EMS Update: August/September 2015

Your Connection to the Office of the EMS

NEMSAC Meets to Discuss Priorities, Elect Leadership
The National EMS Advisory Council recently held the first meeting of the 2015 council appointees. Learn more about the discussion of a wide-range of topics from education to data integration and the election of a new chair and vice chair.
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Experts Discuss the Importance of EMS Data
Why is it so important for EMS systems to complete electronic patient care records and collect data? Experts from the National EMS Information System and EMS Compass share several reasons, but at the top of the list: Data can help systems improve patient care and prove their value to the community.
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Federal Spotlight: Helping Providers Cope with Pediatric Fatalities
Coping with the death of a pediatric patient is one of the most difficult times for an EMS provider. That’s why a Health Resources and Services Administration grant aims to help EMS providers responding to pediatric fatalities through Compassionate Options for Pediatric EMS (COPE).
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Free Webinar: Emerging Technologies - Strengthening the Continuum of Care
Join the discussion about the impact that technological innovations will have in improving patient care, operations and collaboration among providers. Hear insight from the authors of the recently released Emerging Digital Technologies in EMS: Considerations and Strategies to Strengthen the Continuum of Care and other experts about the innovative ways that prehospital care can be improved with new technologies, including digital data, medical devices and software applications.

Upcoming Opportunities: Important National EMS Initiatives
This fall presents several opportunities to learn more and get involved in national EMS initiatives. Attend national stakeholder meetings, participate in webinars or join conference sessions in Nevada and Kentucky.
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RESCUME – Policy Considerations for Connected Vehicles and EMS
The U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology released a report that documents policy considerations for mobility applications that use connected vehicle data sets to provide first-responders, emergency management centers, and road crews enhanced information for responding to incidents and emergencies.
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