Date Published

January 19, 2012

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Question: On page 11 of the new Medical Directives it states that vital signs have been kept constant throughout the directives and that any exceptions are clearly noted in each directive. Tachypnea is defined as 28 or > however, I noticed confusion amongst peers stating condition for CPAP was still at 24b/m or >. New protocol simply states tachypnea as the condition. Please clarify


 Tachypnea is defined in the pre-amble at greater or equal to 28. In the CPAP directive, tachypnea is one of the indications listed, and as such, by definition is greater or equal to 28 breaths per minute.



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