EMS Protocols – BLS

These Region 11 Chicago EMS System Protocols, Policies, and Procedures for EMTs and Paramedics are prehospital medical guidelines for patient assessment, treatment, and transportation within the system.  They provide a framework for all patient encounters and Online Medical Control should be consulted in situations where there is not clear direction from the written documents.

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GENERAL

Adult Initial Assessment
Routine Medical Care (RMC)

CARDIOVASCULAR

Acute Coronary Syndrome / Cardiac Chest Pain
Cardiac Arrest
Stroke

RESPIRATORY

Airway Obstruction
Bronchospasm

MEDICAL

Altered Mental Status
Anaphylaxis and Allergic Reaction
Behavioral Emergency
COVID-19
Pain Management
Seizures
Shock

TOXINS AND ENVIRONMENTAL

Biological Agents
Burns
Carbon Monoxide / Smoke Inhalation
CBRNE / Hazardous  Materials
Chemical Agents / Airway Respiratory Irritants
Conducted Electrical Weapon Injury (TASER)
Electrical Injuries 
Frostbite
Hyperthermia / Heat Exposure
Hypothermia / Cold Exposure
Topical Chemical Burn

TRAUMA

General Trauma Management
Blast Injury (under revision)
Crush Injury (under revision)
Extremity Trauma / External Hemorrhage Management
Facial / Dental Injury (under revision)
Head Trauma
High Threat Considerations (under revision)
Spinal Care
Traumatic Arrest

OBSTETRICS

Childbirth and Post Delivery Care
Neonatal Resuscitation
Obstetrical Complications / Bleeding in Pregnancy
Obstetrical Complications / Breech Birth
Obstetrical Complications / Nuchal Cord
Obstetrical Complications / Pre-Eclampsia or Eclampsia
Obstetrical Complications / Prolapsed Cord

PEDIATRICS

Pediatric Initial Assessment
Pediatric Routine Medical Care (PRMC)
Pediatric Routine Trauma Care (PRTC)
Pediatric Airway Obstruction
Pediatric Altered Mental Status
Pediatric Anaphylaxis and Allergic Reaction
Pediatric Bronchospasm
Pediatric Burns
Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
Pediatric Chemical Agents/ Airway Respiratory Irritant / Nerve Agents
Pediatric Croup or Epiglottitis
Pediatric Drowning
Pediatric Hyperthermia / Heat Exposure
Pediatric Hypothermia / Cold Exposure
Pediatric Pain Management
Pediatric Seizures
Pediatric Shock
Pediatric Topical Chemical Burn
Pediatric Tracheostomy with Respiratory Distress

APPENDIX

Latex Allergy
Oxygen Delivery Methods