The 2019 National EMS Scope of Practice Model provides recommended guidelines for states to develop scopes of practice for emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners. This study had two main aims: (1) examine the extent to which EMS professionals perform skills that correspond to their credential levels as described in the national Model and (2) determine whether there are variations in adherence to Model guidelines between agencies serving rural versus urban populations and agencies with unpaid (volunteer) versus paid staffing models.
Authors:Patterson DG, Stubbs BA, Nudell NG
Journal/Publisher:Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
Citation:Patterson DG, Stubbs BA, Nudell NG. How Actual Practice of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Aligns with the Recommended National Scope of Practice in Rural Versus Urban Areas of the U.S.. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Feb 2022.
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