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Evidence-Based Guideline for EMS Administration of Naloxone for Opioid Overdoses produced by NASEMSO, NAEMSP and ACEP Collaboration

April 18, 2019

(Falls Church, Va.) The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Officials (NASEMSO), in collaboration with the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), announces the publication of the first evidence-based guideline for EMS administration of naloxone for suspected opioid overdoses. In spite of the dramatic increase in the number of opioid overdose events to which EMS personnel respond, there remain unanswered questions about the optimal use of naloxone, including: best possible route of administration; dosage (including timing of repeat doses); titration of naloxone until patient resumes sufficient spontaneous respiration versus resumes full consciousness; and if transporting patients to the hospital after a return of consciousness affects outcome. A primary objective of this project was to answer these questions through a rigorous, science-based approach and deliver an evidence-based guideline and model EMS treatment protocol for the prehospital management of patients with suspected opioid overdose.  The evidence-based guideline has been published by Prehospital Emergency Medicine and is available at Evidence-Based Guidelines for EMS Administration of Naloxone.

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Announcement of 2019 National EMS Weekend of Honor and Honorees

April 11, 2019

The National EMS Memorial Service (NEMSMS), the National EMS Memorial Foundation and the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride (NEMSMBR) will pay tribute to twenty-six EMS fallen from across the United States during the 2019 National EMS Weekend of Honor, scheduled May 17-19 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center located at 201 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, MD 20745. The list of honorees from thirteen states can be found on the NEMSMS website via the following link: http://www.national-ems-memorial.org/the-national-ems-memorial-service-2019-honorees/

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CAAS Releases GVS V2.0 Draft for Public Comment #2

April 10, 2019

The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) formed a Ground Vehicle Standard Revision Committee to develop V2.0 of the GVS document. This Committee and associated GVS Work Groups have now spent thousands of man-hours updating and revising the GVS V2.0 Standard for new ambulances. In addition, V2.0 now includes a comprehensive standard for Remounts.

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