NASEMSO Awarded Three Nationally Significant Grants/Cooperative Agreements


The National Association of State EMS Organizations (NASEMSO) has been awarded three nationally significant grant and cooperative agreements. The new projects are:

Model EMS Guidelines. Funded by NHTSA, this two-year project will be completed by the Medical Directors Council. The purpose of this project is to develop national model EMS guidelines, intended to help state EMS systems ensure a more standardized approach to the practice of patient care, and to encompass evidence-based guidelines as they are developed.

Statewide Implementation of a Prehospital Care Guideline. Funded by NHTSA, this is a three-year project with co-Principal Investigators Matt Sholl (Maine EMS Medical Director) and Peter Taillac (Utah EMS Medical Director). The objective of this grant is to support the use and further refinement of the National Evidence-Based Guideline Model Process, developed under the auspices of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS and the National EMS Advisory Council.

Model Interstate Compact for EMS Personnel Licensure for State Adoption. This project will initiate a 20-month process to develop a model interstate compact for states’ legislative use to solve the problem associated with day-to-day emergency deployment of EMS personnel across state boundaries.

Click here to read an article from NAEMT with more information on the first two projects.