Protocols

Protocols

Adoption of State Protocols

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.

State Protocols

Kentucky State Protocols

2010 AHA Updated Protocols (Replacement Pages)

Complete Adoption

If an agency would like to adopt the entire state protocols without changes, complete the following steps for approval:

  • A letter should be drafted on agency letterhead, stating the desire to adopt the Kentucky State Protocols completely.
  • This letter needs to be signed by the Service Director and Medical Director
  • Start an application in KEMSIS. Look for 'Protocol Submission'
  • Attach letter to your protocol submission application and hit "Save and Submit"
  • You can also email it to kbems@kctcs.edu
  • You may also mail your letter to the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Partial Adoption

If an agency would like to adopt only certain portions of the state protocols, they need to complete the following steps for approval:

  • A letter should be drafted on agency letterhead, stating the desire to adopt the Kentucky State Protocols partially.
  • This letter should also have attached any state protocols that have been altered with the changes highlighted
  • This letter needs to be signed by the Service Director and Medical Director
  • Start an application in KEMSIS. Look for 'Protocol Submission'
  • Attach letter to your protocol submission application and hit "Save and Submit"
  • You can also email it to kbems@kctcs.edu
  • You may also mail your letter to the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Restricted Protocols

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.

Training

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.