NASEMSO Liaison Representatives
Advocates for EMS
Randy Kuykendall email@example.com
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Advocates for EMS was founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting, educating and increasing awareness among decision-makers in Washington on issues affecting EMS providers. AEMS supports all types of EMS, whether they are fire-based, volunteer, third service, public or private, by monitoring and influencing legislation and regulatory activity involving EMS and raising awareness among lawmakers on issues of importance to EMS.
Air Medical Physician Association
Kenneth Williams, MD
The Air Medical Physician Association is the largest professional organization of physicians dedicated to rotor wing (helicopter), fixed wing (airplane) and critical care ground transport. With more than 400 members nationally and internationally, AMPA represents extensive expertise in the field of medical transport. Members represent many medical specialties, including emergency medicine, critical care medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and various surgical subspecialties. The NASEMSO liaison shares information between organizations when relevant. Through this relationship, AMPA and NASEMSO have been able to keep up-to-date on national trends. 2007 Liaison Report
American Academy of Pediatrics
Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM)
American Academy of Pediatrics - PEPP Steering Committee
Cyndy Wright Johnson
The PEPP Steering Committee worked with AAP, and Jones and Bartlett produced two comprehensive 16-hour ALS and 8-hour BLS course curriculums that focus on the majority of pediatric EMS calls and transports. The 2000 edition had BLS and ALS video, student text book, instructor resource book with detailed skills and scenarios and a CD of power point slides. Based upon feedback in the first three years, the authors, AAP, J&B and the steering committee updated the materials, and in 2005 released the 2nd edition with new chapters, an expanded DVD of skills for BLS and ALS, scenarios and skills that followed the NHTSA scope of practice for BLS and ALS, and launched international courses and text books. One of the unique features of the PEPP Curriculum and program is that faculty are encouraged to use the materials within existing programs in both entry training and continuing education that enhances pediatric knowledge, clinical skills and comfort in working with children and families. While the materials are protected by copyright, there is no charge for their use once purchased. They may be used as a full course, or sections may be used in other programs. Most often, faculty offer the full PEPP Course, and completion of a full 16/8-hour PEPP Course and successful completion of the written exam leads to a PEPP 2-year card. Learn more about PEPP courses, and locate coordinators by state.
American Ambulance Association
The American Ambulance Association promotes health care policies that ensure excellence in the ambulance services industry and provides research, education, and communications programs to enable its members to effectively address the needs of the communities they serve. Its ambulance operation members across the United States provide coverage to more than 75 percent of the U.S. population with emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services.
American Association of Poison Control Centers
The American Association of Poison Control Centers is a nationwide organization of poison centers and interested individuals. Its objectives are: (1) to provide a forum for poison centers and interested individuals to promote the reduction of morbidity and mortality from poisonings through public and professional education and scientific research; and (2) to set voluntary standards for poison center operations.
American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials - Standing Committee On Highway Traffic Safety (SCOHTS and SCOHTS-SM Initiatives)
John C. Bixler
The American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officialsis a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. NASEMSO sends a liaison to AASHT's Standing Committee On Highway Traffic Safety (SCOHTS). The committee encourages, recommends and supports highway safety programs to minimize the occurrence and the severity of traffic accidents on all highway systems and to promote national health and economic growth.
"Towards Zero Deaths" National Strategic Highway Safety Plan Steering Committee and Resources
American College of Emergency Physicians - EMS Committee
Bob Bass, MD
The American College of Emergency Physicians promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public.
- DoD Project: Advisory Board Representative
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is partnering with the Medical College of Georgia and other universities, membership organizations, military, and education, training and simulation experts to submit a proposal for the attached funding opportunity through the Dept. of Defense. The project involves developing a Consortium and an Advisory Board to compare the training effectiveness, transfer and retention of live tissue vs simulation training methods for 1) trauma hemorrhage skills; 2) trauma airway skills; and 3) emergency medical skills (my very broad, one sentence explanation of the complex, 3-year project). NASEMSO was asked to appoint a member to the project's Advisory Board. Expectations of the Advisory Board Members include, but are not limited to, 1) function as recruiters, 2) provide guidance on Institutional Review Board (IRB) and animal/live tissue processes and protocols, 3) assist in reviewing the raw data from the research and provide guidance on the analysis and interpretation of the data, 4) review the metrics/evaluation criteria as a result of the research and provide input, 5) advise on validation and verification plans, 6) approve proposed validation and verification plans, and 7) assist in distribution of results to professional organizations, such as testing and certification boards (e.g., but not limited to, the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Emergency Medicine, and American Board of Anesthesiology).
