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National Scope of Practice

National Scope of Practice

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NATIONALEMS SCOPEOFPRACTICEMODEL
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The National EMS Scope of Practice ModelTable of Contents
The Vision of the
 EMS Agenda for the Future
.................................................................3Executive Summary........................................................................................................4Introduction....................................................................................................................4History of Occupational Regulation in EMS........................................................6The Development of the National EMS Scope of Practice Model........................8The Role of State Government.............................................................................8Scope of Practice.................................................................................................9The Interdependent Relationship Between Education, Certification,Licensure, and Credentialing.............................................................................10Scope of Practice versus Standard of Care.........................................................15A Comprehensive Approach to Safe and Effective Out-of-Hospital Care...........15Scope of Practice for Special Populations..........................................................16Scope of Practice for EMS Personnel Functioning in Nontraditional Roles........16Scope of Practice during Disasters, Public Health Emergencies, andExtraordinary Circumstances.............................................................................17Specializations...................................................................................................17Implementation..................................................................................................17Overview of the EMS Profession..................................................................................18EMS Personnel Licensure Levels..................................................................................19Emergency Medical Responder.........................................................................20Emergency Medical Technician.........................................................................20Advanced Emergency Medical Technician........................................................21Paramedic..........................................................................................................21EMS Personnel Scope of Practice Models.....................................................................21Emergency Medical Responder.........................................................................22Description of the Profession.............................................................................22Psychomotor Skills............................................................................................23Emergency Medical Technician.........................................................................23Description of the Profession.............................................................................23Psychomotor Skills............................................................................................24Advanced Emergency Medical Technician........................................................25Description of the Profession.............................................................................25Psychomotor Skills............................................................................................26Paramedic..........................................................................................................26Description of the Profession.............................................................................26Psychomotor Skills............................................................................................27Knowledge....................................................................................................................28Appendix A: Interpretive Guidelines............................................................................29Airway and Breathing Minimum Psychomotor Skill Set....................................29Assessment Minimum Psychomotor Skill Set....................................................29Pharmacological Intervention Minimum Psychomotor Skill Set.........................30Emergency Trauma Care Minimum Psychomotor Skill Set................................30

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