May 2019 EMS Update: EMS Education Standards
The National EMS Education Standards have helped educators, certifying bodies and regulators ensure that EMS providers receive an education that prepares them to perform their roles to the very best of their abilities.
Now a full decade old since their release in 2009, the current education standards require an update to ensure that the education of new EMS clinicians is in line with current medical practice and science as well as the recently released 2019 National EMS Scope of Practice Model.
“Ensuring EMS education programs prepare the workforce to best serve their patients and communities is a priority of NHTSA and our federal partners, as well as EMS leaders across the nation,” said Jon Krohmer, MD, director of the NHTSA Office of EMS. “Revising the National EMS Education Standards to align with the new Scope of Practice Model aligns with the original EMS Agenda for the Future and will help move EMS forward toward the vision described in EMS Agenda 2050.”