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NASEMSO Spring 2017 Meeting & Exhibit

Mar. 6-9, 2017
New Orleans, LA

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Oct. 9-12, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK


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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.

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.
  • EMS Compass: Sseveral candidate measures have been released for public testing to assure their reliability and validity with the newly implemented NEMSIS version 3 standard data. The measures are available in PDF format from this v10.3 PDF LINK or as a spreadsheet from this v10.3 XLSX LINK.
  • 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 3 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.

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.


|EMS News & Resources

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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