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 What will the PIFT paramedics need from the hospital staff (clerical or nursing) for each PIFT transport?


Please instruct your clerical or nursing staff that the PIFT paramedic will now require several additional items for transport. Specifically, legible copies of each of the following are needed for the PIFT paramedic’s records in addition to the transfer packet:

  • Demographic face sheet
  • Written transfer orders
  • Applicable Medication Administration Records (MARs)
  • Copies of advanced directives
  • Copy of the EMTALA form with legible receiving physician and contact information

In addition, if the PIFT paramedic will be responsible for titrating any type of vasoactive medications during the transport, specific written orders outlining these parameters must be included (i.e. titrate nitroglycerin drip to SBP > 90 mm Hg or chest pain free).

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