S.D. Admin. R. 44:05:03:05.08 - EMT scope of practice

Current through Register Vol. 48, page 106, April 11, 2022

The emergency medical technicians core scope of practice includes basic interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with a medical response. Emergency care is based on assessment findings.

In addition to the skills listed in 44:05:03:05.04, the following skills may be performed by an EMT:

(1) Airway and Breathing:
(a) Insertion of airway adjuncts intended to go into the oropharynx or nasopharynx;
(b) Insertion of supraglottic airway devices
(b) Use of positive pressure ventilation devices;
(2) Pharmaceutical interventions:
(a) Assist patients in taking their own prescribed medications;
(b) Administration of the following over-the-counter medications with appropriate medical oversight:
(i) Oral glucose for suspected hypoglycemia;
(ii) Aspirin for chest pain of suspected ischemic origin;
(c) Use of unit dose auto-injectors for the administration of life saving medications intended for self or peer rescue in hazardous materials situations;
(d) Use of epi-pens for a patient in anaphylaxis
(e) Use of auto-injector or nasal spray for the administration of a narcotic antagonist to a patient suspected of narcotic overdose
(3) Application and inflation of the pneumatic anti-shock garment (PASG) for fracture stabilization.
(4) Application and management of spinalization devices.


S.D. Admin. R. 44:05:03:05.08
43 SDR 17, effective 8/7/2017

General Authority: SDCL 34-11-6.

Law Implemented: SDCL

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