Ambulance services wishing to adopt the approved Kentucky State EMS Protocols should follow one of following steps according to if they are going to adopt completely or partially.
Kentucky State Protocols
2010 AHA Updated Protocols (Replacement Pages)
Use of the King Airway in Pediatric Patients (July 16, 2014)
If an agency would like to adopt the entire state protocols without changes, complete the following steps for approval:
If an agency would like to adopt only certain portions of the state protocols, they need to complete the following steps for approval:
If an agency wishes to adopt restricted protocols, a specific written request for authorization to utilize the protocol must be submitted and approved prior to implementation. This request needs to include signatures of the Service Director and the Medical Director.
Proper training of your agency's protocols is paramount. Regardless of the type of protocols which are are selected, proper education and training must be provided for all staff that will be utilizing the protocols. The curriculum for this needs to be developed locally by the service's training department in conjunction with the service's medical director. Proper documentation of initial training and education, as well as ongoing training and education should be maintained by the service's training department.