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Utah State EMS Protocol Guidelines


These Utah State EMS Protocol Guidelines were developed for the Utah Bureau of EMS and Preparedness by a panel of physician EMS medical directors, pediatric emergency medicine specialists, paramedics, and EMTs in order to provide EMS agencies with a set of up-to-date treatment guidelines and standing orders. These guidelines were developed utilizing current best medical evidence and the expert consensus of the development panel. They incorporated feedback from the State EMS Committee, the Trauma Systems Advisory Committee, and multiple EMS medical directors and EMS providers from around the state.

The use of these guidelines by individual EMS agencies is voluntary, but encouraged. Agencies may adopt them fully as written or may utilize them as a reference to develop their own protocols and standing orders. As more agencies throughout the state adopt similar guidelines, EMS care statewide will become more uniform, allowing for simplified on-line medical direction by receiving hospitals and simplified mutual aid between agencies.

These guidelines will be updated regularly to remain current and to reflect the most current EMS research. Your input is welcome and encouraged.

For questions regarding these guidelines, please contact Dr. Peter Taillac, Medical Director of the Bureau of EMS and Preparedness at ptaillac@utah.gov. For EMS Medical Directors who would like a version of these in Microsoft Word format, please contact Dr. Taillac directly.

We would like to thank the members of our 2013 Protocol Guideline Development Committee:

Mark Bair, MD (Chair)
Peter Taillac, MD
Russell Bradley, MD
Allison Keller, MD
Brent Kaziny, MD
Scott Youngquist, MD
Tia Dalrymple, RN
Chuck Cruz, RN, Paramedic
Andy Ostler, Paramedic
Kevin McCarthy, Paramedic
Ross Fowlks, Paramedic
Andie Gardner, AEMT
Annalyn Beers (administrative support)

Downloadable Documents

Updated November 14, 2013