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Gainor Featured in Pew Report on Ambulance Crashes
(12/01/16) NASEMSO Executive Director Dia Gainor is abundantly quoted in a Stateline article now available from the Pew Charitable Trusts. In “Lax Ambulance Rules Put Paramedics, Patients at Risk,” Gainor supports the need for better data and compliance with standards related to ambulance safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that 84 percent of EMS workers in the patient compartments of ambulances that crashed were not using their own restraints. Read more.
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NASEMSO Announces Resolutions Supporting CARES and FirstNet
(10/10/16) At its recent Fall Meeting, the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) passed resolutions on two important issues: (1) supporting the data elements in CARES as the national standard prehospital data set for cardiac arrests, and (2) championing the First Responder Network Authority as the nationwide broadband network for EMS.
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Video Infographic Released by National Academies on Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems
(12/02/16) Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States for those 46 and under. If trauma care were optimal, hundreds or more lives of our military service members could likely be saved in future wars. Those potential gains soar into the tens of thousands of lives saved if past and future improvements in military trauma care could be systematically translated into the civilian sector. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury, presents a vision for a national trauma care system driven by the clear and bold aim of zero preventable deaths after injury and minimal trauma-related disability: to benefit those the nation sends into harm’s way in combat, as well as every American. View a two-minute video infographic summarizing key messages in the report. Download the report and learn more.
NGA Releases Issue Brief on Public Health Emergencies
(10/11/16) The National Governors Association (NGA) has developed a new issue brief, Improving State Efforts to Prepare and Respond to Public Health Emergencies, highlighting steps that states can take to improve preparedness when dealing with public health emergencies. The report also provides action items that governors can take back to their states to improve preparedness for public health emergencies.
NASEMSO Releases State Model Rules for Regulation of Air Medical Services
(09/21/16) At its recent Fall Meeting, NASEMSO on Sept. 21 announced the release of “State Model Rules for the Regulation of Air Medical Services” to assist states with regulatory language intended to avoid conflict with the Airlines Deregulation Act (ADA) and the possibility of Federal preemption. These model rules are intended to be applied in a manner that would confine their scope to matters solely related to medical care, and not construed in a way that could constitute regulation of aviation safety or economic matters. Learn more.
NASEMSO Announces New Trauma Monograph at 2016 Fall Meeting
(09/21/16) At its recent Fall Meeting, NASEMSO on Sept. 21 announced the release of a new monograph, “Status of State Trauma System Planning and Development: Utilization of the HRSA Model Trauma System Planning and Evaluation Document,” at the NASEMSO 2016 Fall Meeting. Learn more.
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