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NASEMSO to Meet in Providence, Rhode Island, May 21-24, 2018

(05/18/18) The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) will hold its Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, May 21-24, 2018. The national conference brings together state emergency medical services (EMS) officials from the nation’s 56 state and territorial EMS offices, federal officials with a role in EMS, and affiliated
organizations and individuals with an interest in emergency medical services. State EMS officials
include those who license ambulance services and EMS personnel (paramedics, EMTs and emergency medical responders) in their respective states, as well as physician medical directors, EMS data managers, pediatric emergency care managers, trauma system managers, and emergency preparedness coordinators. NASEMSO news release.

Feedback on Final Draft of National EMS Scope of Practice Model Requested by May 31, 2018

(05/15/18) NASEMSO, under contract from the USDOT NHTSA Office of EMS and USDHHS HRSA EMS-C, is soliciting feedback on the third and final draft of the 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model (“Practice Model”) prior to publication. During the past 18 months, a subject matter expert panel solicited public comments and updated the 2007 document to prepare a revision to the National EMS Education Standards. The expert panel was tasked to define entry-level expectations, the minimum requirements in advance of gaining field experience, to ensure a level of national consistency.

Although some jurisdictions already exceed the Practice Model where coordination between the state and EMS medical director have determined that an experienced practitioner with proper education and oversight can safely serve the local needs and health of the public, the expert panel determined that increasing the Practice Model to the level of an experienced practitioner would create an unsustainable burden in time and expense to programs and individuals without substantial measurable benefit.

Download the current 2007 version of the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and the 2018 Final Draft Revision. Those who wish to provide input should complete the online form by 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 31, 2018.

NASEMSO Joins the Road to Zero in Releasing Proposed Framework for Eliminating Deaths by 2020

(04/19/18) NASEMSO – as a member of the Road to Zero Coalition and its Steering Group, managed by the National Safety Council – released a comprehensive report, “The Road to Zero: A Vision for Achieving Zero Roadway Deaths by 2050,” explicitly laying out strategies for ending all roadway deaths in the United States by 2050. Learn more.


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EMS Week: May 20-26, 2018

Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina Join National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness

(05/17/18) The Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of EMS, Tennessee Department of Public Health, Office of EMS, and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control have each completed Data Use and Analytic Agreements with Biospatial, Inc. to join the National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness (NCBP). These states will be submitting National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) data elements both to assist in national preparedness and to enhance each states’ ability to visualize their data with other data layers of relevance.

These three states bring the total number of the National Association of State EMS Officials’ (NASEMSO) South Region participating in the collaborative to six, with 10 total states across the nation. NASEMSO news release.

NASEMSO Program Manager Kevin McGinnis Named as 2018 Top 10 Innovator in EMS

(04/30/18) The winners of this year’s EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards were announced today following a closed formal presentation on Feb. 20, 2018, at an exclusive banquet, hosted as part of EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

A panel of professional EMS colleagues and peers selected the distinguished winners, who each displayed initiative, creative thinking, action-orientation and a desire to positively impact EMS, patients and their communities. See photo of winners.

This year's winners included Kevin McGinnis, MPS, a FirstNet Board member, who is recognized for spearheading the development of a broadband network devoted solely to public safety, the first of its kind in the United States. Kevin served as the state EMS director in Maine from 1986 through 1996, receiving the Maine EMS Board Governor’s Award from Governor Angus King in 1997. Since leaving state government, he has served as a consultant for government, hospital, and EMS provider clients, specializing in service evaluation and creative system building.

Kevin is the communications technology advisor to five national EMS associations, including NASEMSO, and specializes in EMS system development in community paramedicine and rural EMS.

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