EMS Agenda for the Future
 




NATIONAL ACTION:
Identify and develop sources for EMS-related research funding.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Enhance coordination of the federal government's emergency health care research efforts.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Increase the number of physicians dedicated to EMS research.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Cultivate EMS research within academic programs.

STATE ACTION:
Enhance the technical assistance provided by state EMS lead agencies.

STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Reduce EMS providersí risk of liability.

STATE ACTION:
Eliminate barriers and improve appropriate use of EMS.

NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Ensure stable support for EMS infrastructure funding.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Develop mechanisms for recognizing health professionals with expertise in EMS.

NATIONAL AND STATE ACTION:
Ensure that EMS medical directors are qualified.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Work to designate EMS as a physician subspecialty.

NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Provide EMS education based on national core contents.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Include research, quality improvement, and management-related objectives in EMS education.

NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Advocate for prevention-focused legislation and regulations.

NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Improve prevention-related data collection and sharing by EMS.

NATIONAL AND LOCAL ACTION:
Maintain up-to-date EMS dispatching and communications standards.

NATIONAL ACTION:
Optimize EMS data collection.

NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Increase the utilization of a uniform data element set within EMS information systems.

STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Ensure that EMS information systems serve their purposes.

STATE AND LOCAL ACTION:
Evaluate EMS on a continuous basis.

LOCAL ACTION:
Include the community in EMS evaluation.