Public input opportunity closing for improving prehospital care

The federal government is seeking input on how to improve trauma care in the field

By EMS1 Staff

The chance for public input on how prehospital trauma care could be improved is ending soon.

A Request for Information by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on behalf of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS is closing on July 26. 


The comment request stems from a 2016 National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine report that defined preventable deaths after injury as those that could have prevented with timely and available medical care.

The NHTSA is encouraging feedback that will help improve trauma care treatment in the prehospital setting and gauge the effectiveness of current efforts. The RFI will ask respondents about opportunities for medical collaboration, EMS data integration and the idea of cross-training military EMS resources with civilian resources.

Anyone interested in providing a comment can access the Federal eRulemaking Portal or send a letter to the Docket Managemetn Facility at the U.S Department of Transportation at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. 

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