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Clinical Credentialing of EMS Providers

A joint position statement of the National Association of EMS Physicians® approved 20 December 2016 and the National Registry of EMTs® approved 01 December 2016. The practice of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medicine is complex, dynamic, and diverse. This practice is historically built upon the domains of education, certification, and licensure. Though these domains remain continuously relevant, there is an equally compelling need for a fourth domain in sound medical practice: EMS provider credentialing by the local EMS physician medical director.

National Registry Update on Adoption of the Paramedic Psychomotor Examination (Phase 1)

January 18, 2017 - In consideration of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' (National Registry) continued mission to improve public protection by ensuring that candidates for National Certification are competent patient care providers, the National Registry has completed an initial assessment of the recently adopted Paramedic Psychomotor Examination (Phase 1) focused on integrating multiple facets of out-of-hospital patient care. This document highlights the performance and outcomes of the updated Paramedic Psychomotor Examination.

Spinal Motion Restriction/Immobilization

November 11, 2016 - In consideration of the new evidence and recent discussion concerning spinal immobilization, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (National Registry) has completed a review of the available published documents to date, including the resources listed here below. The National Registry Standards & Examination Committee has discussed the impact of the recommended changes to our national EMS certification materials.

National Registry of EMTs’ Implementation of the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

August 2016 - The National Registry has completed a review of the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), and the National Registry Standards and Examination Committee has discussed and approved the impact of the recommended changes to all National EMS Certification materials. The National Registry will implement the associated recommendations for all levels of National EMS Certification beginning September 1, 2016.