The Dane County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division helps to coordinate, advise, and oversee local EMS programs within the County. Beginning in 1973, the division has cooperated with emergency medical professionals to deliver the best care to its citizens. The Dane County EMS organization is comprised of 25 different EMS services that utilize the 5 different hospitals located within the county.
The Dane County Emergency Management system is not just limited to “lights and sirens” response. Emergency management in each department countywide involves the work a community does to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. This can be seen as the work to prevent / mitigate risks and hazards in their community, prepare for unavoidable risks and hazards, respond by organizing, coordinating, and supporting emergency response in their community, and assist their community with recovering from an emergency.
Dane County EMS Protocols:
The Dane County EMS Protocols are intended to provide and ensure uniform treatment for all patients who receive care from EMS Agencies and Providers participating in the Dane County EMS System. These protocols apply exclusively to agencies responding via the 9-1-1 System within the County. Any other use must receive prior approval from the Medical Director of Dane County EMS. The protocols are the direct result of countless hours reviewing evidence-based guidelines, historically proven treatments and the best practices of EMS Systems recognized as leaders in the nation.
View the Dane County Protocols documents
The protocols have been extensively reviewed not only by the Dane County EMS Office, but by the Dane County Medical Advisory Subcommittee and representatives from all aspects of the local medical community. They are intended to create a seamless and consistent treatment plan across provider levels, and have been evaluated for applicability as well as internal consistency. We strive to meet or exceed the standard set by the top EMS Services in the nation.
New to this year’s publication of the Dane County EMS Protocols is the online interactive protocol book. This was created with all of our EMS providers in mind to create an easily accessible and useful version of the protocol book to fulfill their needs on and off duty. On-Line Medical Control is available for consultation and assistance with patients, scenarios or presentations that do not fall within the scope of this document.