Kaye appointed to the National EMS Advisory Council

Sean Kaye, EMT-Paramedic, EMS Specialist at the EMS Performance Improvement Center within the Department of Emergency Medicine, has recently been appointed to the The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC). NEMSAC was formed in April 2007 as a nationally recognized council of EMS representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Kaye began his career in 1991 as a National Guard Combat Medic and has worked in North Carolina as a volunteer and career firefighter as well as a paramedic. Sean has over 20 years of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) experience and was a past recipient of the Vic Pearson Award for Distinct Competence, Compassion and Professionalism. At the EMS Performance Improvement Center, Kaye works with EMS leadership in three states to assist them in utilizing EMS data meaningfully to improve patient care. 

In his role as a NEMSAC member, he will provide recommendations and/or advice relating to EMS on such topics as: Improved coordination and support of EMS systems among Federal programs; Strategic planning; EMS standards, guidelines, benchmarks, guidelines and data collection; Guidelines for conducting needs assessments for improving community-based EMS systems at State and local levels; and Strengthening EMS systems through enhanced workforce development, education, training, exercises, sustainability, equipment, medical oversight, and other areas.

The members of NEMSAC help to define/develop positions, and make recommendations on EMS issues for the Secretary of Transportation and/or The Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services.

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