EMS
Emergency Medical Services, more commonly known as EMS, is a system that provides emergency medical care. Once it is activated by an incident that causes serious illness or injury, the focus of EMS is emergency medical care of the patient(s).

EMS is most easily recognized when emergency vehicles or helicopters are seen responding to emergency incidents. But EMS is much more than a ride to the hospital. It is a system of coordinated response and emergency medical care, involving multiple people and agencies. A comprehensive EMS system is ready every day for every kind of emergency.

EMS Update September 2017
NHTSA's EMS Update - Your Connection to the Office of EMS
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September 2017

New Video Highlights the Importance of EMS Data 
The Office of EMS has created an engaging two-minute animated video that follows EMS data from the moment they are collected at the scene to when they are analyzed and used to improve care from the local to the national level. The video, intended for all members of the EMS community, highlights the importance of collecting and sharing accurate information, and the numerous ways agencies, policymakers, researchers and others use it. Click below to watch, download and share the video.

EMS Data Use Video

 

The Role of EMS in Improving Trauma Care
A new infographic and recent webinar highlight the state of trauma in the U.S. and how first responders can play a role in saving more lives. Read More

 

 


EMS Agenda 2050 Releases Straw Man Document
EMS Agenda 2050The EMS Agenda 2050 project team recently released a Straw Man document and is looking for input from the entire EMS community as the effort to create a vision for the future of EMS moves forward. Read More
 
A Scope of Practice Model for Today’s EMS
Now is your chance to review proposed evidence-based changes to the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and provide your input. Read More
 
Preventing EMS Worker Injuries and Exposures
The NHTSA Office of EMS collaborated with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to research on-the-job injuries in EMS. According to the four-year study, more than 22,000 EMS workers visited emergency departments each year for work-related injuries. NIOSH and NHTSA created a fact sheet with tips on what EMS employers can do to prevent injuries and exposures among workers. Read More
 
 
 
        
In This Issue
• EMS Role in Preventing Trauma Deaths
• EMS Agenda 2050 Releases Straw Man Document
• A Scope of Practice Model for Todays EMS
• Preventing EMS Worker Injuries and Exposures

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• EMS News Resources
• EMS Update Archive
• NHTSA News Releases


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• FICEMS
• NEMSAC


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EMS Update May 2017
This newsletter discusses the national EMS issues with a local impact, EMS Agenda 2050 assembles panel to guide national effort, fatigue in EMS project and EMS compass look to the future, and improving care by including EMS in health information exchange.

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EMS Update January/February 2017
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Jan/Feb 2017
The Latest from the December NEMSAC Meeting
NEMSACRecently, the National EMS Advisory Council held its first meeting with the newly appointed Chair and Vice Chair, and approved several advisories on topics ranging from reimbursement to data collection. Read More
 
EMS Agenda 2050: A New Vision for the Future of EMS
A new effort to envision the future of EMS for the next several decades is underway. The project encourages innovative thinkers and leaders to join an expert panel to create a bold plan for advancing EMS systems. Read More
 
Webinar Addresses EMS Workforce Safety Issues
EMS FocusIn the latest EMS Focus webinar, a group of leaders share both local and national efforts to improve EMS workplace safety and reduce injuries. Read More
 
Creating an Information-Driven Future for EMS
EMS leaders take an honest look at the obstacles and opportunities facing EMS in becoming a truly data-driven field in a new whitepaper released by the Office of EMS. Read More
        
Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities 
Lifesavers logo Lifesavers is the premier U.S. highway safety meeting dedicated to reducing the tragic toll of deaths and injuries on our nation's roadways. Drawing over 2,000 participants in 2016, Lifesavers continues to be the must attend conference since its start in 1982. Each year, Lifesavers provides a forum for the presentation of proven countermeasures and initiatives that address today's practical highway safety problems. This year, Lifesavers is celebrating 35 years of delivering solutions to today's critical highway safety problems.
March 26-28, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Read More 

In This Issue
NEMSAC Approves Advisories
EMS Agenda 2050
Reduce EMS Workforce Injury
Creating an Information Driven Future for EMS

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EMS News Resources
EMS Update Archive
NHTSA News Releases


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EMS Update September / October 2016

EMS Update - Sept / Oct 2016
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Sept/Oct 2016
The Office of EMS Has Busy Year Supporting EMS Systems
Each year, the Office of EMS creates a special issue of EMS Update that highlights important initiatives, partnerships and achievements that have helped to advance EMS systems, policy, research and much more. Read More
 
Dr. Jon Krohmer Named New Director of NHTSA’s Office of EMS
Dr KrohmerDr. Jon Krohmer has been named the new Director of the Office of EMS. His wealth of experience spanning over thirty years in EMS will be a great asset to the office and NHTSA. Read More
 
NEMSAC Recommends Addition of Naloxone to EMT, EMR Scope of Practice

NEMSACThe National EMS Advisory Council met for the second time in the current term to move forward on several recommendations and elect a new chair and vice chair.      

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A Year in Review from NEMSAC and FICEMS
Learn about the recommendations and projects that NEMSAC and FICEMS have undertaken this past year to support advancing EMS programs at the local, state and regional level. Read More
 
EMS and the Opioid Crisis

In a recent article published in EMS World, NHTSA Office of EMS Public Health Fellow Jeremy Kinsman, MPH, EMT, and New Orleans EMS and public health officials took a close look at the opioid overdose epidemic and how EMS can collaborate with its healthcare partners to prevent overdoses and save lives.   

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In This Issue
OEMS Supports EMS Systems 
Dr. Jon Krohmer Named New Director
Council Addresses BLS Use of Naloxone 
A Year in Review from NEMSAC and FICEMS

News and Links
EMS News and Events
EMS Update Archive
NHTSA News Releases


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Initiatives
Federal Partners
FICEMS
NEMSAC


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