Coastal Valleys EMS Agency News
CVEMSA Special Memo 22-004 EMT Draw Epinephrine Accreditation
Coastal Valleys EMS Agency has released EMS Special Memorandum 22-004 EMT Draw Epinephrine Accreditation
The Special Memo provides the process for EMS service providers to obtain approval for the optional scope of practice use of draw up epinephrine in place of basic scope autoinjectors. 22-004 incorporates four addendum documents including:
- A template MOU for physician-to-physician delegated Optional Skills Medical Director designation
- A training and competency verification check off sheet
- A roster to list provider agency EMTs whom have completed the training and verification process
- Alternative medical direction for the use of draw up epinephrine in place of autoinjector delivery of the medication.
Links to these forms are included within the Special Memo.
CVEMSA would like to thank and recognize Marin County Fire for the training material and the benefit of their experience as well as our fire service partners at Sonoma County Fire District (Bodega Bay) who worked with Dr. Luoto on program adaptation for Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.
During the one-year allowable term of this Special Memo, CVEMSA will work with system partners on a formal policy development process to incorporate the elements of the memo into our permanent policy and treatment guideline publications.