The Tidewater EMS Council Regional Medical Protocols and regional medical policies are available for viewing and downloading in PDF format. If your computer does not have the ability to read PDF files, click on the icon at right to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.TEMS Regional Medical Protocols
Coming in late 2013 - the 11th edition!
The 10th edition of the TEMS Regional Medical Protocols were implemented on January 4, 2010. The protocols and appendices were adopted by the Tidewater Operational Medical Directors Committee as a regional template and guide. Protocols must be adopted by individual EMS agencies, and any changes to the regional protocols or policies must be documented and given to EMS providers along with the full protocols. The Tidewater EMS Council provides a "pocket size" version of the regional protocols to each EMS agency in the region in sufficient quantity for all ALS providers. The council also provides a "notebook" version of the protocols, with all appendices, as a desk reference to each EMS agency, OMD and emergency department. In addition, the protocols may be downloaded by anyone (see below).
Pocket Guides are currently out of stock. Desktop Guides are still avilable for $15.00
Protocol books are designed to be printed in duplex format
Appendix I (Trauma Traige) is being updated. It will be posted when completed
2010 TEMS Desk Top Guide with Appendix (2-2011) (2.88 MB) Updated 2-8-2011
2010 Protocol Tech Edits PG (7.77 kB) Updated 2-8-2010
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