Date Published

June 20, 2016

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Question: Referring to the STEMI by-pass medical directive, is it 60 minutes from patient contact or 60 minutes transport time?


 Excellent question.  The provincial STEMI protocol refers to 60 minutes from the time to first medical contact and does not refer to the drive time alone.  Given the unique aspects of every patient contact, paramedic judgment is required to determine if patients are eligible to be transported for PCI within these time criteria.



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