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Resources by Topic: Emergency medical services

Emergency Medical Services Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach
Shares a vision for an emergency medical services (EMS) education system that emphasizes the integration of EMS within the overall healthcare system. Discusses a systems approach to EMS education to enhance consistency of instructional quality. Identifies limitations of EMS education and proposed solutions.
Date: 06/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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The EMS Compact
Information on the agreement enabling emergency medical service (EMS) personnel licensed in Compact member states to cross state borders to practice and work in other Compact states without getting an EMS license in the remote state. Describes ways in which this agreement may enhance communities' responses to COVID-19 when local resources are reduced. Includes a map showing locations of EMS Compact states and contact information for each member state's Compact Commissioner.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice
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Massachusetts Current Opioid Statistics
Features quarterly data on opioid-related overdose deaths, prescription monitoring, and opioid-related emergency services data for Massachusetts. Includes county-level data.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services
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Montana Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Bureau: July 2016-June 2018 Progress Report
Report highlights the public health efforts in the areas of tobacco cessation, diabetes and cancer reduction, and promoting physical activity, among other issues in Montana. Compares rates over a two year span and details the programs designed to address them.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation
Provides a self-assessment and resources to help rural ambulance agencies move from volume to value and meet the core competencies outlined in the Baldridge Excellence Framework for Health Care. Offers resources related to EMS leadership, strategic planning, the workforce, operations and processes, community involvement, data collection and analysis, and quality outcomes.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Naloxone Training Toolkit
Toolkit lays out training for Indian Health Services providers and first responders on supplying and administering naloxone to patients experiencing an opioid overdose. Highlights training program materials, forms, and videos to support professionals in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Opioid Misuse Resource Map
Presents a map of the U.S. which details the opioid resources available by state. Features programs providing emergency services, treatment, and prevention.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Program
Presents a report on the lessons learned from grant recipients of the Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal (ROOR) Program grant. Features related resources, such as a webinar, training, data, and outreach materials.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Medicare Learning Network: Ambulance Fee Schedule
Provides an overview of the Medicare Part B ambulance transport benefit, and briefly explains payment and rate setting provisions affecting rural providers.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Market Saturation and Utilization Data Tool
Provides an interactive map and access to information on national, state and county-level, and Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA)-level provider services and utilization based on Medicare claims data. Includes the following services: ambulance, hospice, home health, long-term care, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), physical and occupational therapy, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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