Central Medical Emergency Direction

Responsibilities of Hospital Personnel

Hospital personnel who utilize the CMED system have an obligation to understand the EMS system and the skills and capabilities of the EMTs with whom they are communicating. Medical orders must be given directly by a physician who is identified as the medical control physician. All physicians providing medical direction should receive formal training in radio communications from the hospital, including the importance of concise, confidential transmissions. Medical Control Physicians are expected to have thorough knowledge of the most current Massachusetts Pre-Hospital Treatment Protocols and be willing to participate in case reviews.


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