Comments Due by 2/10/2018 - NATIONAL ENGAGEMENT FOR THE SECOND REVISION OF THE NATIONAL EMS SCOPE OF PRACTICE MODEL
DECEMBER 12, 2017 (Falls Church, VA) The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials (NASEMSO) is soliciting feedback on revised portions contained in the 2007 National EMS Scope of Practice Model (“Practice Model.”) A Subject Matter Expert Panel has determined that clinical practice decisions must be based on the level of cognitive and psychomotor preparation of EMS personnel. Draft 2 is intended to reflect an improved description of the spectrum of EMS levels from the 2007 Practice Model. Once community consensus has been reached on these descriptions, the assignment of skills and tasks will be accomplished for a comprehensive final draft and provided for public comment in Spring 2018.
In addition, NASEMSO has determined that guidance is needed to explain the general recommendations and procedures applicable when emergent changes to sustain and strengthen national preparedness for public health, military, and domestic emergencies need to occur to the National EMS Scope of Practice Model (SoPM) between regular revision cycles. (Examples may include but are not limited to the opioid overdose epidemic, emerging infectious diseases such as pandemic influenza or ebola virus disease, naturally occurring and man-made disaster situations under conditions of scarce resources, etc.) Input to these procedures is also invited.
National engagement provides interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the draft to ensure that the document reflects the collective expertise and experience of the whole community. Individuals or organizations that wish to provide input should visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/scopemodel2. The comment period will conclude at 5:00 pm EST on February 10, 2018.
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