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Sept. 19-22, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico


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NASEMSO Supports New National EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center

(06/10/16) NASEMSO is pleased to announce that beginning July 1, 2016, an Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) will be launched to oversee and develop new initiatives to optimize and improve pediatric emergency care nationwide. NASEMSO will collaborate in this effort as a key stakeholder, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

A long-time EMSC advocate, NASEMSO will provide expertise and assistance with EIIC activities through its Pediatric Emergency Care Council (PECC) to foster QI collaboratives, establish a National Pediatric ED Facility Recognition program for states, and to improve pediatric readiness through pediatric equipment, training, QI process and systems improvement.

“NASEMSO remains committed to the EMSC program and is excited about the EIIC collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s,” stated Paul Patrick, NASEMSO President. “This partnership will re-enforce the EMSC program and augment the support system for State Partnership Program Managers. NASEMSO believes, as we work together, this new quality improvement focused system will help improve patient care for pediatrics across this country.”

The EIIC, a historic partnership between an academic center and HRSA, will be based in Houston, Texas with a four-year cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) EMSC Program, within the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, awarded to the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital. Download press release for details.

NASEMSO Was Represented at the June FirstNet PSAC Meeting in San Diego

(06/07/16) The FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) is the primary advisor to FirstNet on how the nationwide public safety broadband network should be built. NASEMSO was represented at the meeting, held June 6, 2016, in San Diego, California. For more information, go to www.FirstNet.gov.

In the photo above, the PSAC members listen to FirstNet President T.J. Kennedy, a former flight paramedic and police officer. Present were Kevin McGinnis, FirstNet Board Member, and EMS representatives, including: Paul Patrick, NASEMSO President and PSAC Vice Chair; Don Lundy, NAEMT Past President; Jonathan Olson, Wake County EMS and National EMS Management Association; and FirstNet Senior EMS Advisor Brent Williams, formerly the Communications Coordinator for Michigan EMS. Click to see the full-sized photo.


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Dr. Jon Krohmer Named as Next Director of NHTSA's Office of Emergency Medical Services

(08/24/16) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announces the appointment of Dr. Jon Krohmer as the Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). Chosen from a field of more than 30 candidates, Dr. Krohmer comes to this position with a wealth of EMS experience and expertise and will lead NHTSA's collaborative efforts to improve emergency care across the nation. He will begin this new position on Sept. 6, 2016.

Board certified as an emergency physician, Dr. Krohmer has been actively involved in EMS for more than 30 years, first in his home state of Michigan, and then at the national level, as an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and president of the National Association of EMS Physicians. He has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Director of the Health Services Corps for Immigration and Customs Enforcement at DHS.

"Jon Krohmer's extensive expertise in EMS and experience in federal service will be great assets to the NHTSA EMS program," said Jeff Michael, NHTSA Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development. "His collaborative and patient-centered approach is very important for the EMS Program, which depends on partnerships to achieve its goals. We're very excited to have Jon as part of our NHTSA family."

NAEMT Releases Results from National Survey on Data Collection

(07/25/16) The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) has released the results from its 2016 National Survey on Data Collection, Use and Exchange in EMS. More than 2,400 members representing EMS practitioners, managers, data managers and medical directors from a wide variety of agency sizes and types responded to the survey.

The 4-1-1 on NASEMSO Projects and Activities

  • Fatigue in EMS: As a result of the expert panel meeting in April, PICO questions have been finalized and registered. The systematic reviews have been initiated.
  • EMS Compass: The comment period for the second batch of measures (STEMI and SCA) closed on June 3. An educational webinar on “Data Analysis and Visualization” is planned for June 17.
  • Ground Ambulance Vehicle Standards and EMS Safety Resources: SafeAmbulances.org has posted a guide on state ambulance regulations. View ambulance crash test videos. The link to Doug Wolfberg’s editorial on red lights and sirens at EMS1 is a “must read.”
  • National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines: Fifteen potential new client guidelines are being considered by the work team. The “Resuscitation” chapter is being revised to reflect current ECC guidelines.
  • REPLICA: Applications for NASEMSO’s project lead have been received, and interviews are being scheduled. Only three more states are needed to enact legislation that would enable implementation of the EMS licensure compact.
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