Date Published

December 10, 2023

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Is it acceptable to give oral medications to a patient wearing a cervical Caller that meets the indications for the medication and none of the contraindications?


Yes – it is acceptable. The Medical Directives have been optimized in the last round of comprehensive review to explicitly state within the Indications (ie. For aspirin: “Able to chew and swallow”) and Contraindications (I.e. for Acetaminophen: “Unable to tolerate oral medication”). Therefore, it is not the collar that precludes the administration, but the global patient condition. You will use your clinical judgement to decide if a patient is suitable for this route of medication administration.




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