Does your EMS system carry solu-cortef on their rigs for use in patients with acute adrenal crisis?
We are considering this in our region and are now allowing paramedics to administer the family's solu-cortef without medical control.
The Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Research, Education and Support Foundation (CARES) have been working with us on this project.
The experience of this family-led support group has been that in many instances there is a significant delay in administration if EMS systems rely on receiving EDs
to have it quickly available upon patient arrival. They have successfully initiated a pre-hospital solu-cortef protocol in MA and RI.
What is your experience and does what does your EMS system have in place?
Thanks in advance-
Jay Fisher MD
Pediatric Emergency Services
Children's Hospital of Nevada
Las Vegas NV
St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Sienna Campus
For more information, send mail to [log in to unmask] with the message: info PED-EM-L
The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is: