NHTSA OEMS lists training resources to help EMS providers administer COVID-19 vaccine
The list of resources includes training videos, a skills checklist and information about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines
By Laura French
WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS (OEMS) has compiled a list of training resources to help prepare EMS providers to administer the COVID-19 vaccines.
The "Just in Time Training" resources include descriptions of the required skills to administer the vaccines and how to properly teach and evaluate them, a downloadable skills assessment checklist, links to training videos, and other important information about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, according to an NHTSA OEMS statement.
"Many communities across the nation are recognizing the important role EMS clinicians can play in expanding access to coronavirus vaccines," the statement read. "The NHTSA Office of EMS, in coordination with federal partners, national EMS organizations and state and local officials, has compiled resources to help EMS systems train EMTs and other clinicians to administer the available SARS-CoV-2 vaccines safely and effectively."
See the full list of resources below:
Training video on COVID-19 intramuscular vaccine administration from the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems: