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NHTSA EMS Update – August 2019

Aug 27, 2019

EMS Education Standards, Naloxone EBG, CPR Program and More in the Latest EMS Update

What’s in a Name? EMS Stakeholders Discuss the Profession’s Nomenclature According to the National EMS Advisory Council, more than 35 different words or phrases are used to describe EMS and the practitioners of EMS. A stakeholder working group has been convened to further discuss the council’s recommendations to adopt the term “paramedicine” and change the nomenclature of EMS clinicians. Read More

New evidence-based guideline for EMS administration of naloxone
offers recommendations for the route of administration as well as guidance on dosing, titration, timing, and transport. Read More

Evidence-Based Guideline for EMS Use of Naloxone Now Available
Review and Comment on Draft of Revised EMS Education Standards

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. Your opportunity to review and comment on the first draft of the updated EMS Education Standards is August 16 - September 20. Read More

EMS Agenda 2050
Official copies of EMS Agenda 2050 are now available! Order a printed copy today using the NHTSA Material Ordering System. You can also still download EMS Agenda 2050, a vision for the future of EMS, and access other related resources on

Also, check out these columns from EMS World written by members of the EMS Agenda 2050 project team:
Journey to 2050: The First Step on a New Journey
Journey to 2050: The Future of Measurement and Quality
Journey to 2050: Education as the Foundation for the Future

Everyone has an important role to #checkforbaby and take part in NHTSA’s Heatstroke Prevention campaign. Downloadable campaign materials, fact sheets and more are available online.

Help Prevent Heatstroke Deaths in Cars this Summer
Save More Lives with CPR LifeLinks
According to the American Heart Association, only about 10% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive. CPR LifeLinks offers a suite of resources to assist services in implementing high-performance CPR and telecommunicator CPR programs so more people can return home after suffering cardiac arrest. Read More