ABSTRACT

COVID-19: Considerations, Strategies, and Resources for Emergency Medical Services Crisis Standards of Care   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Overview: "In response to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, emergency medical services (EMS) agencies (EMS delivery models including but not limited to; free standing, third-service; fire-based, hospital-based, private, independent, volunteer, and related emergency medical service providers) may need to adjust operations and standards of care in order to preserve and effectively allocate limited EMS and healthcare system resources in the face of overwhelming demand due to the national pandemic response. This document provides an overview of general considerations, potential strategies, and existing resources that EMS agencies may use to inform changes to their operations and standards of care."

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2020-04-25
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Public Domain
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U.S. Fire Administration: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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