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Current Maine EMS Statewide Protocols (Dec 1, 2019) are located here

Maine EMS 2021 Statewide Protocol Development

Currently, the MDPB is reviewing and providing updates the Maine EMS Protocols for a planned delivery date of December 1, 2021.  

The MDPB held several public protocol discussion forums. Meetings were conducted via zoom with participants from across the state and held:

  • August 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm
  • September 10, 2020 at 12:30 pm
  • November 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm
  • January 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm
  • March 11, 2021 at 12:30 pm
  • May 13, 2021 at 12:00pm

The MDPB has released the current working draft protocols for proposed implementation on December 1, 2021.  The protocols below are not for clinical use until 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2021. The Education Committee, MDPB, and Education Manager Chris Azevedo are finalizing education for the updates, and a schedule will be forthcoming.  We anticipate a live zoom meeting in each region by the regional medical director and availability on MEMSEd (you will only need to take one session).  Please note that the existing smartphone apps will also be updated, but they cannot be updated until December 1, as it will override current Maine EMS protocols in effect prior to December 1, 2021.

2021 Protocols - NOT for use until December 1, 2021

Cover of Maine EMS 2021 Protocols

An Index is also being developed for pages 175-179

Maine EMS and the MDPB will also be providing updated change documents during the education of the December 1, 2021 protocols.

Protocol Section MDPB Authors  Education Authors

Draft Change Document

Brown / Purple / Grey / Black

Dr. Beth Collamore

Dr. Kevin Kendall

Joanne Lebrun

Aiden Koplovsky

Brown Changes (DOC)

Grey Changes (DOC)

Purple Changes (DOC)

Blue

Dr. Tim Pieh

Dr. Matt Sholl

Brian Chamberlain

Steve Smith

Blue Changes (DOC)
Red

Dr. Seth Ritter

Dr. Michael Bohanske

Brian Chamberlain

Steve Smith

David Mejia

Red Changes (DOC)
Gold

Dr. David Saquet

Dr. Seth Ritter

Aiden Koplovsky

David Mejia

Gold Changes (DOC)
Green

Dr. Kevin Kendall

Dr. Tim Pieh

Dennis Russell

Rick Petrie

Green Changes (PDF)
Yellow Dr. Kate Zimmerman

Amy Drinkwater

Mike Drinkwater

Yellow Changes (PDF)
Pink

Dr. Dave Saquet

Dr. Rachel Williams

Stephanie Cordwell

Marc Minkler

Pink & Other Pediatric Changes (PDF)
Orange

Dr. Mike Bohanske

Dr. Beth Collamore

Dennis Russell

Joanne Lebrun

Orange Changes (PDF)
PIFT

Dr. Pete Tilney

Dr. Matt Sholl

Rick Petrie

Amy Drinkwater

 
General Comments Dr. Matt Sholl Chris Azevedo  

2021 White Papers

The MDPB has released several white papers surrounding decisions and changes that will go into effect with the next protocol change (anticipated as December, 2021).  These white papers are:

 


Clinical & Operational Bulletins

Emergency Shortage Protocols

Maine EMS 2019 Protocol Update Resources

EMS Medical Director Guidebook (PDF)

Medical Direction & Practices Board (MDPB) White Papers

Archived Protocols - Reference only, not for clinical use