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OEMS Researching Behavioral Health for New EMS Education Standards

OEMS Researching Behavioral Health for New EMS Education Standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Office of EMS is preparing the next update of the National EMS Education Standards in keeping with the EMS Agenda 2050. In an episode of their ongoing webinars called EMS Focus the Office of EMS presented the process of revising the EMS Education Standards and behavioral health is actively being researched for inclusion. In doing so they acknowledged the stakeholder input seeking more in the area of behavioral health and its impact on the EMS profession.

Emergency Services Outreach and Heroes 4 Heroes are proud to hear the work and commend the OEMS and revision teams for their hard work.

The National EMS Education Standards are currently in draft form and the OEMS is seeking public comment and input now until September 20th. You can see the document and provide feedback on this website.

OEMS released the 2019 Scope of Practice Model document found here.

A focus on behavioral health in EMS is only one of the changes worked on by the office and its team. Tune into the recorded webinar on the EMS Focus webpage

 

 

 

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Sean P. Haaverson has been involved in Emergency Services since 2000 when he started out as a volunteer fire fighter in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Over the span of his career he has experience working in multiple levels of emergency services: dispatch, rural and urban EMS, hospital care, austere and remote duty medicine, flight medicine, administration and teaching. He is currently a licensed Paramedic with certification in Critical Care and Remote Duty Medicine. Sean holds a BAAS degree focused in Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services Management. Sean serves as the co-founder and President/CEO of Emergency Services Outreach and the Center for Advanced Medical Training. He is also the National Association of EMT’s State Advocacy Coordinator for New Mexico.
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