EMS Update: March/April 2015 Newsletter

Your Connection to the Office of the EMS

NHTSA Advances Ground Ambulance Safety by Tracking and Investigating Crashes
The National Highway Traffic Administration’s (NHTSA) mission is to keep everyone safe on America’s roadways – including patients in the ambulance, the crews riding with them and the general public. Toward that goal, NHTSA has carefully examined 20 years of ambulance crash data and the results of detailed investigations of individual incidents.
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EMS Compass Kicks Off Effort to Design a System of Performance Measurement
The two-year cooperative agreement between the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop a system to design and use performance measures is underway.
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NAEMSP Releases NHTSA Funded National Strategy for Prehospital EBGs
Earlier this year, the National Association of EMS Physicians released a “National Strategy to Promote Prehospital Evidence-Based Guideline Development, Implementation, and Evaluation,” the result of a two-year project funded in part by NHTSA’s Office of EMS.
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Free Webinar: Ambulance Safety -Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Data
Register now to learn how NHTSA’s OEMS is collaborating with a variety of partners to use ambulance crash data to improve the safety of all providers and patients in transit.

National 911 Program Releases 2014 System Statistics Report
The National 911 Program released the “2014 National 911 Progress Report,” which provides detailed reporting and analysis of the most recent collection of 911 statistics from more than 39 states.
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