Special Programs

Patient Specific Medication and Treatment Program (Adrenal Insufficiency Program)

The King County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system is designed to deliver positive patient outcomes to the citizens we serve. The system implements regional practices for common emergency conditions. In uncommon conditions, King County EMS has developed a patient-specific protocol that enables directed and specialized care for an individual citizen. This strategy helps focus local EMS personnel to the specific individual and their condition and helps assure the necessary therapy in the uncommon but real possibility that specialized treatment is required. Adrenal insufficiency qualifies as such a condition. EF&R and Paramedic personnel are trained regarding the indications and use of the special therapy. (view training procedures)  

To help deliver effective emergency assistance to individuals with adrenal insufficiency, we encourage you to work with EF&R to invoke the ‘Patient Specific Medication and Treatment Policy’. Program information can be found here

For additional information regarding the program and details relating to Adrenal Insufficiency Disease, please contact Deputy Chief Burke at 425-313-3204.