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.