Resources

COVID-19

Because this is such a rapidly evolving situation and documents can become outdated, we will also provide links to credible resources. Please check back often and click here to send articles/links that may be of interest to others.

Continuity of Operations Template

In partnership with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of EMS, NASEMSO is providing these link to help EMS providers in developing a Continuity of Operations Plan.

The document is available in both PDF and Word formats to facilitate local customization.

COVID-19 Literature Surveillance Team Daily Summary

This is an independent project to help sort through all the literature that is being generated on COVID-19 as assimilate based on relevance, accuracy, and other factors. The website is updated daily and offers links to subscribe to updates, past articles, and podcasts/

Monitoring

UPDATED WEEKLY -> EMS By the Numbers – Impact of COVID 19

Now includes US Map by county: COVID-19 Data Visualization from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

Product Awareness

Buyers should be aware that NIOSH has data from evaluations of KN95 respirators that have not achieved a minimum 95% filtration efficiency. The data from the NIOSH evaluations will be posted on the website so users can check the models. Meanwhile, the FDA EUA site should be checked to make sure an appropriate model is selected.

Public Service Announcement

 

Graphic courtesy of Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington, IL (Download in pdf | pptx)

Alaska EMS

Arizona

California

Colorado

District of Columbia

Florida Dept of Health

Georgia Office of EMS

Hennepin (MN) EMS

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Maine

Maryland Institute for EMS Systems

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota Dept of Health

Mississippi

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New York

North Dakota EMS

Pennsylvania Dept of Health

Rhode Island

Texas

Virginia

Washington (state)

Wyoming

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

American Heart Association

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International

Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • EMTALA Requirements and Implications Related to COVID-19
  • FAQs on Medicare Billing
    • Ambulance cannot bill for COVID-19 specimen collection
    • Does not allow ALS1 for COVID-19, even though we know the additional costs of PPE, decontamination, out of service time, personnel costs
    • Restates CMS will not pay for treat in place
    • Will not allow COVID-19 to be the reason for medical necessity (i.e.transport to or from isolation)
    • Did not specifically waive signature requirements

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions

COVID-19 Literature Surveillance Team Updated Daily

COVID-19 PowerPoint Presentation (pdf | pptx) (Katherine West,RN, BSN, MSEd Infection Control Consultant)

Decontamination Using Gaseous Techniques

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Homeland Security

Drug Enforcement Administration

Emergency Management and Response Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC)

EMS Compact

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Infectious Disease Society of America

Interagency Board for Emergency Preparedness and Response

National Academy of Medicine

National Association of EMS Physicians

National EMS Information System (NEMSIS)

National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC)

Network for Public Health Law

NASEMSO

NHTSA Office of EMS

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)

OSHA

Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC

  • EMS Law COVID-19 Corona Update – links to legal Q & A about:
    • Medicare, HIPAA, Workplace Staffing, Safety and Screening, Workers’ Compensation, Employee Leave, Patient Care, EMS Operations, Employee Wage & Benefits

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Updated frequently, the US CDC website has information and updates nicely organized for specific audiences.

Washington, DC

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