Policy PHS01-10 - BLS Ambulance.
  • Need to reference Policy PHS01-31 - Ambulance Operations.
1-800 - Quality Improvement
  • Need to rename to "EMS Quality Improvement."
1-800-33 - Clinical Reviews
  • Need to add reference to Policy PHS01-15 - Ambulance Clinical Reviews.

Change Log:

DateLink to
previous
version
Description of change
10/07/20Renamed all policies to guidelines.
10/26/20pdfWorking on updating all policies, guidelines, memos, etc. into one place - organizedcoordinated - eliminating redundanciesconflicts.
02/25/21pdfSmall organization step as we continue to tackle the project of organizing and improving guidelines. Removed completed changes from needed lists. Fundamental change in definitions of policies vs guidelines.
02/26/21pdfVarious changes highlighted in individual guidelines.
04/06/21pdfFurther working on planning for updates to guidelines and protocols. Still in the planning phases but updating the plan based on definitions provided by PHS director and CMH legal.
04/07/21More work on flushing out the plan to make policy updates.
04/09/21pdfCompleted the planning for changes to Guidelines vs Policies. Sent plan to Ops Chief for review.
06/05/21pdfMoved to emsprotocols.online
06/05/21Changed from bullet layout to table layout to more easily find links.
06/09/21pdfSubmitted changes for approval for PHS01-23 and PHS01-27.
06/09/21Submitted changes for PHS02-02 for approval.
06/09/21Made updates to PHS03-08 Ambulance Roadway Operations.
06/10/21pdfAdded PDF files for all policies for offline viewing. Policies PHS01-23, PHS01-27, and PHS03-08 updates have been approved.
06/29/21pdfUpdated policy PHS01-19.
09/14/21pdfMade policy updates to PHS01-06 (no changes), PHS01-11 (minor changes), PHS01-14 (removed), 1-400-72 (created).
09/29/21pdfVarious changes to include: Policy PHS01-06 approved, PHS01-11 approved, PHS01-24 drafted and sent for approval, PHS01-32 retired, PHS01-34 retired, guideline 1-700-88 retired, 1-850-25 updated.
11/05/21Added link to new policy PHS03-01.

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