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.
Federal agencies recently hosted a listening session to discuss ways to implement the recommendations of a groundbreaking report on trauma.
NHTSA Office of EMS Program Manager Susan McHenry retired at the end of 2017.
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.
Members of the NEMSAC approved five advisories on topics ranging from EMS nomenclature to the national opioid epidemic.