Projects

The Office of EMS supports and promotes State and local EMS systems through these current projects.

EMS Agenda 2050

EMS Agenda 2050 is a collaborative and inclusive two-year project to create a bold plan for the next several decades. EMS Agenda 2050 will solicit feedback from members of the EMS community to write a new Agenda for the Future that envisions innovative possibilities to advance EMS systems.

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AACN Training Course for EMS and 911 Medical Directors

This online training program seeks to teach EMS and 911 medical directors, and EMS personnel about the science behind Advanced Automatic Collision Notification, how it can be used to develop injury severity predictions, and how to integrate AACN into local EMS systems.

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EMS Compass

EMS Compass developed a process to create performance measures to improve the quality of care at the local, regional, state and national levels.

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Fighting Fatigue in EMS

The dangers of fatigue among EMS providers are well known, but not well understood. The Fatigue in EMS initiative conducted extensive literature reviews and developed voluntary, evidence-based fatigue risk management guidelines and resources for agencies and communities to ensure the health and safety of providers and the public.

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Safe Transportation of Children in Ground Ambulances

This collaborative effort advocates for improving the safety of children transported by ambulance through the creation of evidence-based standards. Such standards would ensure a safer environment for the patients who rely on the EMS provider to act on their behalf.

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EMS Provider & Patient Safety in Ambulances

NHTSA collaborates with national organizations and Federal partners to provide EMS leaders with the traffic crash data, research and resources needed to promote improvements in ground ambulance safety.

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Stop the Bleed

Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

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National EMS Information System

The National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) is a national effort to standardize the type of data collected by EMS agencies. NEMSIS provides the framework for collecting, storing, and sharing standardized EMS data from states nationwide.

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Addressing Public Health Issues with EMS Data

Along with its partners throughout the Federal government, NHTSA is committed to supporting local, state, Tribal and national efforts to use EMS data to improve population health.

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