New Video Explains the Importance of EMS Data Collection and Use
The Office of EMS recently released a two-minute video that shows how EMS data is used to improve EMS systems and patient care at the local, state and national levels. You may have already seen it on EMS.gov or our YouTube page, or mentioned in our latest EMS Update newsletter.
It’s important that every member of our profession understands the vital role that data and information can play in improving the safety and effectiveness of EMS. It’s the frontline providers caring for people every day who generate and collect this information – and the better they understand how it benefits their patients and communities, the better the quality of the data.
Creating a culture of science and data in EMS takes a concerted effort by all of us. We need your help sharing this video and the message about data in order to reach the EMS workforce and our colleagues across the nation. Please share this video in a new employee orientation, a continuing education course, or through an agency newsletter or website. We created it as a resource and educational tool and encourage you to download it, post it on your social media or play it at a staff meeting. And as always, let us know if you have any questions or want to share with us the ways you are creating a culture of science and data in your EMS organization.
Jon R. Krohmer, MD
Director, NHTSA Office of EMS