​Protocols are written orders from our Medical Director that tell our personnel what they can do to treat patients. The Medical Director of the Wake County EMS System has entrusted our Advanced Life Support personnel with progressive, standing order-based protocols. The Wake County EMS System has some of the most aggressive protocols in the U.S.

Our protocols are reviewed and revised 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 and are not warranted for patient care.

2013 Treatment Protocols