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  1. National EMS Advisory Council An overview of NHTSA Office of Emergency Medical Services

  2. Accidental Death and Disability 1966 National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council

  3. Accidental Death and Disability 1966 • Encouraged ambulance legislation and standards • EMS personnel standards • Pilot programs in rural areas • Communications system improvements • Trauma registries • Rehabilitation studies • Mass casualty care

  4. Highway Safety Act of 1966 • Highway Safety includes emergency medical care and transportation of the injured

  5. William Haddon First NHTSA Administrator1966-1969

  6. Human Vehicle Environment Pre-Event Event Post-Event Haddon Matrix Comprehensive Approach to Highway Safety

  7. Early Highway Safety EMS Activities • Highway Safety Standard 11 • Promoting comprehensive state and local EMS systems • Guided by: • Accidental Death and Disability • American College of Surgeons • Armed Forces techniques • Experiences from selected states • National Standard EMT and First Responder educational curricula • Star of Life • Model EMS systems legislation (1978) • State EMS Assessments

  8. What we do: • Mission: To reduce death and disability by providing leadership and coordination to the EMS community in assessing, planning, developing and promoting comprehensive, evidence-based emergency medical services and 9-1-1 systems.

  9. NHTSA Approach • Comprehensive EMS system development • Facilitating consensus • Agenda documents • Focusing on development of effective state and local EMS systems • Coordination with national EMS organizations & Federal partners • Project selection • Projects of national significance • Guided by agenda documents • Strategic selection • No Response Role

  10. Modus Operandi Accomplishments through Partnerships and Cooperation

  11. Federal EMS Program Coordination Others

  12. Projects of National Significance(Examples) • National EMS Standard Curricula • State EMS Assessment program • EMS Agenda for the Future • EMS Education Agenda for the Future • EMS Research Agenda • National Trauma System Agenda • EMS Workforce Project • National EMS Information System

  13. Office of EMS • Two major, inter-related program areas • Emergency Medical Service • National 9-1-1 Office • ENHANCE 9-1-1 Act of 2004 • Statutory authority for National 9-1-1 Office • Housed at NHTA • Co-managed with National Telecommunications and Information Administration • E9-1-1 grant program

  14. OEMS Funding FY 08 • Congressional appropriation • EMS • 9-1-1 • NEMSIS • EMS for Children • CDC – Division of Injury Response

  15. Drew Dawson Director Susan McHenry, MS NEMSIS EMS Research State Assessments David Bryson Education Health and Safety Gamunu Wijetunge, NREMT-P Workforce Preparedness Laurie Flaherty, RN, MS 9-1-1 Technology Public relations/communications Cathy Gotschall, ScD Evidence-based practice guidelines National EMS Assessment Cynthia McNair Administrative Support OEMS - Staff

  16. OEMS – Support Detailees • Plina Doyle • Keith Williams Public Health Fellows • Anthony Oliver, MPH • Jerry Poplin, MS

  17. Office of Emergency Medical Services www.EMS.govnhtsa.ems@dot.gov(202) 366-5440