Standards and Standardization in Paramedic Protocols

Gaevan Anantharaman

Abstract


Patient care protocols have been introduced into emergency pre-hospital care gradually over the last four decades in various ways. While protocols were initially designed to allow a move towards greater indirect medical oversight of paramedic-based emergency ambulance care, the formats, standards and content of such protocols have all developed independently. In the early days, providing avenues for the development of different formats of protocols,
and even variations in content, resulted in differences in standards of the care provided by paramedics.

Keywords


paramedic; protocols; standard; editorial

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.33151/ajp.1.1.88

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The Official Journal of Paramedics Australasia © 2019                           ISSN: 2202-7270

 

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