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Winter 2018

Revision of National EMS Scope of Practice Model Moves Forward

A draft of a revised National EMS Scope of Practice Model, which establishes standards for the different EMS licensure levels, has been released for public comment. In addition, narcotic antagonists, tourniquets and wound packing have been added to the EMR and EMT licensure levels.

Improving Trauma Care to Reduce Preventable Deaths

Federal agencies recently hosted a listening session to discuss ways to implement the recommendations of a groundbreaking report on trauma.

Susan McHenry Retires After Four Decades of EMS Leadership

NHTSA Office of EMS Program Manager Susan McHenry retired at the end of 2017.

Federal EMS Committee Meets to Discuss EMS Issues

Members of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS approved a letter requesting a meeting with White House officials to discuss improving the nation’s trauma system.

National EMS Advisory Council Announces New Recommendations to Advance EMS

Members of the NEMSAC approved five advisories on topics ranging from EMS nomenclature to the national opioid epidemic.