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Does your state have a treat and release protocol for EMS providers that are doing standby work at events?

If so, can you link to them?

Thanks!

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Since Texas doesn't have state protocols, I'll chime in and say, "no". But it's like anything else we do...if they don't need transport, then we do what we can/need to and let them refuse the rest.

I've worked EMS standby since 2004 - so if you have some specific questions, I'll be more than happy to help.

Toni

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Depends on your definition of standbys... We have specific protocols for fire rehab, diabetic hypoglycemia, and follow general documentation and informed consent guidelines for everything else.

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Yes, our Clinical Practice Guidelines allow Ambulance Officers to treat and not refer immediately to a Doctor in the following circumstances

- Where the injury is very minor

- Where significant treatment has not been provided

- Hypoglycaemia

- Known epilepsy

- Paracetamol for minor discomfort

- Where the patient is receiving end of life or palliative care

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