Dispatch

Guidance on Dispatch

What to ask:

  • Have you had any recent signs or symptoms of viral infection including fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches or difficulty breathing?
  • In the last 2 weeks prior to symptoms, have you had close contact with anyone with a suspicion or confirmation of coronavirus?
  • In the last 2 weeks prior to symptoms, have you been in any location, including countries, cruise ships, communities or public gatherings where there is a reported active transmission of coronavirus? 
  • Have you tested positive for coronavirus and asked to quarantine? If so, please inform the ambulance crew so they can proceed to don appropriate PPE prior to patient contact

Sources:

Dispatch Guidance. National Association of EMS Physicians. Available from: https://naemsp.org/resources/covid-19-resources/dispatch-communications/

Last Updated 4 months ago
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