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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment | Emergency Medical and Trauma Services

National and Colorado EMS Provider Transitions

 

The EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach establishes a system of EMS education that more closely parallels that of other health care professions. As part of this systems approach, the National EMS Scope of Practice Model calls for the reconfiguration of EMS provider levels in the United States. In 2008, based on stakeholder input and recommendations from the EMT Practice Subcommittee of the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council (SEMTAC), Colorado chose to follow the National Scope of Practice Model. Colorado also chose to follow the National EMS Education Standards as the basis for initial EMS education leading to state certification as an EMS provider.