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.

2021 Protocols
Please note that there protocols will be in effect starting November 1, 2021. All providers are required to complete the protocol update course(s) prior to this date. Once this training is complete, the EMS Agency Medical Director may authorize the use of these protocols prior to November.
Additionally, ALL EMS PROVIDERS will also need to complete the 2021 Traumatic Brain Injury Protocol Update Course.
2021 PA BLS Protocols FINAL 9-1-21
2021 PA ALS Protocols FINAL 9-1-21
2021 PA CCT Protocols FINAL 9-1-21
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
                                                                                EMS-Scope-of-Practice 2021
                                                                                Scope-of-Practice_Air-Amb 2021
                                                                                CCT-Scope-of-Practice 2021

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