Rural EMS Committee Projects
The Rural EMS Committee is involved in various projects relevant to the rural EMS community. See links below for more information regarding these projects and committees.
The concept of community paramedicine represents one of the most progressive and historically-based evolutions available to community-based healthcare and to the emergency medical services arena. By utilizing EMS providers in an expanded role, community paramedicine increases patient access to primary and preventative care, provides wellness interventions within the medical home model, decreases emergency department utilization, saves healthcare dollars and improves patient outcomes.
Click here for more information on Community Paramedicine information and projects.
Joint Committee on Rural EMS Care (JCREC)
As part of the committee’s partnership with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), several state directors participated in an EMS Learning Session workshop in 2007. The primary goal of this workshop was to bring members of both parties together to learn about each other’s programs and missions and to find ways to partner with each other on common goals. In May 2008, a follow up session was conducted with both organizations (session summary below). As a result of the commonality of many of each organization’s interests in rural emergency care, a resolution was initiated to develop a joint EMS committee between the both organizations. JCREC has been meeting via conference call since, as well as meeting face-to-face once a year.
Click here for more information on the JCREC workplan and current projects.
NASEMSO supports the development of an organized approach for granting legal recognition to out-of-state personnel fighting wildland fires. Federal partners, NASEMO and others are working towards standardization of medical components of wildland firefighting.
Click here for more information on the wildland fire subcommittee information.