EMS protocol: How to proceed in Indian Scenario?

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The Presenation was given in EMCON 2018 at Bangalore


Presentation Transcript

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EMS Protocol : What is the current status in India Dr.Venugopalan P P Directer Lead Consultant in Emergency Medicine Aster DM Healthcare National Chair: EMS Division SEMI

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This Session…. • What is the EMS protocol • Why an EMS protocol • What are the mandatory elements that every EMS should follow in EMS protocol • What we have done so far in India • What should be the next step • What are the SEMI’s role in this regards

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These are recognised operating procedures that all emergency medical service workers such as paramedics and EMTs Emergency Medical Technicians must follow for patient treatment transportation and delivery EMS protocols

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EMS protocols Designed by national state and local medical authorities and institutions Reviewed on an annual basis and revised according to necessity When protocols are revised updated and amended it must be published and distributed to all emergency medical services within their jurisdiction

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EMS Protocol It is the responsibility of the EMS departments to train all of their workers on the revised protocols EMS workers also must attend trainings yearly to familiarise themselves with the latest protocols.

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Why EMS Protocol EMS protocols is to standardise medical procedures for all emergency medical services and thus provide the highest level of care for patients Provides a framework to help EMTs make decisions when operating in crisis situations

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Follow the protocols All EMTs operating in the jurisdiction must follow the protocols or face disciplinary action The exception to this is if an EMT calls in online medical direction which is assistance from a higher medical authority such as a physician or the EMS worker’s medical director

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Exception … In the case of medication consultation Extreme rescue situations that are outside the normal scope of EMT operations In this case standard protocol can be overridden by the online medical direction

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Components • Medical protocol • Operational protocol • Check lists • Algorithms Drug calculations • Contact numbers and helpline supports • Consensus notes

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EMS protocols that every paramedic should follow • Obtaining a patient’s history is secondary to their treatment • Any life-threatening problems must be assessed and treated prior to obtaining medical history and other patient information

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EMS protocols that every paramedic should follow • Trauma induced cardiac arrest is not to be treated with standard medical cardiac arrest protocols •Trauma patients should be transported promptly with the proper CPR procedures as well as external hemorrhage control cervical spine immobilization and other indicated procedures attempted en route to the hospital

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EMS protocols that every paramedic should follow •Paramedics should only attempt two IV insertions in patients with non-life-threatening conditions who require such treatment •Any additional IV attempts must be approved by medical control or other higher authority

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• Patient transport and other needed treatments receive priority and shouldn’t be delayed for multiple attempts at endotracheal intubation EMS protocols that every paramedic should follow

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EMS protocols that every paramedic should follow • When receiving online/ Telephonic medical direction paramedics must verbally repeat all orders received before they initiate them • Any patient who is experiencing chest pain unstable blood pressure irregular pulse dyspnea or a history of cardiac dysfunction should be placed on a cardiac monitor

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EMS protocols that every paramedic should follow •If the patients condition doesn’t conform to standard protocol the paramedic should always contact medical control for instruction •By following EMS protocols a paramedic is ensured that they’re performing their duties to the best of their ability within the parameters of recognized standards

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International EMS protocol..

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International EMS Protocols

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National EMS Protocol by SEMI

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National EMS protocol by SEMI Released in Kochi 2015 25 October Well prepared and comprehensive Need updation Implementation Nation wide

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Prof .Arun Agarval Chair Advisory board NDSC rolls out SEMI -National EMS protocol i n Kochi

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SEMI Leadership behind the EMS Manual 2015

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Roll out program and EMS CME at Kochi General hospital

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Special mention Dr.Srinath He was the National Chair SEMI instrumental to carry forward the task of India’s EMS manual

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National EMS protocol SEMI • Need to submit National Goverment • Need to Submit NSDC • Need to upload SEMI Website • Need to implement grass root level • Need to organise macro and micro level session across nation

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Technological integration

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EMS protocol Mobile App • On line • Off line • IOS/Android • Interactive / Non interactive • Dynamic / Static

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EMS protocol Online site http://protocols.indianapolisems.org/ SEMI need to work on exclusive EMS site for Protocol

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Conclusion Protocol based practice is the essential component of EMS operations and bring better patient outcome Internationally many countries and regions are having EMS protocol India - SEMI had rolled out National EMS protocol SEMI National protocol implementation and updation has to happen National EMS protocol website and Dynamic app are the another two additional integrations to EMS protocol in India

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drvenugopalppgmail.com “Thank you so much ”

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