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Announcing MPDS v13.2 and PPDS v6.1

 
 
Announcing MPDS v13.2 and PPDS v6.1
 
The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAEDTM) is pleased to announce the release of Medical Priority Dispatch SystemTM v13.2 and Police Priority Dispatch SystemTM v6.1.
 
We've included a few important highlights of these new releases below.
 
You can request access to the release letters for MPDS v13.2 and PPDS v6.1 at the link below.
 
 
 
PROTOCOL 17: FALLS
New code for "Fall down (not on) stairs." Agencies can now assign a custom response code to a Fall Down Stairs, and a new Axiom has been added to better define Ground Level Falls.
 
PROTOCOL 23:
OVERDOSE / POISONING (Ingestion)
Now includes a Case Entry Fast Track and ECHO code for obvious Narcotic/Opioid arrest.
 
 
PROTOCOL 25: PSYCHIATRIC / ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR / SUICIDE ATTEMPT 
Two new determinant codes deal with critical emergencies found on this protocol. 
 
PROTOCOL 31:
UNCONSCIOUS / FAINTING (Near)
New earlier send point for UnconsciousAbnormal Breathing for quicker dispatch without waiting for the Breathing Verification Diagnostic to be completed. 
 
 
PROTOCOL Q (NARCAN ADMIN SET)
New instructions for Nasal Narcan (Adapt Pharma), now the most common Narcan device in public circulation.
 
HANDS ON CHEST (HOC)
CARES REPORT
New version of the HOC Report for additional assistance in improving cardiac arrest outcomes. Now there are two reports to review CPR performance:
  • The current report measuring agency compliance to AHA guidelines;
  • A new report that evaluates cardiac metrics as recommended by the CARES network.
 
 
 
NEW POST-DISPATCH INSTRUCTIONS
Instruct caller armed with any type of weapon on how to interact with arriving officers to increase safety for officers and caller.
 
PROTOCOL 131: TRAFFIC / TRANSPORTATION INCIDENT (Crash)
New Jurisdictionally Approved Questions (JAQs) give centers more flexibility in determining appropriate responses for assisting agencies (medical, fire). 
 
 
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION CHANGES
Changes to the global question designed to gather vehicle descriptions of suspects/persons to better address police-related scenarios and those involved (e.g. the elderly, or those under the legal age to drive).  
 
PROTOCOL 125: PUBLIC SERVICE
KEEP THE PEACE
Two new Key Question pathways that are JAQs address callers who are on scene vs. those meeting officers at a neutral (off-site) location of the event.
 
 
 
Sincerely,
International Academies of Emergency Dispatch
 
 
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