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ACEP Statement Unanimously Approved By NAEMT Board

Nov 14, 2013

The NAEMT Board of Directors voted unanimously to endorse the American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) “Transfer of Patient Care Between EMS Providers and Receiving Facilities” statement. NAEMT Medical Director Dr. Paul Hinchey and NAEMT Immediate Past President Connie Meyer participated in the development of this statement. At the statement's core is the belief in clear processes for communicating patient information from EMS practitioners to healthcare providers in other facilities. The statement cites the identification of "principles that are important to ensuring safe patient hand-off from EMS to healthcare providers at receiving facilities."