The protocols will be in effect starting 1 September 2020. All EMS providers are required to complete the protocol update course or courses prior to this date. Once this training is complete, the EMS Agency Medical Director may authorize the use of these protocols prior to 1 September 2020. As a reminder, protocol updates are considered a “core” element for recognition for every PA certified EMS provider within their certification period.

Current Protocols

2019 PA CCT Protocols

2020 PA BLS Protocols

2020 PA ALS Protocols

2020 PA AEMT Protocols Final

To assist providers in becoming familiar with the changes to the protocols, a continuing education presentation will be available to regions and agencies. This update will be available for in-person presentations or the course can be completed on the PA TRAIN program.

EMS providers are permitted to perform patient care, within their appropriate certification level / defined scope of practice, when following the appropriate protocol(s) or when following the order of a medical command physician. Each EMS provider is responsible for being knowledgeable regarding current state-approved protocols so that he/she may provide the safest, highest quality and most effective care to patients.

PA EMS System Act – ACT 37

EMS Rules and Regulations

Accredited/ Identified PCI Facilities

Eastern PA Region Stroke Hospitals

Scope of Practice for Emergency Medical Service Providers

Scope of Practice Air Medical

Scope of Practice Critical Care Providers


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