Protocol 2-110 - Behavioral

Polk, Hickory, Cedar, & St Clair EMS Protocols







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NEMSIS Protocol: 9914053 - General-Behavioral/Patient Restraint


Change Log:

DateLink to
Description of change
11/11/13pdfRemoved Versed and replaced with Valium.
01/29/14Added types of Restraint allowed by policy. Added handcuff comment from policy.
02/22/14pdfAdded Ketamine after medical control for severe.
12/15/14Added greater than 65 Ketamine dose.
01/20/15pdfAdded emotional first aid steps.
11/17/15Modified severe adult Haldol dose from 5 mg to 2-5 mg.
08/24/17pdfRemoved need for medical control for mild anxiety and agitation medication. Removed Ativan. Added Versed. Added comment that restraints include BOTH physical and chemical.
09/22/17Moved medical control to top of list under severe behavioral. Modified versed dosages to align with NASEMSO. Added pediatric dosages of versed, haldol, ketamine, and benadryl. Added comment to require waveform capnography after sedation. Removed Valium.
12/18/18pdfRe-worded when to call for med control after sedation when patient is risk based on Dr. Carter recommendations.
12/03/19pdfAdded comment for q15m vitals signs if restrained per Dr. Cauchi.
04/10/20pdfAdded content (without substantive modification) from old Protocol 4-040 - Behavioral.
06/06/21pdfMoved to
10/14/21pdfFixed spelling error (possible).
12/01/21Updated links to Versed.

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