EMS Scope of Practice
National-EMS-Scope-Practice-Model_Change-Notices-1-and-2 (December 2017)
Model EMS Clinical Guidelines
The Model EMS Clinical Guidelines are provided by the State of Wyoming, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) and National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO). These guidelines are designed to be used by Emergency Medical Services and their Physician Medical Directors in determining a standard of care for patients. They can be used as a basis for developing services’ protocols for EMS practice. They are not a “stand-alone” document but rather should be used in conjunction with the Rules and Regulations for “Wyoming Emergency Medical Services Act of 1977:, W.S. 33-36-101 (2018 Revision), appropriate curriculum, and other relevant documents from the Office of EMS.
Safe Transport of Children
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation initiated a project in September 2008 titled “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles.” The major objectives of this project were to:
- Build consensus in the development of a uniform set of recommendations to safely and appropriately transport children (injured, ill, or uninjured) from the scene of a crash or other incident in an ambulance;
- To foster the creation of best practice recommendations after reviewing the practices currently being used to transport children in ambulances;
- To provide consistent national recommendations that will be embraced by local, state, and national emergency medical services organizations, enabling them to reduce the frequency of emergency transport of ill, injured or uninjured children who may be transported in an unsafe or inappropriate manner.