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Resources by Topic: Emergency medical services

COVID-19 Resources for Fire and EMS
Includes links for important federal resources, financial and resource support, first responder behavioral health, and COVID-19 related webinars.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Fire Administration
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American College of Emergency Physicians: COVID-19
Information to assist with patient care during the response to COVID-19. Addresses clinical assessment and management, testing, emergency department issues, EMS issues, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American College of Emergency Physicians
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COVID-19 Resources for EMS
Resources to help emergency medical services (EMS) personnel appropriately and safely serve communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Addresses EMS workforce protection, vaccination, patient care, crisis planning, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA Office of EMS
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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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Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Toolkit
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 organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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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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Market Saturation and Utilization State-County
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.
Additional links: Market Saturation and Utilization Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSA)
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority)
Provides information on the development of a national high-speed wireless broadband public safety network, supporting the work of first responders, including emergency medical services personnel.
Type: Website
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Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)
Monthly journal providing information and resources for emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical service (EMS) administrators, fire rescuers, public safety officials, and law enforcement officers. Includes articles on rural EMS issues.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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