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A New Haven Fire Department ambulance in this undated file photo.
The first draft of proposed revisions to the National EMS Education Standards is now available for public comment. Members of the EMS community and the public are encouraged to review the draft and provide feedback to the team leading the effort. Find more information about how to download the draft and provide comments here.
“For a decade, the National EMS Education Standards have guided how we prepare EMS clinicians to serve their patients and communities. This is a chance for members of the EMS profession to share thoughts on how the standards must evolve alongside the needs of those communities,” said Jon Krohmer, MD, director of the NHTSA Office of EMS, which is funding the project in partnership with the Health Resources & Services Administration EMS for Children Program.
The effort to revise the National EMS Education Standards is being led by a team of experienced EMS professionals convened by the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE). The team has engaged with stakeholders across EMS and healthcare to create this first draft of the standards. Following this initial public comment period, all comments received will be reviewed and another draft will be released for public comment in early 2020. The anticipated final publication of the revised National EMS Education Standards is expected by Spring 2020.
The revision comes on the heels of the release of the 2019 National EMS Scope of Practice Model, which drove the proposed changes. Download and read the 2019 National EMS Scope of Practice Model here.