A plan is presented for the establishment of a system capable of delivering comprehensive emergency medical services (EMS) in an effective manner throughout Iowa. Background is given on Iowa EMS activities. State organization for EMS plan development and program implementation is discussed in terms of authority, staff structure, functional identification, EMS planning area identification, advisory groups, and legislation. Planning information is provided: EMS resources, demographics of the state, functional classification of the roadway system, economic and social conditions, and other factors (e.g. seasonal population variations). EMS standards presented are organizational, operational, personnel training, ambulances, rescue units, response time, communications, and hospital facilities. EMS deficiencies and needs, cooperation and coordination requirements, and program objective priorities are defined. The methodology is described for achieving specific objectives. A program implementation schedule is provided for the individual components: management, regionalization, physician and other professional input, manpower, training, communication, transportation, hospital emergency facilities, critical care units, public safety, consumer participation, accessibility to care, transfer of patients, standardized recordkeeping, public information and education, evaluation, disaster linkages, mutual aids, and legislation. Program resource and commitment summaries, a budget schedule for fiscal year 1976, and a description of the evaluation process are included. Appended are information on state organization for EMS plan development and program implementation, and planning information.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Iowa Regional Medical Program. Prepared in cooperation with Iowa Department of Health.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa Governor's Emergency Medical Serv Adv Council

    , IA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 168 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-027 318U
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM