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2017 Statute


65-6144. Emergency medical responder; authorized activities. (a) An emergency medical responder may perform any of the following interventions, by use of the devices, medications and equipment, or any combination thereof, after successfully completing an approved course of instruction, local specialized device training and competency validation and when authorized by medical protocols, or upon order when direct communication is maintained by radio, telephone or video conference is monitored by a physician, physician assistant when authorized by a physician, an advanced practice registered nurse when authorized by a physician or a professional nurse when authorized by a physician, upon order of such person: (1) Emergency vehicle operations; (2) initial scene management; (3) patient assessment and stabilization; (4) cardiac arrest management through the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator; (5) airway management and oxygen therapy; (6) utilization of equipment for the purposes of acquiring an EKG rhythm strip; (7) control of bleeding; (8) extremity splinting; (9) spinal immobilization; (10) nebulizer therapy; (11) intramuscular injections with auto-injector; (12) administration of medications as approved by the board by appropriate routes; (13) recognize and comply with advanced directives; (14) use of blood glucose monitoring; (15) assist with childbirth; (16) non-invasive monitoring of hemoglobin derivatives; and (17) other techniques and devices of preliminary care an emergency medical responder is trained to provide as approved by the board.

History: L. 1988, ch. 261, § 44; L. 1994, ch. 154, § 6; L. 1998, ch. 133, § 16; L. 2010, ch. 119, § 11; L. 2011, ch. 114, § 91; L. 2011, ch. 114, § 67; L. 2016, ch. 35, § 10; July 1.

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