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Upcoming Webinar: The New National Scope of Practice and What it Means for You

Dec 09, 2018

Upcoming Webinar: The New National Scope of Practice and What it Means for You

EMS Focus webinar hosted by NHTSA’s Office of EMS on December 18 at 2pm EST

First developed more than a decade ago, the National EMS Scope of Practice Model defined the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve competence for each of the four levels of EMS clinician: EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic. The 2018 revision marks the first significant update in more than a decade and is sure to have an impact on the education, credentialing and licensure of EMS clinicians for many years.

In this webinar, you'll learn why revising the Model was so critical and how changes within the profession and medical science over the last decade influenced its content. The panel will also provide insight into many of the decisions they made when writing the Model, which will soon be available on You'll also be among the first to hear about the effort to revise the National EMS Education Standards - including ways you can provide input.

In addition, the panelists will share:

  • A quick history of the original Scope of Practice Model and why it matters
  • The process for updating the document and gathering input from the EMS community
  • How the new National EMS Scope of Practice Model will influence EMS practice across the country now and in the future
2:00 p.m. EST
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Webinar Details:

Hosted by the NHTSA Office of EMS, the panelists include:

  • Dan Manz, Project Champion, 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model
  • Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, FACHE, Co-Chair, 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model Project Expert Panel
  • Bryan Ericson, MEd, RN, NRP, LP, Project Lead, National EMS Education Standards Revision
  • Jon Krohmer, MD, Director, NHTSA Office of EMS

Attendees will be encouraged to submit questions during any point of the discussion. The webinar and Q&A will last approximately one hour. Sign up to get email updates about this webinar series, new projects and more.

About EMS Focus

Every other month, EMS Focus will provide a venue to discuss crucial initiatives, issues andchallenges for EMS stakeholders and leaders nationwide.Be sure to visit the EMS Focus website for information about upcoming webinars and to view past recordings.