A campaign to change the Emergency Medical Protocols in every state!

What does this mean?

Currently due to conflicting protocols and liability issues,
 “Most Paramedics & ER Doctors believe they are prohibited
from administering patient carried specialty medications or 
deviating from standard protocols for rare medical needs”

Due to a lack of uniform reporting, nationally we have no 
records of how often these events are happening which is 
preventing the need of protocol changes being apparent 
on the state and national levels.

It is our responsibility to raise awareness for the protection 
of our families and friends with SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS!

Our paramedics need new protocols allowing for 
"administering specialty patient carried meds 
& treatment based on the 
specialist's EMERGENCY MEDICAL ORDERS"

Typically "special medical" patients are stabilized and 
transferred to a Level 1 Trauma Center or for those with 
"specialty medications" are held at the local ER until 
the “guaranteed safe” meds can be delivered. Both 
scenarios result in a delay in treatment.  
A delay causing anything from prolonged recovery 
to organ damage to loss of life!
 We all know time matters and this must be changed!
We need you to join us in this effort, 
many voices are heard much better than one!

3 thoughts on “A campaign to change the Emergency Medical Protocols in every state!”

  1. Hi, I have secondary adrenal insufficiency and carry emergency solu-cortef. For anyone here that relies on this medication, I wanted to highlight a recent issue that you may encounter or may have encountered. I know I have! Pfizer, the company that makes Solu-Cortef recently had an issue where the normal 100mg package had a production issue and was mislabeled as 125mg with only 100mg of hydrocortisone in the package. The recall of these has left a shortage of supplies and the only type I can currently obtain is the 100 mg/vial with no solution. CVS are unable to supply any solution for injection except in the the Act-O-Vial form, which is currently not available. Depending on your state, you may/will need to obtain a prescription for a sterile solution needed to mix the powder prior to injection, which the package instructions only give as “solution”. Double check the prescription you get and not get caught unawares! Update any protocols to allow for being presented with the no-solution vial instead of the Act-O-Vial.

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