Version 3 of the National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines includes updates, 4 additions

The new content covers field triage, acute events in infants, cardiac arrest and trauma MCIs


By Leila Merrill

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines Version 3 is now available.

The National Association of State EMS Officials team that worked on it reviewed and updated all the existing guidelines and added four additional areas of care.

The National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines Version 3 was released in March. The first edition of the guidelines came out in 2014.
The National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines Version 3 was released in March. The first edition of the guidelines came out in 2014. (Image/National Association of State EMS Officials)

The new guidelines are for:

  • Brief Resolved Unexplained Event (BRUE) & Acute Events in Infants
  • Resuscitation in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Trauma Mass Casualty Incident

Additionally, the 2022 National Guideline for the Field Triage of Injured Patients appears as an appendix.

The document authors are members of the NASEMSO Medical Directors Council and representatives of six EMS medical director stakeholder organizations — the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT), the Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA), and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP).

As EMS1 reported in September, when the guidelines were released for public comment, the guidelines were reviewed by a team of pediatric emergency medicine physicians, pharmacologists and other technical reviewers. 

The first edition of the guidelines came out in 2014.

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