According to the American Heart Association, only about 10% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive. CPR LifeLinks offers a suite of resources to assist services in implementing high-performance CPR and telecommunicator CPR programs so more people can return home after suffering cardiac arrest.
According to the National EMS Advisory Council, more than 35 different words or phrases are used to describe EMS and the practitioners of EMS. A stakeholder working group has been convened to further discuss the council’s recommendations to adopt the term “paramedicine” and change the nomenclature of EMS clinicians.
New evidence-based guideline for EMS administration of naloxone offers recommendations for the route of administration as well as guidance on dosing, titration, timing and transport.
Ensuring EMS education programs prepare the workforce to best serve their patients and communities is a priority of NHTSA and our federal partners, as well as EMS leaders across the nation. Your opportunity to review and comment on the first draft of the updated EMS Education Standards begins August 16.