Advancing the EMS profession

Infectious Disease

AHRQ Technical Brief on Infection Prevention and Control for the EMS and 911 Workforce
A report to summarize current evidence on exposures to infectious pathogens in the emergency medical services (EMS) and 911 workforce, and on practices for preventing, recognizing, and controlling occupationally acquired infectious diseases and related exposures in that workforce.

EMS: A Valuable Resource for Community Vaccination Campaigns
Details the attributes that make EMS agencies, and the paramedics and EMTs who provide clinical care an ideal resource for vaccination initiatives. EMS is especially well-suited for immunization campaigns that target medically underserved populations.

EMS Infectious Disease Playbook
A planning resource for EMS agencies developing their infectious disease policies.

Crisis Standards of Care Briefs
Resources gathered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) on CSC.

Special Pathogens Readiness in the United States: From Ebola to COVID-19 to Disease X and Beyond
Papers that underscore how sustained RESPTC operations through the COVID-19 pandemic will contribute to the changing landscape of pandemic preparedness and response, globally.