Arizona Emergency Medical Systems, Inc.
Red Book - Chapter 3
Central Arizona Regional EMS Guidelines
On December 18, 2019, the AEMS Board of Governors approved the use of the Central Arizona Regional EMS Guidelines. These guidelines replace all previous RED Book, Chapter 3 contents.
The clinical basis for these new guidelines is derived from the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System's “Triage, Treatment, and Transport Guidelines (T3Gs)” and the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO).
Click on the links below to access these guidelines, training video and summary of current updates.
The guidelines were developed and continue to be maintained by a collaborative effort between the following EMS entities:
- Arizona Emergency Medical Systems, Inc. (AEMS)
- EMS Regional Operations Consistency Committee (ROCC)
- Valley Medical Directors (VMD)
- Westside EMS Consortium (WEMSCOM)
Approved by AEMS Board of Governors: December 18, 2019
Updated: January 2022
These guidelines are designed to be a resource document for use by Medical Direction Authorities, as defined by A.R.S. § 36-2205, responsible for the administrative, organizational and on-line medical direction of pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care Technicians (EMCTs). It is specifically recognized that documented regional or local variations from the guidelines contained within are not only acceptable, but also appropriate, depending on the individual circumstances of the involved areas and organizations.
By Statute and Rule, all advanced life support pre-hospital EMCTs shall have administrative and on-line medical direction. These guidelines are not meant to act as a substitute, proxy or alternative to that medical direction. Any conflict between these guidelines and the EMCT’s medical direction shall default to the Administrative or on-line medical direction.
These guidelines are deemed to be within the acceptable standard of medical care. It is specifically recognized that there are acceptable documented regional or local variations from these procedures and protocols, which may also satisfy the standard of care. This manual does NOT define, limit, expand, or otherwise purport to establish the legal standard of care.