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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.”
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.
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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.
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