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National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines, Version 2.1

National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines

This set of clinical EMS guidelines is an updated and expanded version of the guidelines originally released in 2014. Version 2, completed Sept. 15, 2017, has undergone a complete review and update of the original core set of 56 guidelines, and includes 15 new guidelines. The effort was led by a core team from the NASEMSO Medical Directors Council, along with representatives from eight national EMS physician organizations. The Co-Principal Investigators are Dr. Carol Cunningham and Dr. Richard Kamin. Countless hours of review and edits were contributed by subject matter experts, as well as EMS stakeholders who responded with comments and recommendations during two public comment periods.

The guidelines were created as a resource to be used or adapted for use on a state, regional or local level to enhance patient care. The development of these guidelines was made possible by funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of EMS and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s EMS for Children Program.

The current version of the guidelines (v 2.1, June, 2018) may be downloaded by clicking on the image above.