EMS Medical Director's Handbook
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EMS medical direction is a multidimensional activity that includes the direction and oversight of administrative, operational, educational, and clinical actions related to patient care activities.


Organizational Resources

American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) - EMS physician subspecialty

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

American Medical Association; Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness - Information regarding triage systems comparisons

Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation (CITF)

Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS)

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

CoAEMSP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in the Emergency Medical Services Professions (pdf)

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) - online application or form downloads

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - NIMS training

International Association of EMS Chiefs (IAEMSC)

International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

IAFC EMS Section

IAFC EMS Resources

National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE)

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) - fellowship programs information

National Association of State EMS Officials (NAEMSO)

NAEMSO state agency information

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

National EMS Information System

National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA)

National Fire Academy (NFA)

NFA EMS course information

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): EMS

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): Scope of practice (pdf)

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

NREMT Milestones

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)

 

The availability of resources on this website does not constitute endorsement of any kind by the IAFC. The resources are not vetted and individuals/organizations that use them assume all responsibility for their use.

Resources

Handbook References

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 2006. “Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured.” (9th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

American College of Emergency Physicians. “Policy Statement: Direction of Out-of-Hospital Care at the Scene of Medical Emergencies.” Retrieved May 26, 2010, from website.

American College of Emergency Physicians. “Policy Statement: Medical Direction of Emergency Medical Services.” 2005. Retrieved April 29, 2010, from website.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. “Standards and Guidelines.” Retrieved on August 26, 2010, from website (pdf).

Dave, G., and Parmar, K. 2001. “Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Management: A Holistic Approach.” (1st ed.). New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, Ltd.

Evans, B.E., and Dyar, J.T. 2010. “Management of EMS.” Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. 8-21.

Eversole, J.M. 2003. The Fire Chief’s Handbook (6th ed.). Tulsa: PennWell Corp.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Standard Details.” 29 CFR Part 634 - Worker Visibility. Retrieved on August 31, 2010, from website.

Goodson, C. 2001. “Principles of Vehicle Extrication” (2nd ed.). Oklahoma City: Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University.

Hatley T. “Using Data in Quality Management.” NAEMSP, Vol. 3. Retrieved on September 1, 2010, from website.

Institute of Medicine. Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health Agency. 2007. “Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads.” Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

IAFF and International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). “EMS System Performance Measurement.” Retrieved on November 10, 2010, from website (pdf).

International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Emergency Medical Services: A Guidebook for Fire-Based Agencies. (4th ed.). Retrieved April 29, 2010, from website (pdf).

Kearns, C. (2007, August). “Monitor Your Budget on a Daily Basis.” EMS World. Retrieved on August 28, 2010, from website.

Lee County EMS. “Lee County EMS and the Implementation of Six Sigma.” Retrieved on September 1, 2010, from website.

National Association of EMS Physicians. 2002. “Prehospital Agency and Medical Oversight” (3rd ed.). Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Pub. 441-460.

National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Directors (NASEMSD), National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). “The Role of State Medical Direction in the Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services Agency.” Retrieved on April 26, 2010, from website.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 1996. “EMS Agenda for the Future.” Washington, DC: Department of Transportation (DOT).

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians—NREMT Milestones. 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2010, from website.

NHTSA. 1996. “EMS Agenda for the Future.” Washington, DC: DOT.

NHTSA. 2000. “EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach.” Washington, DC: DOT.

NHTSA. 2005. “National EMS Scope of Practice Model.” Washington, DC: DOT.

NHTSA. “A Leadership Guide to Quality Improvement in Emergency Medical Services Agencies.” Retrieved on May 23, 2010, from website.

NHTSA. “EMS Workforce for the 21st Century: A National Assessment.” Retrieved on August 28, 2010, from website.

NHTSA. “National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards.” Retrieved September 2, 2010, from website (pdf).

Prehospital Care Research Forum. “EMS Research.” Retrieved on September 4, 2010, from website (pdf).

Sanders, M.J., Lewis, L., and Quick, Gary. 2007. Paramedic Text Book (Rev. 3rd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby Inc.

Six Sigma Online. “Why Six Sigma?” Retrieved on April 22, 2011, from website.

The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). “Welcome to CAAS.” Retrieved on August 26, 2010, from website.

The Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). “Frequently Asked Questions.” Retrieved on September 2, 2010, from website.

Touchstone, M. (2009, January). “EMS in America: The Foundation Documents.” EMS1.com. Retrieved on August 28, 2010, from website.