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2024 EMS ON THE HILL DAY

EMS On The Hill Day Welcome Guide

View Welcome Guide | Everything you need to know about planning your trip, what to expect, and making the most of your meetings on the hill. Join us on Capitol Hill, April 17-18, 2024, to visit with congressional leaders and staff, and to share your EMS story and the challenges you face in providing patient care in your community. Learn more

NAEMT RADIO

NAEMT Radio

Episode 27 | Prehospital Obstetric Care: The Rise in US Maternal Morbidity/Mortality Rates.

This edition of NAEMT Radio features Emily M. Nichols, MD, board-certified in both adult and pediatric emergency medicine who has worked in the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. She has also worked in community clinics across urban and rural settings in the US, Costa Rica, Belize, Haiti, Brazil, and South Africa. Dr. Nichols discusses this complex and multifaceted issue that is increasing maternal morbidity and mortality rates in the United States. Prehospital obstetric care plays a crucial role in addressing and mitigating challenges, such as access to care, health disparities, provider training and resources, communication and coordination, maternal health education, systemic and policy issues and more.

Episode 26 | Recruiting the Next Generation Through High School EMS Programs

“There are no negatives for building a youth serving or facing EMS Training opportunity in your area – none! We have talked about how it leads to career opportunities. We’ve spoken to how young people can change the economic future of their families, on an even more practical level, young people can become empowered to help shape the wellness and longevity of their entire population by something as simple as knowing CPR in an emergency or knowing how to properly how to call help in an emergency.” – Chief Julius D. Jackson.

In this edition Chief Jackson, EMS Program Director from Eastern High School in Washington, DC, and John Cavell, Education Manager from the Louisiana Department of Health Bureau of EMS, discuss recruiting the next generation of EMS team members through High School EMS Programs. Also, John discusses the Louisiana Bureau of EMS (LaBEMS), EMS Pathway, part of the Louisiana Department of Education’s (LDOE) Jump Start Initiative – an innovative career and technical education (CTE) program that prepares students to lead productive adult lives, capable of continuing their education after high school while earning certifications in high-wage career sectors. After four years, the Louisiana EMS High School Pathway has grown from a handful of independent high school programs in 2015 to over 110 approved high school EMR programs and 11 EMT programs in 2019, accounting for nearly one-third of the high schools in the state.

Episode 25 | This edition of NAEMT Radio focuses on urgent issues surrounding the Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT) reimbursement. Matt Zavadsky, NAEMT Immediate Past President and South Central Board member, and Bruce Evans, NAEMT Past President, discuss NAEMT's comments to CMS, which address their actions in withholding approval of recently submitted State Plan Amendments (SPAs) citing the potential inclusion of federally unallowable costs that are non-ambulance service delivery related.

Ground Emergency Medical Transportation or GEMT is a program that provides reimbursements from Medicaid for EMS agencies that serve a significantly disproportionate number of low-income patients. The program offers supplemental payments to publicly owned or operated emergency ground ambulance transportation providers to cover the difference between a provider’s actual costs per GEMT transport and the Medicaid base payment, mileage and other sources of reimbursement.

NAEMT Radio is hosted by NAEMT Member and Lighthouse Leadership Program Mentor – Rob Lawrence. View other NAEMT Radio episodes 

 

FREE EMS RECRUITMENT GUIDE

NAEMT EMS Recruitment Guide

Download Guide | In response to the ongoing, critical personnel shortages that our agencies are facing, NAEMT’s EMS Workforce Committee has collected some best practices and successful case studies of EMS agency recruitment strategies. Their work has been compiled into a new guide on Innovative Recruitment Strategies for EMS Agencies. This guide includes:

• Tips for starting a recruiting program.
• Case studies on what’s worked for EMS agencies.
• Practical advice on getting out the word about job openings and marketing your EMS agency using social media.

 

 

NEW NAEMT REPORT

MIH-CP Survey

View Report | Over the past decade, NAEMT has compiled information on approximately 400 EMS agencies nationwide in over 40 states that have launched MIH or CP programs. In February 2023, NAEMT surveyed these agencies to determine the current status of their programs. NAEMT also asked other national associations to share the survey link with their networks of MIH-CP programs.

 

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Employee Engagement

View Article | How Lancaster County EMS Built a Culture of Employee Engagement
When Clayton Catoe became director of Lancaster County EMS a decade ago, morale at the South Carolina agency was suffering. Under his leadership, Lancaster County EMS has built a strong culture of employee engagement, and the department is thriving. Today, the agency operates nine ALS trucks, has 116 full and part-time employees, and answers nearly 20,000 calls annually. Read the Full Story.

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