EMS - related Links and Resources

EMS Provider Resources
  • NHTSA's Office of EMS recently shared the document "Nerve Agent Information for EMS and Hospitals", which serves as a refresher on standard protocols for recognizing, treating and protecting oneself from nerve agent exposures.  This best practices document was prepared by NHTSA's Office of EMS, HHS ASPR, DHS, and the National Security Council.
  • US Department of Homeland Security recently released an  informational video - titled "Fentanyl:  The Real Deal" - for EMS, law enforcement and fire department personnel responding to suspected Fentanyl overdoses. 
  • Department of Children & Families Safe Haven Act - the law allows anyone to drop off a newborn baby (within the first 30 days of life) at any hospital emergency room in Connecticut.  While details vary in each state, all 50 states in the country have some form of Safe Haven Law. To see how each state differs click here for a map showing detailed state-by-state information.
  • New England Quality Innovation Network INTERACT Initiative - INTERACT, the Interventions To Reduce Acute Care Transfers, is a quality improvement program.  Click here to link to their "nursing homes" webpage and a short training webinar for EMS providers on the INTERACT initiative.  It describes the new acute care transfer process between a participating nursing home and hospital. 
  • Connecticut Department of Social Services Division of Protective Services website- This webpage is where EMS Providers can find information about, and a link to, the Report Form for Protective Services for the Elderly.
  • Connecticut Department of Children & Families website  - This webpage is where EMS Providers can find information about, and a link to, the Report of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect form.
  • Connecticut EMS Awards - This webpage is where you can read about the various state awards and nominate a colleague, employee or person you think personifies a particular award.
Connecticut-specific informational links

Public Health Agencies

Emergency Medicine Associations and Journals

EMS Associations and Information

 Informational Links