EHS clinical policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines, guide and enable strong paramedic practice with safe, evidence-based, quality patient care. The Office of the Provincial Medical Director is responsible for the development and review of all EHS clinical policies/documents. An important resource for the development of paramedic practice is the Canadian Prehospital Evidence Based Practice site. To learn more or to become more involved, please contact EHS at 902-424-1729 and/or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that EHS is undergoing significant transformation, linking both evidence and knowledge to policy, protocols, guidelines and practice. This is illustrated by:
EHS has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in the Policies, Procedures, Protocols, Clinical Practice Guidelines and Medication documents issued is accurate at the time of publication. All information listed within this website has been updated and approved effective April 1, 2018.
The EHS guidance is advisory and has been developed to assist healthcare professionals, together with patients, to make decisions about the management of the patient’s health, including treatments. It is intended to support the decision-making process and is not a substitute for sound clinical judgment. Guidelines cannot always contain all the information necessary for determining appropriate care and cannot address all individual situations; therefore, individuals using these guidelines must ensure they have the appropriate knowledge and skills to enable appropriate interpretation.
EHS is working with stakeholders to modify the current 49 policies, to a more thematic based model in-order to improve the subjective and objective decision making of EHS paramedic clinicians. These will include:  EHS Extended Scope Policy,  EHS Resource Allocation Policy,  EHS Patient Care Policy,  EHS Transport Policy,  EHS No Transport Policy, and  EHS Inter-Facility Transport Policy. For inquires on clinical policies please contact: 902-424-1729.
EHS CPG Introduction
Advanced Airway Management - CPG
Allergic Reaction - CPG
Altered Mental State-Decrease LOC - CPG
Burns - CPG
Cardiac Arrest - CPG
Cardiac Arrhythmia - CPG
Chest Pain - CPG
EENT - CPG
Environmental Emergency - CPG
Malaise, Sick - Protocol
Pediatric Advanced Airway Management - Protocol
Pediatric Airway Emergency - Protocol
Pediatric Allergic Reaction - Protocol
Pediatric Altered Mental State-Decreased LOC - Protocol
Pediatric Burns - Protocol
Pediatric Cardiac Arrest - Protocol
Pediatric Cardiac Arrhythmia - Protocol
Pediatric Environmental Emergency - Protocol
Pediatric Respiratory Distress (SOB) - Protocol
Pediatric Trauma (ABCs/Major) - Protocol
Perinatal Care - Protocol
Respiratory Distress (SOB) - CPG
Shock - CPG
Stroke-CVA-TIA - CPG
Toxicologic Emergency - CPG
Special Populations - CPG
Community Paramedicine - Protocol
CEC – Protocols
EHS Medications Documents
EHS is working with stakeholders to modify the current procedures, in-order to improve the subjective and objective decision making of EHS paramedic clinicians. For inquires on clinical policies please contact: 902-424-1729.