Blood Alcohol Draw on Scene
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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.