NAEMT discusses patient care progress with congressmen

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians gathered to explore the transformation of emergency patient care.

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) gathered on Thursday to discuss the transformations taking place with emergency patient care in the field.

The briefing, held with Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) and Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) in attendance, detailed both the history and the future of emergency medical care for patients outside of a hospital setting. By looking at legislative and technological advances in medical care, the briefing looked further for more ways to improve mobile health care.

"As a physician, I understand that Field EMS is a critical component of our nation's health care delivery system," Bucshon said. "I'm proud to sponsor H.R. 809 to support this profession and to ensure the EMS sector has the resources needed to provide quality, efficient care to patients with emergency health concerns."

EMS providers respond to emergency calls for medical attention for 25 million patients annually, a number that accounts for eight percent of the total population of the United States. By improving the resources available to EMS technicians, NAEMT hopes to improve patient care as a whole.

NAEMT was founded in 1975 and currently has more than 46,000 members.

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