Emergency Medical Service Programs

Alaska Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Program

Alaska POLST was signed into regulation May 2021 and replaces the Alaska Comfort One program as a legal medical order indicating a patient’s preferences for emergency and/or life-sustaining treatments when seriously ill or at the end of life.

Code Blue

This program was started in 1999 in an effort to identify, prioritize and seek funding for essential equipment for rural EMS in Alaska.

EMS Data Collection

Emergency Programs is working with EMS agencies across Alaska to develop a state-wide data collection system.

EMS for Children Program (EMSC)

The Alaska EMSC program is designed to enhance the pediatric capabilities of the current system originally designed for adults.

Hepatitis B Vaccination Program

A program for acquiring hepatitis B vaccine for volunteer EMS organizations.