NAEMSE Releases Final Draft of Education Standards

On behalf of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE), the National EMS Education Standards Project Team is pleased to present Final Draft 1.0 of the National EMS Education Standards (the Standards) for your review. Comments are being accepted until August 29, 2008, to identify any significant errors or omissions.

The first draft (Draft 1.0) of the Standards served as a starting point for dialogue with the national EMS community and the second draft (Draft
2.0) was based on the input received from the national EMS community.

The third draft (Draft 3.0) was based on additional input from the national EMS community and from comments received during the February
2008 National EMS Stakeholders meeting.

Final Draft 1.0 of the Standards for all four levels of EMS personnel
-- Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT (AEMT), and Paramedic - are available at: We anticipate delivering a final draft to NHTSA in September 2008.

Instructor Guidelines

The Project Team developed Instructional Guidelines (IG) to aid instructors, EMS education programs, and publishers. Some sections of the IG are complete and available for EMS community review and comment.

The remaining sections of IG that are still under revision should be posted by no later than mid-August and the EMS community will have an opportunity to provide comments on these revised sections once they are posted.

Next Steps

The Project Team will:

  • Revise any major errors or omissions in Final Draft 1.0 of the Standards
  • Depend on your feedback to improve the Instructional Guidelines
  • Present final drafts of the Standards and IG to NHTSA in September 2008

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