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The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, is pleased to provide this updated version of the Statewide ALS and BLS Protocols. The original version of the Statewide BLS took effective on 1 September 2004 and the ALS Protocols were introduced on 1 July 2007.


The Department of Health, Bureau of EMS, is pleased to provide these updated Statewide EMS Protocols to the EMS providers of Pennsylvania.


The Department is committed to providing Pennsylvania’s EMS personnel with the most up-to-date protocols, and to do this requires periodic updates. The protocols will be reviewed annually, and EMS personnel are encouraged to provide recommendations for improvement at any time. Comments should be directed to the Commonwealth EMS Medical Director, Bureau of EMS, Rm 606 Health & Welfare Building, 625 Forster St., Harrisburg, PA 17120.