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EMS Event Notification Tool - E.V.E.N.T.
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Within EMS, very little data exists about many aspects of the profession. In an effort to address this shortfall, NAEMT, in collaboration with the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Research in EMS, has developed an anonymous system for EMS practitioners to report near-miss, line of duty death, and patient safety incidents by answering a series of questions in an online format.

The purpose of the system is to collect and aggregate data that will then be analyzed and used in the development of EMS policies and procedures, and for use in training, educating and preventing similar events from occurring in the future. No individual responses are shared or transmitted to other parties. This reporting system is called the EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (E.V.E.N.T.) and is available at www.emseventreport.org.

The aggregated data collected will be provided to state EMS offices and the appropriate federal agencies with jurisdiction over EMS on a quarterly and annual basis. Timely aggregated reports submitted through a variety of venues will make E.V.E.N.T. a living mechanism for change. It is envisioned that one of the primary end users of this data will be those responsible for the development of EMS policies at the state and federal levels.

States urged to support system
Support of this online reporting tool by EMS organizations across our nation will be key to its success. State EMS offices, local and state EMS organizations, and EMS agencies are encouraged to become site partners for E.V.E.N.T. The National Association of State EMS Officials, as well as many other national and state EMS organizations, have already signed on as site partners.

Upon request, NAEMT and the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Research in EMS are able to provide representatives to speak about the system at local and national EMS meetings or conferences. Please contact NAEMT at info@naemt.org with any questions about the system.

"Violence Against Paramedics" Initiative
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August 1, 2012

The Board of Directors of the National EMS Management Association has decided to address the growing issue of violence against paramedics (to include all credentialed EMS personnel) with a multi-part initiative. If you follow the EMS list-servers, social media, and news re-broadcasters, you know that violence against our own is becoming more visible, if not actually more frequent.

Our initiative will engage NEMSMA members in developing a greater knowledge of the issue of violence against paramedics, increasing field and management awareness of the issues, proper training for paramedics, and survival of violent encounters (physical, mental, legal, and in the media).

This is an important issue which requires some individuals who are interested in working with it. We are seeking NEMSMA members to work on the committee that will be responsible for the initiative, preparing educational content, brainstorming related issues, serving as advocates and champions for the cause. Interest in the subject, and concern for the well-being of paramedics, is a pre-requisite. Subject matter expertise is not required - Kip Tietsort, founder of the Defensive Tactics for EMS/Escaping Violent Encounters for Fire and EMS programs (and one of the nation's top subject matter experts on this topic) has agreed to serve as a resource for this initiative.

Andy Caruso, Director of Operations for MONOC (NJ) Emergency Medical Services, is the chair of this initiative. NEMSMA's efforts in this arena, as well as our other efforts, are dependent on the willingness of our talented and able members to engage in focused committee work to make things happen. If you are interested in working on this issue, please get in touch with Andy either by e-mail (andy.caruso@monoc.org) or by telephone (732) 919-3045 ext 1154.
 

EMS News Headlines from EMS1.com
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NEMSMA NEWS Archives
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NEMSMA Board Convenes for Strategic Planning
Click here to download and read the letter from Mike Touchstone, President-Elect & Vince Robbins, NEMSMA Secretary.


OFFICAL COMMENTS ON THE INNOVATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Click here to download and read the position statement.


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Letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Click here to read the letter co-signed by NEMSMA.

 
New Position Statements
Educational Preparation for EMS Leaders (download)
Definition of EMS (download)


SUMMARY OF POSITION STATEMENTS
Click here to read a summary of positions taken by NEMSMA from January 2011 to July 2012.


Joint National EMS Leadership Forum letters to Congressional Committees investigating the shortage of generic injectable drugs.
Download the letters here:
 

EMS-FTEP™- The Emergency Medical Services Field Training and Evaluation Program
The National EMS Management Association is proud to present EMS-FTEP™, the Emergency Medical Services Field Training and Evaluation Program.

EMS-FTEP™ presents a structured program for transitioning new employees in to the EMS agency. It is designed and constructed to provide both the employee and the agency with the greatest possible chance of success, by providing a framework that assures employees understand, develop, and can demonstrate those skills and behaviors that the employing agency considers essential.


Click here to read more.

NEMSMA JOINS FORCES WITH OTHER EMS ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT CMS MEDICARE INNOVATION GRANTS

Click here to read the letter to Mr. Richard J. Gilfillan, M.D, Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid at the CMS Innovation Center.


SUMMARY OF POSITION STATEMENTS

Click here to read a summary of positions taken by NEMSMA from Fall 2010 to end-of-year 2012.

Why EMS gets no respect
Skip Kirkwood, NEMSMA's president, highly recommends you read this article, from the November 2011 edition of Best Practices in Emergency Services. Click here to download a PDF version (or log-in to your account at emergencybestpractices.com)

FIELD EMS BILL, H.R. 3144
Click here to read NEMSMA's position statement regarding The Field EMS Quality, Innovation and Cost-Effectiveness Improvement Act H.R. 3144

SUMMARY OF POSITION STATEMENTS
Click here to read a summary of positions taken by NEMSMA from Fall 2009 to Fall 2010.

 

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