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EMS IN THE UNITED STATES

Understanding the Fragmented Past & Opportunity Rich Future
A DESK REFERENCE FOR EMS LEADERS & STATE OFFICIALS

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Preface & Letter to the Reader

Section 1 - Foundations

Chapter 1 - The Origins of EMS in the United States

Chapter 2 -  EMS Visionaries

Chapter 3 - Hollywood’s Role in Designing the U.S. EMS System

Chapter 4 - A Guiding Star (of Life)

Chapter 5 - Fractures & Fragmentation 

Chapter 6 - Volunteerism: The Ultimate EMS Subsidy

Chapter 7 - EMS Data: The Most Powerful Healthcare Dataset

Chapter 8 - National EMS: Offices, Organizations & Influencers

Chapter 9 - EMS Week

Section 2 – EMS Systems & Operations

Chapter 10 - EMS Service Delivery Models

Chapter 11 - Disparities in Access to EMS

Chapter 12 - Physician Medical Direction

Chapter 13 - EMS System Finance

Chapter 14 - Economics of Providing EMS

Chapter 15 - Fundamentals of Insurance & Billing

Chapter 16 - Essential Service Designation

        

Section 3 – EMS Personnel

Chapter 17 - Certification, Licensure, & Credentialing

Chapter 18 - National EMS Certification

Chapter 19 - Paramedic Accreditation

Chapter 20 - Recruitment & Retention of EMS Personnel

Chapter 21 - EMS Provider Mental Health: Protecting Our Own

Chapter 22 - A Professional Code of Conduct

 

Section 4 – State Regulation & Administration of EMS

Chapter 23 - An Introduction to Interstate Compacts

Chapter 24 - The EMS Compact

Chapter 25 - State Sovereignty 

Chapter 26 - State EMS Offices

Chapter 27 - Investigations & Enforcement

Chapter 28 - Public Protection & Background Checks

 

Section 5 – Leadership & Management

Chapter 29 - Visionary Leadership

Chapter 30 - Stakeholder Engagement

Chapter 31 - Leading Change Management

Chapter 32 - Leadership Lessons    

 

Section 6 – Emerging Issues

Chapter 33 - Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health & EMS

Chapter 34 - Aging Populations & EMS Systems

Chapter 35 - Resilience, Reliability, And Sustainability

Chapter 36 - Telehealth: The New Frontier

Chapter 37 -  We Are EMS 

Appendix

Peter's Laws

Select 1976 EMS System Abstracts

- Norman McSwain, MD: Paramedic Training in Junior Colleges

- Nancy Caroline, MD: USDOT Curriculum for Advanced EMTs

- Colorado: Rocky Mountain EMT Satellite Refresher Course

- Oklahoma: Telephone Conference EMT Training  

- Rocco Morando: The National Registry of EMTs

- David Boyd, MD: EMS Progress Report for the United States

EMS Compact Model  Legislation (2014)

1978 DOT Model EMS Legislation

1977 Congressional Inquiry

Index

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