EMS Update - September 2017

NHTSA's EMS Update - Your Connection to the Office of EMS
September 2017

New Video Highlights the Importance of EMS Data
The Office of EMS has created an engaging two-minute animated video that follows EMS data from the moment they are collected at the scene to when they are analyzed and used to improve care from the local to the national level. The video, intended for all members of the EMS community, highlights the importance of collecting and sharing accurate information, and the numerous ways agencies, policymakers, researchers and others use it. Click below to watch, download and share the video.

The Role of EMS in Improving Trauma Care

EMS Has a Role in Preventing Unnecessary Deaths from Trauma
A new infographic and recent webinar highlight the state of trauma in the U.S. and how first responders can play a role in saving more lives. Read More
EMS Agenda 2050 Releases Straw Man Document
EMS Agenda 2050The EMS Agenda 2050 project team recently released a Straw Man document and is looking for input from the entire EMS community as the effort to create a vision for the future of EMS moves forward.
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A Scope of Practice Model for Today’s EMS
Now is your chance to review proposed evidence-based changes to the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and provide your input. Read More
Preventing EMS Worker Injuries and Exposures
The NHTSA Office of EMS collaborated with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to research on-the-job injuries in EMS. According to the four-year study, more than 22,000 EMS workers visited emergency departments each year for work-related injuries. NIOSH and NHTSA created a fact sheet with tips on what EMS employers can do to prevent injuries and exposures among workers. Read More.

In This Issue
EMS Role Preventing Trauma Deaths
EMS Agenda 2050 Releases Straw Man Document
A Scope of Practice Model for Today's EMS
Preventing EMS Worker Injuries and Exposures

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