Standard Guide for Organization and Operation of Emergency Medical Services Systems
|Publication Date:||15 March 1992|
|ICS Code (First aid):||11.160|
This standard established guidelines for the organization and
operation of Emergency Medical
Services Systems (EMSS) at the state, regional and local levels. This
guide will identify methods
of developing state standards, coordinating/managin
At the state level this guide identifies scope, methods, procedures and participants in the following state structure responsibilities: (a) establishment of EMS legislation; (b) development of minimum standards; (c) enforcement of minimum standards; (d) designation of substate structure; (e) provision of technical assistance; (f) identification of funding and other resources for the development, maintenance, and enhancement of EMS systems; (g) development and implementation of training systems; (h) development and implementation of communication systems; (i) development and implementation of record-keeping and evaluation systems; (j) development and implementation of public information, public education, and public relations programs; (k) development and implementation of acute care center designation; (l) development and implementation of a disaster medical system; (m) overall coordination of EMS and related programs within the state and in concert with other states or federal authorities.
At the regional level, this guide identifies methods of planning,
At the local level, this guide identifies a basic structure for the organization and management of a local EMS system and outlines the responsibilities that a local EMS should assume in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of its EMS system.