KANSAS BOARD OF EMS 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance Documents
  • KBEMS Guidance - 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) - EMS 101
  • KBEMS Guidance - 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Service Personnel
  • KBEMS Guidance - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ambulance Cleaning
  • KBEMS Guidance - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ambulance Staffing
  • KBEMS Guidance - Governor Kelly's Executive Order 20-19 - Occupational Licensing, Permits, and Certificates
  • KBEMS Guidance - 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Mitigation of Staffing Shortages

    Other COVID-19 Resources
  • Governor addresses workers compensation for frontline responders

  • KDHE COVID-19 Updates

  • KDHE COVID-19 Resource Center/Map

  • CDC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

  • KEMSIS Reporting Tool (How to Report COVID-19 in your patient care report) is currently being developed

    Healthcare Resilience
  • SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline Call: 1-800-985-5990 or Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746 The The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, free "emotional support" line for individuals experiencing, or serving as a first responder, to natural or human-caused disasters, including infectious disease outbreaks. While this is a national hotline, calls are managed by local centers. These centers have specialized training and certification for providing such services. The primary purpose of the Helpline is to provide emotional support to callers, but centers are also equipped to provide additional resources. More information can be located on the Disaster Distress Helpline website, SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline.

  • Information from the Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force - a combination of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR): This document (link) provides information on Managing Patient and Family Distress in the EMS setting. Intended to provide care instructions for the psychological challenges associated with real or perceived exposure to COVID-19. This document includes practices for therapeutic communication between the EMS provider, their patient and the patient's family to ensure that every aspect of the patient's well-being is being managed by EMS.

  • This document (link) provides information on a Strategy to Mitigate EMS Absenteeism. This document provides strategies and techniques to maximize EMS capabilities and service to the public, and to hopefully mimiimizee EMS Workforce Absenteeism. These practices and policies would allow for the greatest benefit to the public, while using the resources that are currently available.

      If you have other specific questions regarding EMS and COVID-19, please review the CDC guidance https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-for-ems.html or feel free to reach out to us.