Please see the attached WREMAC guidance policy on the approach to patients with “cold/flu/fever/cough” symptoms as it relates to possible COVID-19 exposure.
This does not provide you with unilateral authority to refuse transport and all patients are required to be assessed by a qualified EMT or higher. If after recommendation to not transport, there is resistance – please contact medical direction.
If non-transport is the recommendation – there are sheets you can provide the caller with information as a resource in English and Spanish.
Local Health Departments may issue additional leave behind information for non-transported patients in the future as they see fit.
We understand there are a lot of rapidly changing policies and guidance coming out over the last week. We anticipate the BEMS may release a statewide protocol similar to this. If/when this happens we appreciate your understanding in any adjustments or further guidance that may be added to this policy.
Assessment Procedure for Patients with Suspected COVID-19
Acute Respiratory Illness Precautions and Recommendations - English
Acute Respiratory Illness Precautions and Recommendations - Spanish