Public Policy
EMERGENCIES, MEDICAL
01/01/2017
(RESOLUTION 14-28) RESOLVED, that the ISMA support that when providing advanced cardiac life support, advanced trauma life support, advanced pediatric life support and other similar emergencies, health care facilities should maintain up-to-date suggested algorithms electronically or on paper to ensure that this information is readily accessible during the medical emergency; and be it further RESOLVED, that the ISMA support that health care facilities should have a policy of providing a qualified person that the physician can designate to present the suggested algorithm during the active treatment; and be it further RESOLVED, that this resolution be sent to the American Medical Association (AMA) for consideration. (RESOLUTION 14-13) RESOLVED, that the ISMA continues to work with the Indiana State Department of Health, Homeland Security, the American College of Surgeons and interested parties toward the goal of a statewide trauma care system for Indiana; and be it further RESOLVED, that the ISMA continue to encourage hospitals and physicians wherever they are credentialed to be involved in trauma care; and be it further RESOLVED, that the ISMA work with the American College of Surgeons and interested parties with legislative input to seek funding crucial to the complete implementation and maintenance of a statewide trauma care system. (RESOLUTION 11-53) RESOLVED, that the ISMA seek legislation recognizing Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) as a standing, immediately actionable medical order transferable across medical settings (example POLST form attached). (READOPTED 11-12, HOD; RESOLUTION 01-18) RESOLVED, that the ISMA continue to support efforts requiring all EMTs to be trained and authorized to appropriately administer epinephrine to patients under the age of 18 for all anaphylactic reactions. (RESOLUTION 08-37) RESOLVED, that the ISMA support state legislation as well as federal requiring all facilities in Indiana rendering emergency care to provide on-site, comprehensive services to sexual assault patients in accordance with widely accepted standards of care, without exemption for sectarian reason. Such services must include all the following: Treatment of trauma Testing and prophylaxis for sexually transmitted disease Collection of forensic evidence On-site availability of emergency contraception for patients capable of pregnancy Information and written materials about a patient's right to emergency contraception. Information shall be scientifically accurate, factual and objective. It shall be clearly written and readily comprehensible in a culturally competent manner. It shall explain the nature of emergency contraception, including its use, safety, efficacy and availability, and shall state that this form of contraception does not cause abortion of an established pregnancy. (8/11/82, EC) General support for the several emergency medical identification systems (jewelry); however, no endorsement for any particular manufacturer. (8/15/79, EC) Discourages the use of hospital emergency rooms for non-emergency problems.
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