The Emergency Medical Services Program focuses on ensuring quality patient care throughout the state by offering support and technical assistance to Emergency Medical Services, EMS providers, physician medical directors, hospitals and training agencies. This program assists with compliance and conducts inspections to aim for optimal pre-hospital care.
Nebraska is divided into four separate EMS regions: Western, Central, Northeast and Southeast. A dedicated EMS Specialist supports each region. The EMS Specialists provide are resource for every EMS service, EMS provider and hospital for training and technical assistance including system development, rules and regulations, statutes, protocol and policy development, documentation, quality improvement, recruitment and retention, recognition, mandatory reporting regulations, education, significant exposure procedures and systems of care.
Find the region map and the EMS Specialist for your region here.
The Office of Emergency Health Systems EMS Program would like to recognize services and individuals within your EMS Service for outstanding service to your community. Emergency Medical Services is a demanding career as paid or volunteer professional. Often the time and energy goes unrecognized for their performance and dedication to providing quality patient care.
Types of recognition are include: Years of Service Award, department awards, special recognition awards, We Delivered a Baby, Code Save Award and more.
Please fill out this form for awards and recognition.
Nebraska Statute (Neb. Rev. Stat 71-507 through 71-513) provides protection against infectious diseases for persons that act as Emergency Services Providers while delivering emergency medical care. If you suspect an exposure, alert your employer's infection control officer and infection control at the receiving medical facility immediately. Complete a Significant Exposure Report Form to document the exposure and start post exposure procedures.
The Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a unique statewide tool that collects dispensed prescription information and is housed on the Health Information Exchange platform. The Nebraska PDMP is a public health model focusing on patient safety. EMS is allowed to access the PDMP, with their physician medical director (PMD) approval and supervision to act as an agent of the PMD to access data in the prescription drug monitoring system. This allows EMS providers to see what medications a patient is currently on to help make treatment decisions or suspect medical emergencies such as a drug overdose.
For more information, please visit the PDMP website or contact your Regional EMS Specialist.
P.O. Box 198
Elm Creek, Nebraska 68836
495 5th Street
Imperial, Nebraska 69033
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026
P.O. Box 2992
Omaha, Nebraska 68102