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System Treatment Protocols

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Donald G. Garner, Jr.

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​Protocols are written orders from the Medical Director that outline patient treatment options for use by our paramedics and EMTs. The Medical Director of the Wake County EMS System provides our Advanced Life Support personnel with standing order-based protocols. The Wake County EMS System has some of the most progressive protocols in the U.S.

Our protocols are continuously reviewed. Formal revisions are made on an annual basis and must be approved by the Wake County Peer Review Committee and the North Carolina Office of EMS prior to implementation.

Note: The protocols below are for informational use only. Use of these standards and practices must occur within an established EMS system under the direct approval of the system medical director.

WCEMS 2014 Standards and Practice
(Note: Document will open with a title page that includes "2013." This is the correct, current and updated document.)

Infectious Disease Response Suite


Temperature Measurement Procedure (including touchless)




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Version: 11.0
Created at 9/21/2012 9:52 AM by Donald G. Garner, Jr.
Last modified at 2/11/2015 2:33 PM by Stephen R. Walston