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Conservation of Personal Protective Equipment Considerations for Non-Transport Protocols   [open pdf - 141KB]

"The appropriate utilization of personal protective equipment (PPE) is an imperative measure for the protection of our EMS [emergency medical services] providers and their families and loved ones and for the maintenance of our EMS workforce. The response needs during the COVID-19 [Coronavirus Disease-19] pandemic will tax, and potentially overwhelm, the available PPE resources. Contact your local emergency management agency (EMA) for resource requests. [...] The Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS does not oversee PSAPs [public safety answering points] in the State of Ohio as they function under the authority of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. Unfortunately, the State of Ohio does not currently provide immunity provisions specific to non-transport measures. As such, we strongly encourage EMS agencies and EMS medical directors to work collaboratively with local and regional PSAP and EMD [emergency medical dispatch] organizations and their respective legal counsels during the consideration and creation of non-transport protocols."

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2020-03-16
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