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NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind addresses the expert panel and audience at the EMS stakeholder meeting on Fatigue in EMS inaugural meeting, held Feb. 2, 2016 at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

NASEMSO's Fatigue in EMS Project to Hear Public Comments at Feb. 2 Meeting

(01/11/16) NHTSA will officially announce its new initiative with NASEMSO and the Carolinas Health System and will accept comments from the public about the development of voluntary fatigue risk management guidelines and resources tailored to the EMS occupation at a national stakeholder meeting on Feb. 2, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Brief presentations will address the potential dangers of drowsy and fatigued driving and the work of EMS practitioners, including the risk of traffic crashes and providing patient care, a summary of the project goals and methods for coming to consensus on EBG fatigue risk management guidelines, the plan for dissemination of EBGs, and additional project related activities and information.

 

A majority of the time in the meeting will be set aside to accept questions and comments from registered attendees. This is to ensure that the voluntary fatigue risk management guidelines will address the needs of the entire and diverse EMS community.

 

Individuals and organizations can provide electronic comments via www.regulations.gov, Docket No. NHTSA-2015-0121 or pursuant to the instructions included in the Federal Register Notice.

 

 

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NASEMSO Is Strategic Partner of EMS STRONG

(03/07/16) Produced by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), EMS STRONG is a campaign designed to celebrate, unite, and inspire the men and women of EMS 365 days a year. NASEMSO is a strategic partner of EMS STRONG. EMS STRONG is the bond you share with fellow first responders. Sometimes that bond is expressed in a silent nod of recognition, and other times it takes the form of war stories shared for the umpteenth time. But it’s always there. EMS STRONG is what draws a special few together to do incredibly important work, often under difficult circumstances, and many times with little thanks. Learn more about the campaign here. Download press release.
    

NASEMSO Now Offers Quick Links to Human Trafficking Resources

(02/01/16) “One hundred and fifty years ago, our Nation codified the fundamental truth that slavery is an affront to human dignity. Still, the bitter fact remains that millions of men, women, and children around the globe, including here at home, are subject to modern-day slavery: the cruel, inhumane practice of human trafficking. This month, we rededicate ourselves to assisting victims of human trafficking and to combating it in all its forms." — Remarks from President Barack Obama, proclaiming National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2016. The NASEMSO Domestic Preparedness Committee has collected an array of resources intended to assist in your state’s efforts to educate EMS practitioners to recognize victims of human trafficking and find resources intended to assist them. More information here.

FDA Seeks Comments on Management Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

(02/01/16) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance for industry and FDA staff on “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices” that is now available for public comment. A growing number of medical devices are designed to be networked to facilitate patient care. Networked medical devices, like other networked computer systems, incorporate software that may be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. In addition to
the specific recommendations contained in the guidance, manufacturers are encouraged to address cybersecurity throughout the product lifecycle, including during the design, development, production, distribution, deployment and maintenance of the device. The exploitation of vulnerabilities may represent a risk to the safety and effectiveness of medical devices and typically requires continual maintenance throughout the product life cycle to assure an adequate degree of protection against such exploits. Proactively addressing cybersecurity risks in medical devices reduces the patient safety impact and the overall risk to public health. More information | Federal Register notice
 

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