National EMS Scope of Practice Model Revision Project
NASEMSO seeks participants in collecting information on new science and technologies that will lead to improvement of clinical outcomes in patients cared for by EMS personnel
(04/25/17) The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) is collecting information on new science and technologies that will lead to improvement of clinical outcomes in patients cared for by EMS personnel. The purpose of this assessment is to identify practice gaps between the 2007 National EMS Scope of Practice Model (SoPM), emerging science, current EMS practice, and EMS patient care needs. To be considered by the Subject Matter Expert Panel, skills and practices must be able to demonstrate an improvement of patient outcomes. Persons interested in providing input to the Expert Panel are invited to submit comments by May 26, 2017, via the links below. To assist your response to this assessment, participants are encouraged to download and print a compendium of skills from the 2007 Model: National SoPM Skill Comparison.
- Submit physicians/medical directors' comments
- Submit general EMS participants' (agency or practitioner) comments
NHTSA to host June 1-2 meeting at DOT Headquarters, Washington, D.C., to review findings of a systematic review of literature and initiate discussion on revising the National EMS Scope of Practice Model (SoPM)
(04/25/17) On June 1-2, 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will host a meeting at DOT Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This meeting represents the first gathering of the subject matter expert panel for the revision project related to the 2007 National EMS Scope of Practice Model (SoPM.) The goal of this meeting is to review the findings of a systematic review of literature and initiate discussion on revising the Model. Time will be set aside in the meeting to accept comments from the registered attendees. Due to space limitations, attendance at the meeting is limited to invited participants and those who register in advance. All attendees must bring government-issued identification to gain admittance to the DOT Building. Those who do not register in advance may not be able to attend because of limited space in the DOT Conference Center. The meeting agenda will be sent to registered participants via email as soon as it becomes available. To attend the meeting, please register online.
Expert panel sought to revise EMS Scope of Practice Model
(12/01/16) Health professional practice acts are statutory laws that establish licensing or regulatory agencies or boards to generate rules that regulate medical practice. State licensing statutes establish the minimum level of education and experience required to practice, define the functions of the profession and limit the performance of these functions to licensed persons. In response to a Request for Proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS, the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) has been awarded a contract to revise the National EMS Scope of Practice Model (SoPM). The SoPM promotes consistency among the states and serves as a national foundation for EMS practice. Newer scientific evidence is currently available that demonstrates improved patient outcomes with implementation of new skills and interventions that exceed the current SoPM. Some states are prohibited from implementing new interventions (e.g. therapeutic hypothermia in cardiac arrest, naloxone administration, hemorrhage control, etc.) until these new skills are added to the SoPM and/or otherwise adopted through an Evidence-Based Guideline or consensus-based process.
- NASEMSO Press Release: NASEMSO Announces National EMS Scope of Practice Model Revision Subject Matter Expert Panel (02/13/17)
- NASEMSO Press Release (12/01/16)
- 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model Revision Subject Matter Expert Panel (SMEP) Recruitment Information (12/01/16)
- Subject Matter Expert Panel Sample Application (12/01/16)
Comments or Questions
Comments or questions that you wish to submit to the expert panel and/or research team for consideration are welcome at any time! Thank you!!
Submit comments or questions here.
NASEMSO Staff Liaison
Kathy Robinson, RN, EMT-P
703-538-1799, Ext. 1894
NASEMSO Project Advocate
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