Emergency Medical Services: Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The Education Agenda is a vision for the future of EMS [Emergency Medical Services] education, and a proposal for an improved structured system to educate the next generation of EMS professionals. The Education Agenda builds on broad concepts from the 1996 Agenda to create a vision for an education system that will result in improved efficiency for the national EMS education process. This system will enhance consistency in education quality and ultimately lead to greater entry level graduate competence. The Education Agenda was developed by a task force representing the full range of professions involved in EMS education, including EMS administrators, physicians, regulators, educators, and providers. This document proposes an education system with five integrated primary components: 1) National EMS Core Content 2) National EMS Scope of Practice Model 3) National EMS Education Standards 4) National EMS Education Program Accreditation 5) National EMS Certification The proposed system maximizes efficiency, consistency of instruction quality, and student competence by prescribing a high degree of structure, coordination, and interdependence among the five components."

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