Protocol Reference Guides

The goals of these Prehospital Protocol Reference Guides are: to educate El Dorado County paramedics on the medical conditions they encounter in the field; to provide supplemental information that explains the intent and content of the protocols; and to provide training materials for Field Training Officers to utilize as they orient paramedic interns and accreditation candidates to the El Dorado County EMS system. The intent is not to replace the protocols, but to provide background information on their content and explain to paramedics what is expected in regards to patient assessment and treatment for each individual medical condition.

Introduction
Myocardial Infarction
Altered Level of Consciousness
Shortness of Breath
Traumatic Brain Injury
Allergic Reaction
Apparent Life Threatening Event (ALTE)