- ACEP National EMS Culture of Safety Strategy Steering Committee
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has been awarded a cooperative agreement from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to coordinate the development and promotion of a National EMS “Culture of Safety” Strategy. The product of this three-year project will be the development and dissemination of a document that identifies the current state of EMS safety issues and to make recommendations for the improvement of future EMS safety practices. The first step of this project is to form a Steering Committee of national EMS stakeholders which will oversee the development of this document over the next three years. NASEMSO was invited to provide one representative to serve on this steering committee for the duration of the project. The time requirements will include the review of existing material on EMS safety and to make recommendations for the National EMS “Culture of Safety” Strategy. This will take place through monthly conference calls, and a series of annual meetings to be held in Washington, DC.
American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons dedicated to improving the quality of care for surgical patients by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
- American College of Surgeons - Joint Organization Committee on Trauma Care Tim Held
NASEMSO provides a liaison to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, which provides oversight for the overall development of state consultation programs, trauma center designation criteria, national standards for hospital trauma registry data, trauma education programs, funding and legislative support for trauma systems, and research.
American Health Information Community
The American Health Information Community (AHIC) is a federal advisory body, chartered in 2005 to make recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on how to accelerate the development and adoption of health information technology. AHIC was formed by the Secretary to help advance efforts to achieve President Bush’s goal for most Americans to have access to secure electronic health records by 2014. Plans are now underway to transition the AHIC to a public-private partnership based in the private sector. The AHIC successor will be independent and sustainable and will bring together the best attributes and resources of public and private entities. This new public-private partnership will develop a unified approach to realize an effective, interoperable nationwide health information system that supports the health and well-being of the people of this country. The successor will be designed and ready for initial operation by Spring 2008, with full transition from the AHIC to the successor to be completed by Fall 2008. For more information, please visit the AHIC Transition page.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
- EMS Data Definitions Steering Committee
The EMS Workforce for the 21st Century: A National Assessment concluded that the data currently available to estimate the supply and demand for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics were insufficient for national emergency medical services (EMS) workforce planning. Improved data collection is essential to laying a solid foundation for the future sustainability of the EMS workforce in the United States. As a first step in improving the quality of EMS workforce data nationally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is funding an effort by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop uniform national EMS workforce data definitions. This effort will involve close coordination with national experts and organizations. The NASEMSO representative will help refine a set of proposed EMS workforce definitions, by providing insights into the feasibility of implementing these definitions and evaluating these definitions with respect to their adequacy in meeting public needs.
American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association’s goal is to reduce stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010. ASA offers a wide array of programs, products and services, from patient education materials to scientific statements.
American Trauma Society
The American Trauma Society (ATS) is dedicated to the prevention of trauma and the improvement of trauma care in the United States. The ATS has been the foremost advocate for trauma victims and their families for the past 30 years and continues to seek optimal care for all trauma victims.
APCO International Inc.'s Project 25 Steering Committee
NASEMSO was invited to become a member of APCO International's Project 25 Steering Committee. The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials - International, Inc. (APCO International) is committed to making the selection process for upgrading communications technology easier through APCO Project 25 (P25), a long-standing partnership between the public safety communications community and industry manufacturers whose goal is to satisfy the complex and evolving mission-critical communication needs of users for interoperable, narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) equipment and systems.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is a national nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO's members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy, and to assuring excellence in state-based public health practice.
- ASTHO Affiliates Council
Beth Armstrong, NASEMSO Executive Director
- ASTHO Preparedness Policy Committee
Representative: Paul Patrick, Director, EMS, Utah Department of Health, PaulPatrick@utah.gov
Alternate: Jim DeTienne, Supervisor, EMS & Trauma System, Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
- National Alliance on Radiation Readiness (NARR)