Prehospital Policies and Protocols

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Medication shortage information

Thoracostomy needle-related guidance  
October 6, 2022  
Activated charcoal-related guidance  
September 29, 2022  
Critical EMS pharmaceutical guidance  
August 9, 2022  
Glucagon-related guidance  
August 9, 2022  
Normal saline-related guidance  
April 20, 2022  
Epinephrine-related guidance  
April 7, 2022
Use of expired medications
April 7, 2022
New option for push-dose epinephrine preparation
March 29, 2022 Mitigation strategies  
February 28, 2022   Cardiac and push-dose epinephrine guidance   
Dextrose-related guidance  
February 28, 2022


Notify County EMS via when medication or supply shortages resolve.


2022 - 2023 Prehospital Policies and Protocols

All policies and protocols take effect July 1, 2022

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 Policy Designators:
A Air Medical
N Non-Emergency Medical Transport
P Paramedic
S System (Applies to all components of EMS system)
T          Trauma Care System