EMS Update - January 2018

NHTSA's EMS Update - Your Connection to the Office of EMS
January 2018

Share Your Vision
The EMS Agenda 2050 team wants to hear from you. Share your ideas on what EMS should look like in the next several decades by attending a public meeting on January 17 in Los Angeles or March 1 in Dallas, or by joining an upcoming webinar on January 24. Register for the webinar here and visit the EMS Agenda 2050 website for more information on the public meetings.

Revision of National EMS Scope of Practice Model Moves Forward
Star of LifeA draft of a revised National EMS Scope of Practice Model, which establishes standards for the different EMS licensure levels, has been released for public comment. In addition, narcotic antagonists, tourniquets and wound packing have been added to the EMR and EMT licensure levels. Read More
Improving Trauma Care to Reduce Preventable Deaths
Federal agencies recently hosted a listening session to discuss ways to implement the recommendations of a groundbreaking report on trauma.
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Susan McHenry Retires After Four Decades of EMS Leadership
Susan McHenryNHTSA Office of EMS Program Manager Susan McHenry retired at the end of 2017. Read More
Federal EMS Committee Meets to Discuss EMS Issues
Members of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS approved a letter requesting a meeting with White House officials to discuss improving the nation’s trauma system. Read More.
National EMS Advisory Council Announces New Recommendations to Advance EMS
NEMSAC LogoMembers of the NEMSAC approved five advisories on topics ranging from EMS nomenclature to the national opioid epidemic. Read More.

In This Issue
Revision of National EMS Scope of Practice Model
Improving Trauma Care to Reduce Preventable Deaths
Susan McHenry Retires
FICEMS Discusses EMS Issues
NEMSAC Announces New Recommendations

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