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Today EMS Compass released performance measures in the areas of stroke, hypoglycemia and seizure and invited all members of the EMS community to provide comment and feedback. The measures are available at emscompass.org/ems-compass-measures.


We would like to take this opportunity to announce a call for presentations for the 4th annual Lake Cumberland Healthcare Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for August 18-19, 2016 at the Lake Cumberland State Park.


A lot has changed since the NREMT registered the first nationally certified EMS professional in 1971. Today, the EMS field is more dynamic than ever—and the continuing education model was due to change too. The NCCP is intended streamline the recertification process and to allow more flexibility than the previous model.

As states transition to the NCCP model, the NREMT is here to help. If you have a question, check out our FAQ sheet—we've put together answers to some of your most common questions.


Governor Bevin has signed Senate Bill 43 into law following a remarkable showing from Kentucky's EMS community in support of EMS Line of Duty Death benefits. The text of Senate Bill 43 is available at this link. Senate Bill 43 was named The John Mackey Memorial Act after the Jessamine County EMS Paramedic was struck by a vehicle in November.


The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services unveiled its updated website on Thursday, March 10th. The refreshed design features a more focused front page with quick access to the most popular items based on site visitor traffic. It also is more interactive with embedded News & Events and Twitter section. The biggest change is the new Support and FAQ page where visitors can browse knowledge base articles and, if necessary, create a support ticket to request assistance.

The Controlled Substance Act was passed in 1970 allowing the DEA to regulate the use of controlled substances in the medical environment. At that time there were few paramedics and many ambulance services were operated by funeral directors ( perhaps a conflict of interest here!). DEA regulations were devised with brick and mortar facilities in mind and have not evolved with changing practices in our field.