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January 14, 2019
Opioid OD Surpasses MVC in New NSC Report on Odds of Dying
For the first time in U.S. history, Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a motor vehicle crash. A new report from the National Safety Council (NSC) found that Americans have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, while the probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103. The rising rates of overdoses is part of an overall trend of Americans dying from preventable, unintentional injuries that has increased over the past 15 years. Read more at https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/all-injuries/preventable-death-overview/odds-of-dying/.
November 27, 2018
November 27, 2018 (Falls Church, Va.) – The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health and the Georgia Department of Public Health have recently completed Data Use and Analytic agreements with Biospatial, Inc. These states will be submitting National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) data elements to the Biospatial Platform to both assist in national preparedness and enhance their ability to visualize and understand their data with other data layers of relevance. Read More
October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018 (Falls Church, Va.) The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) partnered with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine to develop “Evidence-Based Guidelines (EBG) for Fatigue Risk Management in Emergency Medical Services” published in the journal Prehospital Emergency Care in January 2018. The aim of the guidelines is to mitigate the effects of fatigue with recommendations based on a comprehensive evaluation of the best available evidence related to numerous fatigue mitigation strategies. Now, as an adjunct to the guidelines, NASEMSO and the University of Pittsburgh have joined forces to produce an Implementation Guidebook to complement the scientific papers, which includes a condensed summary of each recommendation and sample policy statement templates that may be tailored/edited to the needs of local agencies. Read More