2017 Collaborative Protocols Update

The 2017 NYS Collaborative Protoclols update is here! Now covering 13 of 16 EMS regions, these protocols continue to be a great example of cooperation, as dozens of physicians and EMS leaders from across the state combine resources to establish the best evidence-based protocols possible, for our patients.

This is a rather small update for the regions that currently use the Collaborative Protocols, but please note that there are several formatting, formulary and protocol changes throughout.


Please use any or all of the following for your self-study review:

Simulation Videos - These simulation videos are intended to demonstrate patient care scenarios in the context of the NYS collaborative protocols. Like the rest of medicine, there are different ways of practicing EMS and we encourage providers to watch the videos with a critical eye and think about how they would debrief the scenarios if they were the instructor/supervisor. 


PodcastsThese podcasts are not all-encompassing but focus on particular points of interest. Providers often have questions about why certain things came out the way they did. In addition, there are some things that were discussed while we were writing the protocols that I think would be worth conveying to make sure the effect of the protocols results in the optimum patient care. The podcasts span two episodes and cover the topics below. The podcasts will eventually have a permanent YouTube home but you can use the links below to access the episodes for now.

Episode 38 (1 of 2):

Episode 39 (2 of 2):


These exams are open-book and although each ALS provider is required to complete one, the goal is for them to become comfortable with new protocols, formatting changes and new medications. You can expect to receive a CME certificate a few weeks after submission.

EMT Level Exam (OPTIONAL) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQ22QZ8

AEMT Level Exam  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96QR6FV  

CCT Level Exam https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DTC3YRY

Paramedic Level Exam https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DTSQVG2