Prehospital Based Care

The EMSC Prehospital Domain supports the EMS community on a wide range of issues including: injury prevention, community paramedicine, ambulance equipment guidelines and transportation.

This site contains many tools to assist in Prehospital care:

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EMS for Children Day

Celebrated the Wednesday of EMS Week, EMS for Children Day highlights the special physiological and psychological aspects of caring for children. It’s a great time to educate the community on child safety issues and to raise awareness about improving specialized care for children in prehospital and acute care settings! EMS Week 2020 is May 17-23.

EMS Agenda 2050
EMS Agenda 2050

After more than two years of stakeholder and public input, the Office of EMS at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its federal partners have released “EMS Agenda 2050: A People-Centered Vision for the Future of Emergency Medical Services.” The document describes a vision for evidence-based, data-driven EMS that is integrated with the rest of the nation’s healthcare system.

Guidelines for Providing Family-Centered Prehospital Care

These guidelines were developed as a result of a two-day consensus panel meeting hosted by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). The panel represented 17 stakeholder organizations, plus family and cultural competency representatives.

If you have questions about the prehospital domain, please contact:

Rachael Alter

Rachael Alter, BA

Prehospital Domain Co-Lead

Kathleen Adelgais, MD, MPH

Prehospital Domain Co-Lead

Is your family prepared for an emergency?

Download 30 Million Children Brochure

This brochure details 10 ways to prepare for a medical emergency involving a child including a template to create a family emergency plan to be distributed to day care providers, relatives, and babysitters.

Download the Brochure