Promotion Ebola and Enterovirus Information

KBEMS wants to keep agencies and providers up to date with the latest information available from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and US Department for Health and Human Services. The documents on this page represent what we believe most useful to the EMS community.

Ebola (EVD)

CDC Information Page about Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)​​
CDC Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for Ebola Virus Disease in the United States
CDC ASPR Ebola Virus Disease Screening for EMS
Evaluating Patients for Possible EVD: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials 10/2/2014
KDPH Ebola Frequently Asked Questions
KDPH Ebola Travel Placard Bilingual Oct. 2014
CDC poster for donning/doffing of PPE
CDC Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on PPE for Ebola
CDC Guidance on PPE To Be Used By Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with EVD in U.S. Hospitals, Including Procedures for Putting On (Donning) and Removing (Doffing)
CDC Ebola Information for EMS Providers, Agen​cies and Systems
Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 9-1-1 PSAPs for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States
Identify, Isolate, Inform: EMS Systems and 9-1-1 PSAPs for Management of Patients Who Present with Possible Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) in the United States new 1/12/2015

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

CDC Enterovirus D68 Information Page
KDPH Health Alert: Increased Respiratory Illness Curculating in Kentucky 9/10/2014

Promotion KASPER

Printable Statement

To: Kentucky Licensed EMS Providers
From: Julia Martin, MD, FACEP
State Medical Advisor
Date: November 29, 2012
Re: EMS and KASPER Exemption

Many physicians and others in the EMS community have expressed concern about the new reporting requirements in KRS 218A.172, the amendment commonly known as Kentucky HB1. Please be advised that KRS 218A.172 (4) contains exceptions to the statutory requirements.

Specifically, KRS 218A.172 (4) (b) (1)-(3) states:

(4) This section shall not apply to: . . .
(b) A licensee administering a controlled substance necessary to treat a patient in an emergency situation:
1. At the scene of an emergency;
2. In a licensed ground or air ambulance; or
3. In the emergency department or intensive care unit of a licensed hospital. . . .

Medical Directors and other on-line medical control should not be concerned about any liability resulting from their direction for the appropriate administration of Schedule II or III controlled substances to patients in the usual course of business. The three situations described above are expressly exempt from the requirements referred to as the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting or KASPER.

Promotion EMT 12 Lead Acquisition

KBEMS offers the following information for those agencies that would like to participate in a EMT 12 Lead Acquisition Project. All applicants must meet all of the requirements of a pilot program.

The following information is provided as a resource for those agencies that want to participate in the program.

Related Forms

Form Name Form Number Form Description
EMT 12 Lead Lesson Plan KBEMS-PP10Lesson Plan for the educational requirements for EMTs that want to participate in the 12 Lead Acquisition project.
12 Lead Skill Sheet KBEMS-SE50Skill Sheet for EMTs wanting to participate in the 12 Lead Acquisition Program.
Data Reporting EMT ECG DATAData Reporting Requirements for agencies wanting to participate in the 12 Lead acquisiton program.