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Unit I Homework Assignment

A historic EMS document was written in 1966, and in 1995, another historic document provided an agenda for future EMS development. Much of what was developed from both of these documents set the stage for the future of emergency medical services (EMS) as it is today. In 1966, the report listed below set the stage for EMS to begin to develop systems in every state.

National Research Council. (1966). Accidental death and disability: The neglected disease of modern society. Retrieved from http://www.ems.gov/pdf/1997-Reproduction-AccidentalDeathDissability.pdf

In 1995, the EMS Agenda for the Future proposed 14 attributes of EMS to consider for the next 30 years. You can view this document by clicking the link below.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (1995). EMS agenda for the future. Retrieved from

http://www.ems.gov/pdf/2010/EMSAgendaWeb_7-06-10.pdf

Using these reports as a template, conduct research of modern-day EMS journals or reports, and develop an explanation for what you think will be the key areas facing EMS in the next 20 years. Your report should include a minimum of seven attributes (from the original 14) to consider. Within your homework assignment, please make sure you address the history of prehospital emergency medical care and what you believe the future of EMS will look like in another 10 to 20 years. Your homework assignment should be at least two pages (500 words). Include at least three academically credible sources, one of which must be from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit II Homework Assignment

You have been asked by your EMS chief to develop a mini-lecture for your organization. It should cover the key points of the legal, compliance, and safety aspects of the job responsibilities for an EMS worker. These points will be based on your state and applicable federal laws and regulations as they apply to each EMS worker and to the EMS agency and its operations. The homework assignment should be at least two pages. Your assignment should contain at least three academically credible sources, at least one of which is from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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Unit III Essay

Take a look at your current EMS organization or a previous organization you worked for. Your EMS chief has asked you to develop a proposal. The proposal will identify current planning areas where the agency could expand its operations in either increasing revenue or increasing community outreach in the next five years. Your essay needs to highlight the planning for both immediate and future needs to increase services to the community. It should be at least two double-spaced pages (500 words). You should have at least three academically credible sources with at least one of these being drawn from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit IV Research Paper Topic

With this assignment, you will begin working on your research paper, which will be due in Unit VIII. The topics listed below are tied to current issues impacting EMS systems related to planning and development. Select one of the topics, and prepare a well-organized and thoughtful summary for your research paper.

Develop a nonemergency transport service. EMS 3302, EMS Planning and Development 2

Improve a nonemergency service.

Develop a marketing plan for your agency.

Develop a social media policy for your EMS agency.

Develop methods to involve the community in emergency preparedness.

Develop and implement a mobile integrated health division.

Develop and implement a community paramedic program.

Note: If you have a different topic—or a combination of topics—that you would like to research, submit your topic proposal to your instructor, and have it approved before writing your summary.

Your summary should be 300-500 words in length. The final research paper that you will submit in Unit VIII must reference your textbook and four additional sources. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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Unit V Homework Assignment

As the manager of a county EMS agency, your entire board of directors (3) are newly appointed due to recent problems. None of the board members have any EMS or public service background. They have asked you to prepare a comprehensive list of the legal requirements (including federal, state, and county laws and regulations) that affect and mandate the EMS operations conducted by the EMS agency. They especially want to know about those key ones that you as the supervisor deal with on a regular basis. Your homework assignment is a paper of at least two pages, double-spaced (about 500 words). Use at least three academically credible sources to develop your points. The paper will inform your board of directors on the specifics of the laws and regulations related to your current EMS model delivery system. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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Unit VI PowerPoint Presentation

Based on the readings for this unit and the websites listed in the unit lesson, choose one accreditation model to create a seven-slide presentation for your city council on accreditation. You should emphasize the key aspects of accreditation. Each slide should address a single concept and follow a logical, organized progression. You may also use the slide notes function to explain slide contents as necessary.

The PowerPoint presentation will need to be a minimum of seven slides, not counting the title and reference slides. In addition, a minimum of two reputable sources must be used, only one of which can be an assigned or provided textbook or source.Inappropriate resources, or failure to use resources that are available in CSU’s Online Library, can lead to deductions. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style. CSU librarians can help you with your research for this assignment. Click here for a PowerPoint tutorial that can be found online if you need guidance for creating effective PowerPoint presentations.

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Unit VII Homework Assignment

Develop a business model for an EMS system looking at current mobile integrated health (MIH) programs (ideally in your state).Review the financial aspects of an MIH program, and determine the revenue and expenses associated with these programs. Your homework assignment should be at least two pages, double-spaced (500 words). All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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Unit VIII Research Paper

Please use the topic you selected in Unit IV, and prepare a well-organized and thoughtful four- to five-page research paper on strategic planning that expands on what you learned during this course. Be sure to consider the following in your essay:

The introduction should engage the reader in the topic and clearly present a summary of the main points.

Discuss current issues impacting EMS systems related to planning and development.

Examine relationships between public and private EMS.

The discussion should be appropriate and should provide evidence of critical thinking tied to strategic planning in regard to EMS.

The organization should be clear and present logically arranged points.

Please use at least five academically credible sources, three of which must be from the CSU Online Library. One of these may also be the course textbook. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style.

Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.

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