WVEMS EMS Protocols

2019 WVEMS Protocols (current)

Release of the 2019 WVEMS Operational Protocols is complete. For reference, we will continue to provide an informational video, a 25 question assessment and a schematic of the new drugs and their placement in the WVEMS drug boxes. 

All WVEMS drug boxes should now be updated with new contents. Should you encounter a box that has not been updated, please contact a WVEMS field coordinator immediately.

 

2019 WVEMS Protocols

Please keep in mind that you are NOT allowed to practice under the new protocol guidelines until your Operational Medical Director has cleared you to do so. 

The WVEMS Protocol Roll-Out Video can be accessed at:   https://youtu.be/JhUUvWE9Ihk

Protocol Assessment can be access at:  http://bit.ly/WVEMS_Quiz

2019 Protocols:  http://bit.ly/WVEMS_Protocols

  pdf Click here for the 2019 Drug Box Schematic (239 KB)

  pdf Click Here for the 2019 PDF Protocols (19.00 MB)

 

DECON Procedures:

LINK TO DRUG BOX DECONTAMINATION DIRECTIVE (30 KB)

DRUG BOX DECON PROCEDURE FORM (51 KB)

 

2021 Protocol Update:

2021 WVEMS Protocols: https://bit.ly/WVEMS_Protocols_2021

2021 WVEMS Drug Box Schematic: https://bit.ly/WVEMS_Drugs_2021

pdf Click Here for the 2021 WVEMS Protocols PDF (30.48 MB)

pdf Click Here for the 2021 WVEMS Drug Box Schematic PDF (320 KB)

pdf Click Here for the 2021 Protocol Attestation Form (139 KB)

The 2021 WVEMS Operational Protocols have been released. The protocol update consists of reviewing the 2021 WVEMS Protocols/Policies, reviewing the 2021 Drug Box Schematic and signing the provider attestation form and turning this form into your agency. Provider attestation forms will be kept on file within the agency and EMS Physician-your agency leadership in consultation with your EMS Physician (OMD) will decide when your agency will transition to the 2021 Version and if more agency specific training is required. The specific protocol changes are notated in the two page Attestation form. WVEMS is in the process of creating a PowerPoint that agencies can use as an additional resource for training and implementation of the WVEMS 2021 Protocols; this document should be available in the next 2 weeks. WVEMS is available to assist EMS agencies that would like assistance and is recommended to contact their Field Coordinator for different options or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WVEMS Drug Boxes have begun to be updated to the 2021 Schematic through routine exchange; do not take your drug box to the pharmacy just to obtain an updated box. During the transition period, please note that some medications may not be available. Should you have any questions about emergent infield patient care, contact "online medical direction" of the receiving facility, otherwise contact your agency EMS Physician, or WVEMS staff. 

Please keep in mind that you are NOT allowed to practice under the new protocol guidelines or utilize any new medications until your EMS Physician (Operational Medical Director) has cleared you to do so. You can easily toggle between protocol versions under the settings located at the bottom of the app (currently you will see the 2019 Version and the 2021 Version located in the iOS and Android Applications).

Drug boxes that have been updated will have the following neon yellow label:

2021 Protocol Update

 

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