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NASEMSO Issue Brief: The Use of Naloxone in Out-of-Hospital Settings
(08/14/14) NASEMSO has released an issue brief on The Use of Naloxone in Out-of-Hospital Settings. This resource is intended as an informational guide on the use of naloxone in out-of-hospital settings and the rationale for including mandatory education and medical oversight for the use of naloxone by non-medical personnel. The National Association of State EMS Officials believes that the increase of substance abuse in the United States is a significant public health and public safety concern that warrants consideration of several related issues.
NASEMSO Member and Program Manager Quoted in Recent Article on Rural EMS
(08/14/14) NASEMSO Member Jack Fleeharty and NASEMSO Program Manager Kevin McGinnis were quote in a recent article, EMS Care Depends on Address, by Laura Nightingale, Journal Star. The article takes a look at the challenges surrounding ambulance service in rural areas.
Join NASEMSO Executive Director in Webinar on the EMS Licensure Compact, Set for Sept. 16, 2014
(07/26/14) You are invited to join NASEMSO Executive Director Dia Gainor as she presents an NASEMSO webinar on "The EMS Licensure Compact for EMS Stakeholders," scheduled for Sept. 16, 2014, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. Dia will provide an overview of the objectives, criteria, and plans for implementing this important opportunity.
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The EMS and Highway Safety Connection: New Website Launched
(06/26/14) NASEMSO is delighted that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has created a website designed to promote collaboration between EMS and highway safety officials. The site recently became live and can be accessed at EMS and Highway Safety. One goal of the site is to encourage State EMS Offices to engage in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) process to reduce serious highway injuries and fatalities. The Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a data-driven, four to five year comprehensive plan that integrates the 4Es of highway safety: Engineering, Education, Enforcement and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). For a number of years, NASEMSO has worked to promote such collaboration. The Highway Incident and Transportation Systems (HITS) Committee was established as a standing Committee of NASEMSO in 2008 in an effort to further promote EMS involvement in highway safety issues. In fact, HITS members provided input on the content for the new site when the developer presented the project at HITS Committee meetings in 2013. See HITS Committee & Projects for more information on NASEMSO activities in highway safety issues and projects.
NASEMSO Joins EMS Organizations to Comment on FCC Proposed Rule Making
(06/03/14) NASEMSO, the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), the National Association of EMTS (NAEMT), and the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) have
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NEMSAC Requests EMS Comments on Revisions to EMS Education Agenda
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