EMS Update - August 2019

August 2019
Save More Lives with CPR LifeLinks
CPR LifelinksAccording to the American Heart Association, only about 10% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive. CPR LifeLinks offers a suite of resources to assist services in implementing high-performance CPR and telecommunicator CPR programs so more people can return home after suffering cardiac arrest.
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What’s in a Name? EMS Stakeholders Discuss the Profession’s Nomenclature
According to the National EMS Advisory Council, more than 35 different words or phrases are used to describe EMS and the practitioners of EMS. A stakeholder working group has been convened to further discuss the council’s recommendations to adopt the term “paramedicine” and change the nomenclature of EMS clinicians.
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Evidence-Based Guideline for EMS Use of Naloxone Now Available
NaloxoneNew evidence-based guideline for EMS administration of naloxone offers recommendations for the route of administration as well as guidance on dosing, titration, timing and transport. Read More
Review and Comment on Draft of Revised EMS Education Standards
Ensuring EMS education programs prepare the workforce to best serve their patients and communities is a priority of NHTSA and our federal partners, as well as EMS leaders across the nation. Your opportunity to review and comment on the first draft of the updated EMS Education Standards begins August 16.
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In This Issue
CPR LifeLinks Toolkit
Nomenclature of EMS
Naloxone EBG
Draft EMS Education Standards

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