CMEMSC OFFICE: (508) 854-0111 | CMED 24/7 Phone: 508-854-0100

No emergency patient should arrive by ambulance at a hospital without notification through CMED. Entry notifications should be given 5 to 10 minutes prior to arrival and briefly describe the patient's age, sex and chief complaint. 

Only essential information needed for appropriate patient preparation should be relayed. A full patient report should be given to staff upon transfer of patient care at the hospital.

link icon  Basic Entry Notification Guidelines:

Contact Worcester CMED on MED Channel 4:

“Worcester CMED, Worcester CMED from (Service Name & #)”.

Wait for CMED to respond.

Requesting priority (1, 2, or 3 ALS/BLS) entry note to (Hospital Name).”

CMED will direct you to a MED Channel; switch to that channel and acknowledge: “(Service Name/# on MED 2, 5, 22, 62, etc)”

CMED will use entry tone requested.

Hospital/Doctor will respond. Confirm they hear you:

“(Hospital Name), How do you Copy?”

We are transporting an ( age) year old (male/female) complaining of (chief complaint). 

Vitals as follows – B/P, Pulse, and Respirations

Briefly provide treatment provided pertinent to chief complaint. (Ex: patient is in full c-spine or extremity splinted or Zofran given)

End with: Questions or Instructions?

Wait for Hospital to respond or sign off.

Request to clear from the MED channel. CMED or Hospital may have questions or clarifications.

*Complaint secondary to an MVA should include:

  • severity (minor/moderate/sever damage)
  • restrained/unrestrained
  • positive/negative LOC
  • Immobilized/not immobilized

Hailing on dedicated MED channels, MED 3-Athol

Example: “Worcester CMED, Worcester CMED from Wood’s 265 , ALS entry note to Athol.”