Blood Alcohol Draw on Scene

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Procedure Guidelines

9.02 BLOOD ALCOHOL DRAW ON SCENE

PATIENT (person that will be treated and transported)

  • Initial Medical Care.
  • Obtain Blood draw kit from Law Enforcement.
  • Solicit aid from Law Enforcement to ensure proper chain of custody.
  • Treat the patient per the appropriate PRACTICE PARAMETER.
  • Determine if you can safely (without jeopardizing patient care) draw the blood and convey to officer requesting draw.
  • Draw blood as per BLOOD DRAW USING VACUTAINER PROTOCOL
  • Record date on kit, officer’s name, and how you drew blood in your report.
  • Complete a FDLE / ICP Form II and send with paperwork (Place CAD # in upper right corner).


REFUSAL OF MEDICAL CARE (person that will be treated and released)

  • Assess the patients mental ability to refuse
  • If mentally incompetent, enlist law enforcement to aid transport.
  • If mentally competent, completely advise patient of possible complications (with witness present) and advise patient they will have to sign refusal.
  • Draw blood as per procedure (see next page)
  • Record date on kit, officer’s name, and how you drew blood in your report. Have patient sign refusal, have same officer witness refusal.
  • Complete a FDLE / ICP Form II and send with paperwork (place CAD # in upper right corner).


Note: A patient history and assessment that includes vital signs and blood glucose level should be obtained, if possible, on all patients that are being drawn for blood alcohol levels.