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... One of the central recommendations of the IOM reports was that the federal government should more effectively coordinate the many emergency care-related activities that are now dispersed among various federal departments and agencies. Federal coordination of prehospital emergency care was already advancing through the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS)
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... In attendance were policy makers from the various federal agencies involved in emergency care, state and local officials, and stakeholders from the health care provider community. These included thought leaders from a wide range of relevant disciplines, including nursing, emergency medical services (EMS)
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... The workshop was sponsored by the ECCC, the newly formed federal lead agency within HHS, with additional support provided by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. A Note on Definitions The terms "emergency medical services (EMS)
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