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Oklahoma City, OK
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NASEMSO Releases Guidance on Safe Transport of Children by EMS

(03/24/17) NASEMSO announces the release of
Safe Transport of Children by EMS: Interim Guidance. The guidance is a result of the work of
NASEMSO’s Safe Transport of Children Ad Hoc Committee, which is focused on establishing evidence-based standards for safely transporting children by ground ambulance. Download press release.

While there are a variety of products available
to secure children being transported in ambulances, the EMS provider (and the children being transported) must depend on the manufacturer for determining if the restraint would operate as intended in an ambulance crash. Unlike the child restraints (car seats) used in passenger vehicles, which must meet the crash standards defined by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213, there are no required crash-testing standards for these devices in the United States.

NASEMSO is working with its partners to obtain funding to conduct the necessary crash-testing research to develop standards to be met by
manufacturers. Until such research can be
completed and standards developed, NASEMSO has issued Interim Guidance to maximize the safety of children in ambulances.

The 4-1-1 on NASEMSO Projects and Activities

  • Fatigue in EMS: As a result of the expert panel meeting in April 2016, 7 PICO questions have been finalized and registered. The systematic reviews have been initiated. The Research Team has received training on using GRADEPro software and the Expert Panel is scheduled to meet in February 2017 to review the evidence and begin to formulate recommendations.
     
  • Ground Ambulance Vehicle Standards and EMS Safety Resource: NASEMSO’s microsite, SafeAmbulances.org, maintains live reports from national news media on ambulance safety. Key features of the site include a guide on state ambulance regulations and ambulance crash test videos.
     
  • National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines: Fifteen potential new clinical guidelines are being considered by the work team. The “Resuscitation” chapter is being revised to reflect current ECC guidelines.
     
  • REPLICA: REPLICA Advocate Sue Prentiss is available to work with states that are supportive of or filing compact legislation to provide resources and informational needs. Only 2 more states are needed to enact legislation that
    would enable implementation of the EMS licensure compact. The NASEMSO Board of Directors has established an interim committee to help build the foundation of the REPLICA Commission.
     
 

|EMS News & Resources

FirstNet Board Advances First Responder Procurement Process

(03/29/17) The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has taken a critical step to position the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“Network”) procurement for completion as soon as possible. During a recent special meeting, the FirstNet Board unanimously passed Resolution 84 authorizing the FirstNet CEO to take all actions necessary to ensure the timely award of the Network contract. Prior to the special meeting, the FirstNet Board, in accordance with FirstNet’s enabling statute, completed its review of the acquisition approach and the request for proposal(s) (RFP) process to identify a partner to build, operate, and maintain the Network. Read more.

National Safety Council Accepting Nominations Through May 5 for its Excellence in Safety Awards

(03/21/17) Are you looking for ways for your company to be acknowledged for its outstanding safety performance? Does your CEO lead with safety and inspire others to do the same? Has your team improved its safety performance in the last year? Do you have a remarkable individual who deserves recognition for his or her efforts in safety? Learn more about the variety of individual, team and corporate awards offered by the National Safety Council, and submit your entries by May 5, 2017.

NASEMSO EMS Fatigue Project Highlighted in Latest NHTSA Report

(03/21/17) "Asleep at the Wheel: A National Compendium of Efforts to Eliminate Drowsy Driving" is the most recent installment of reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) to create awareness and highlight efforts to combat the deadly consequences of drowsy driving. The report was released on Mar. 20, 2017, to coincide with the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in San Diego, CA. Long and short term actions and ideas previously identified by stakeholders were collapsed into a set of successful efforts and novel ideas organized across topics, including: research and development, public and private partnerships, public education and awareness, and vehicle technology. Within each topic area, the challenges to more effectively combat drowsy driving are identified. The compendium also features the various efforts that contributors are taking to address each of these challenges, including NASEMSO’s efforts to develop evidence-based fatigue risk management guidelines for EMS. The report can be downloaded here.
 

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