EMS Agenda for the Future
 




NATIONAL AND STATE ACTION:
Educate government officials regarding EMS issues.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Resolve conflicting EMS finance and reimbursement issues.

STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Ensure that EMS personnel are optimally prepared.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Update and adopt the National EMS Education and Practice Blueprint.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Improve our understanding of EMS occupational health and safety hazards.

LOCAL ACTION:
Increase the cultural sensitivity and diversity of the EMS workforce.

LOCAL ACTION:
Implement and evaluate stress management programs.

NATIONAL AND STATE ACTION:
Create a system for reciprocity of EMS provider credentials.

NATIONAL AND STATE ACTION:
Provide qualified contemporaneous EMS medical direction.

NATIONAL AND STATE ACTION:
Ensure that each state has a designated state EMS medical director.

STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Ensure that EMS providers are prepared to perform their required tasks.

NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Provide medical direction for EMS education.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Require EMS education programs to be accredited.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Develop EMS education bridging programs.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Ensure that all health professionals have basic knowledge of EMS issues.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Engage in public education.

LOCAL ACTION:
Conduct public education that is relevant and meaningful to the community.

LOCAL ACTION:
Incorporate innovative techniques and technologies in public education.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Maintain a prevention-oriented atmosphere at the EMS workplace.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Incorporate "prevention" into the education of EMS providers.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Improve the abilities of personal communication devices to facilitate access to emergency help.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Enhance mobile telephone services as resources for EMS system communication.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Ensure that EMS communications personnel are optimally qualified.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Eliminate barriers to accessing EMS.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Provide an EMS response that is appropriate for the need.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Establish communication links for exchanging appropriate patient information.

NATIONAL AND STATE ACTION:
Commit to a definition of essential EMS capacity.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Evaluate EMS care and technology.

LOCAL ACTION:
Use evaluation of multiple conditions and outcome categories to improve EMS quality.