Tennessee Association of EMS Providers reports recent updates from the Recent EMS Board Committees Meeting

12/08/2023 09:51 | David Blevins (Administrator)

Nashville, December 8, 2023

This week, dedicated members of the Tennessee Association of EMS Providers (TAEMSP) actively participated in critical discussions at the recently reconvened EMS Board committees, focusing on Clinical Issues, Air Ambulance, and Education. The collaborative efforts paved the way for impactful decisions during the subsequent State EMS Board meeting on Wednesday and Thursday.

During the sessions, the EMS Board addressed vital business matters and deliberated on adverse action cases. Notably, the Clinical Issues Committee introduced a groundbreaking initiative—an innovative buckle lock guard designed to safely restrain individuals deemed a threat to themselves or others. The Board approved the device for individual case use, considering specific circumstances rather than a permanent installation on the stretcher.

Further discussions led to the green light for a new supraglottic airway device and sparked conversations around umbilical vein cannulation, highlighting the commitment to staying at the forefront of evolving EMS technologies and practices. The Education Committee presented plans to enter into rulemaking for an EMT to paramedic pathway, a topic of ongoing discussion for several years. Additionally, a dedicated workgroup was formed to address impending changes to NREMT practical requirements and state EMS rules.

In a proactive move, the Committee on Committees is now accepting recommendations for additional members of the Education Committee, particularly from directors or educators representing Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. Interested individuals can submit their CV, Letter of Interest, and time commitment to the State Office of EMS.

The EMS Board also conducted a contested case hearing on Thursday before adjourning for the final time in 2023. The next meeting is scheduled for February 26 & 27, with further details available on the Tennessee Department of Health website at www.tn.gov/health.

TAEMSP encourages professionals to join its growing community and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of EMS in Tennessee. 

Membership information is available on the association's website at www.tnemsproviders.com

About TAEMSP: The Tennessee Association of EMS Providers is a dynamic organization committed to advancing the field of emergency medical services through advocacy, education, and collaboration. With a focus on fostering professional development and innovation, TAEMSP strives to enhance the quality of care provided by EMS professionals across the state.

Press Contact: Tennessee Association of EMS Providers admin@tnemsproviders.com

(C) 2023 Tennessee Association of EMS Providers. IRS 501(c)(3)  Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128| admin@tnemsproviders.com

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use

  • Home
  • News
  • Tennessee Association of EMS Providers reports recent updates from the Recent EMS Board Committees Meeting
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software