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Sept. 19-22, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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|NASEMSO News

NASEMSO Supports New National EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center

(06/10/16) NASEMSO is pleased to announce that beginning July 1, 2016, an Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) will be launched to oversee and develop new initiatives to optimize and improve pediatric emergency care nationwide. NASEMSO will collaborate in this effort as a key stakeholder, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).

A long-time EMSC advocate, NASEMSO will provide expertise and assistance with EIIC activities through its Pediatric Emergency Care Council (PECC) to foster QI collaboratives, establish a National Pediatric ED Facility Recognition program for states, and to improve pediatric readiness through pediatric equipment, training, QI process and systems improvement.

“NASEMSO remains committed to the EMSC program and is excited about the EIIC collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s,” stated Paul Patrick, NASEMSO President. “This partnership will re-enforce the EMSC program and augment the support system for State Partnership Program Managers. NASEMSO believes, as we work together, this new quality improvement focused system will help improve patient care for pediatrics across this country.”

The EIIC, a historic partnership between an academic center and HRSA, will be based in Houston, Texas with a four-year cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) EMSC Program, within the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, awarded to the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children’s Hospital. Download press release for details.

NASEMSO Was Represented at the June FirstNet PSAC Meeting in San Diego

(06/07/16) The FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) is the primary advisor to FirstNet on how the nationwide public safety broadband network should be built. NASEMSO was represented at the meeting, held June 6, 2016, in San Diego, California. For more information, go to www.FirstNet.gov.


In the photo above, the PSAC members listen to FirstNet President T.J. Kennedy, a former flight paramedic and police officer. Present were Kevin McGinnis, FirstNet Board Member, and EMS representatives, including: Paul Patrick, NASEMSO President and PSAC Vice Chair; Don Lundy, NAEMT Past President; Jonathan Olson, Wake County EMS and National EMS Management Association; and FirstNet Senior EMS Advisor Brent Williams, formerly the Communications Coordinator for Michigan EMS. Click to see the full-sized photo.
 

 

|EMS News & Resources

The 4-1-1 on NASEMSO Projects and Activities

  • Fatigue in EMS: As a result of the expert panel meeting in April, PICO questions have been finalized and registered. The systematic reviews have been initiated.
  • EMS Compass: The comment period for the second batch of measures (STEMI and SCA) closed on June 3. An educational webinar on “Data Analysis and Visualization” is planned for June 17.
  • Ground Ambulance Vehicle Standards and EMS Safety Resources: SafeAmbulances.org has posted a guide on state ambulance regulations. View ambulance crash test videos. The link to Doug Wolfberg’s editorial on red lights and sirens at EMS1 is a “must read.”
  • National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines: Fifteen potential new client guidelines are being considered by the work team. The “Resuscitation” chapter is being revised to reflect current ECC guidelines.
  • REPLICA: Applications for NASEMSO’s project lead have been received, and interviews are being scheduled. Only three more states are needed to enact legislation that would enable implementation of the EMS licensure compact.

Weather the Storm with the New FEMA App

(06/21/16) With hurricane season continuing through Nov. 30, the FEMA App is an essential tool to help your family weather the storm, nationwide. Receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States. Learn what to do before, during and after emergencies with safety tips. Share disaster damage photos on a verified photo-sharing platform. Prepare ahead of time with an emergency kit checklist and safety reminders. Get directions to open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person. Nearly half a million Americans already have the FEMA app. Be prepared and download free on the App Store or Google Play.

NOSORH to Offer EMS Grant Writing 101 Virtual Course

(06/07/16) The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) will offer three sessions of its EMS Grant Writing 101 Virtual Course on June 15, June 22, and June 29, 2016. Participants will be able to: write a complete grant proposal; understand rural relevant data important to EMS agencies; and identify viable funding opportunities and submit a complete proposal. See details.

NASEMSO Fall Meeting Registration Is Now Open

(05/15/16) Online registration is now open for the NASEMSO 2016 Fall Meeting, set for Sept 19-23, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The early bird registration deadline is Sept. 8, with registration fees increasing as of Sept. 9. A preliminary program is available, as well as hotel information and details on featured speakers. The purpose of the meeting is to address current issues and trends in emergency medical services systems. Programs are conducted in a variety of formats to maximize information exchange and dialogue with state EMS officials on current EMS issues. Join us in Albuquerque for the NASEMSO 2016 Fall Meeting!

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