NASEMSO releases new EMS Scope of Practice framework
The “Scope of Practice Model Decision-Making Framework for Emergency Medical Services” is now available online
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —The National Association of State EMS Officials released a new decision-making framework based on the Scope of Practice.
“While EMS personnel have a reasonable understanding of the parameters of their clinical practice upon completion of an EMS program, states frequently receive queries from licensees and the public on psychomotor skills that may be performed by licensed EMS personnel,” NASEMSO said in a press release. “Scope of practice decisions are related to the interdependent relationship between education, certification of competency, credentialing by medical directors, and a state license to practice.”
The organization added that the new document is meant to provide a “standardized, decision-making framework” for the ever-evolving EMS industry.
“As emerging technology and evidence evolve to transform practice, individuals and agencies need to communicate any ongoing issues/concerns to the state so that regulators and medical directors can evaluate whether changes to rules/regulations, EMS guidelines, or standards need to be considered,” the press release said.