Texas NAEMSP developed guidelines to help EMS agencies navigate protocol changes and best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines were developed by the authors to meet the needs of their agencies and patient populations. EMS medical directors are encouraged to review and adopt these guidelines as best makes sense for their own individual departments and patient populations. Because of the time-sensitive nature of this pandemic, information contained in these guidelines is subject to change rapidly.
The paper is organized into six sections:
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Procedures
- Airway Management
- Dispositions and Destinations
- Infants and Children
- PPE Use, Re-Use and Decontamination
- Isolation and Testing of First Responders