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NATIONAL EMS EDUCATION STANDARDS REVISION

 

 

National EMS Education Standards

Since initial publication in 2009, the National EMS Education Standards have helped educators,
certification bodies, and regulators ensure that EMS practitioners receive an education that
prepares them to perform at the appropriate level.


After a decade, it’s time to revisit the standards to ensure they align with both the recently
revised 2019 National EMS Scope of Practice Model, and current best practices and evidence in
prehospital care. NAEMSE is proud to lead the revision effort in collaboration with our partners
in EMS across the nation. The project is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration Office of EMS and the EMS for Children program at the Health Resources and
Services Administration.

 

How We Got Here 

Now nearly two decades old, the EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach outlined a clear, compelling vision. The EMS Education Agenda for the Future proposed an education system comprised of five different components, including the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and the National EMS Education Standards. The Scope of Practice Model provided a detailed description of the entry-level knowledge and skills required for each EMS provider level: emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician, advanced EMT and paramedic. The Education Standards and accompanying Instructional Guidelines built upon that foundation and provided a framework for educators and publishers to use as they developed curricula for the initial education of EMS practitioners.

 

 

What's Happening Now

NAEMSE has convened a group of experts with diverse experience and expertise to update the
Education Standards, with multiple opportunities for collaboration and input from both the
national EMS community and the public. Dozens of other EMS organizations are also involved in
the process, as are several of the experts who drafted the revised EMS Scope of Practice Model,

released in 2019. During the course of the revision process, multiple drafts will be released for
comment.

 

Who's Involved

NAEMSE has selected several experienced EMS educators to serve as the development team
leading the revision of the National EMS Education Standards. Bill Young, EdD, program
coordinator for the emergency medical care program at Eastern Kentucky University, and Paul
Rosenberger, MPA, EdD, a member of the EMS faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center, are the co-chairs of this effort. Many other experts from across the profession
are also contributing to the project.

 

What You Can Do

Want to get involved? Here’s how you can be a part of the revision of the National EMS
Education Standards before the project concludes in spring 2020:

  

 

 

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