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​NAEMSP® member, Scott Goldstein, DO, FACEP, brought to our attention a Smart phone application that may be of use to some of our members.  There are a variety of EMS-related applications available.

Click here​ for more information.​


We are pleased to announce a fellowship opportunity as NAEMSP®​ partners with Physio-Control.  Click here​ for more information.​​​​


This is a reminder of the availability of the four-volume set of NAEMSP textbooks that will help physicians prepare for EMS subspecialty certification testing.

Click here​ to order your set today.​​


NAEMSP and Physio-Control are pleased to open up the application process for a Fellowship.  Please click here for the full instructions, noting that only online applications will be accepted.​


Please submit articles to Editor Joe DeLucia at by the following dates:

August 2014 Issue - 7/25
December 2014 Issue - 10/24


We are pleased to open up nominations for the 2015 Fellowship Recognition Award to be presented at the 2015 NAEMSP Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.  Click here for more information and to nominate someone today.  Deadline for nominations is October 1, 2014.​


We are pleased to open up nominations for awards​ to be presented at the 2015 NAEMSP Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.  Click here for more information and to nominate someone today.  Deadline for nominations is October 1, 2014.


Special Operations Medical Association will be conducting its 2014 Scientific Assembly at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, December 8-11.

Click here for more information on this event.
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​WEBINAR:  Medication Shortages: Why They Happen and What to Do
Urgent Matters is teaming up with national experts to help you understand and prepare your organization for medication shortages. Register now to learn more about why medication shortages occur, their impact, and what you can do to mitigate the dangers for your patients. Featuring: Maryann E. Mazer-Amirshahi, PharmD, MD, MPH, Eric Lavonas, MD, and Michael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD, FASHP.

Date: Tuesday, July 15
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
The webinar is FREE and participants will receive 1 hours of CME credits for attending.
Click here to register.
For more information about Urgent Matters visit or e-mail us at
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The George Washington University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The George Washington University Medical Center takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
The George Washington University Medical Center designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim credit that commensurates with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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On behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I am pleased to announce the release of a new CDC Blast Injury mobile application to assist in the response and clinical management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombings and other mass casualty explosive events. This application provides clear, concise, up-to-date medical and healthcare systems information to assist healthcare providers and public health professionals in the preparation, response, and management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombing events and other mass casualty explosive events.

Thank you to each of you for your contribution to this effort.  
Download the mobile application for free today from the iTunes store:
For more information, please visit:
Blast Injury Mobile App page
Information for Health Professionals
Mass Casualties homepage
EPR “What’s New” page
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REGISTER NOW: Tourniquets and Hemostatic Dressings: The New Evidence-based Guideline

Second EMS Focus Webinar is August 5 at 2 P.M.

Tourniquets and Hemostatic Dressings: The New Evidence-based Guideline, the next webinar in EMS FOCUS: A Collaborative Federal Webinar Series, will take place on Tuesday, August 5, at 2 p.m. Eastern. This free webinar will provide a unique opportunity for you to learn about the new evidence-based guidelines for prehospital hemorrhage and to see how the guideline has been implemented in a local EMS system.
National experts in emergency medicine and trauma care will join the Office of EMS to discuss the lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan and how prehospital tourniquet application is saving lives of our warfighters overseas. The panel will address the guideline development process using external hemorrhage control as a model and will discuss suggestions for guideline implementation.
Download the tourniquet and hemostatic dressing guideline here to learn more about the guideline and to prepare your questions for the webinar panel.
"EMS leaders can advance their systems by using evidence-based guidelines, such as the guideline for external hemorrhage control, to make sure that their treatment protocols are based on sound research and data," said Drew Dawson, Director of NHTSA'S Office of EMS. "This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how to save lives in the prehospital setting by using tourniquets and hemostatic dressings and will give participants the chance to discuss these guidelines with the physicians who developed them and agencies who have already put the guidelines to use."
Attendees will be encouraged to participate in an open question-and-answer session, with the webinar and Q&A lasting approximately one hour. Every other month, the EMS FOCUS webinar series will provide a venue to discuss critical initiatives, issues, and challenges for EMS stakeholders nationwide.
Register for the webinar today. Please pass this e-mail along to your members, constituents, and any other interested members of the EMS community.
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NHTSA has released "A Joint Theater Trauma System & Joint Trauma System Review of Pre-Hospital Trauma Care in Combined Joint Operating Area – Afghanistan (CJOA-A)"

Click here to read the full report.

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CDC Twitter Chat: What U.S. Healthcare Facilities Need to Know to Prepare for Ebola Virus Disease

The recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa has increased the need for U.S. healthcare facilities to be prepared to handle potential patients with Ebola virus disease.  Additionally, two American citizens with Ebola virus disease have been medically evacuated to the United States to receive care in a U.S. hospital.  During this Twitter chat, CDC will answer clinicians’ questions on what steps U.S. healthcare facilities can take to prepare for the possibility of caring for a patient with Ebola virus disease.

Date: Friday, August 8, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Tweet with: CDC Ebola Response Experts
How to Participate: Follow @CDCgov on Twitter and use hashtag #CDCchat
For more information visit:

Click here to read more from CDC-COCA.

Perfect for: Paramedics, EMTs, Physicians, Nurses, Guides, Ski Patrollers and Outdoor Leaders.  

Where: Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora. 

To Register: Click the link below, or visit WWW.UCHEALTH.ORG/EMS. Register by September 5th for early bird registration fees. Discount codes are available on the website. Physician = $225. PA/EMS/RN or other = $75. Student = $55.

Bonus: Medical professionals can earn an additional optional certification in Advanced Wilderness Life Support {AWLS}, September 19-20, 2014. CMEs and continuing education credits available. SEPTEMBER 19th CONFERENCE COST INCLUDED with AWLS! Physician = $695, all other medical professionals and students = $495.

Approved for 6.75 hours of AMA PRA-1 CME credits through the Wilderness Medical Society.

Click here for more information and to register.


Henry E. Wang, MD, MS, Professor and Vice Chair for Research of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, received grant award UH2-HL125163 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for the study “Pragmatic Trial of Airway Management in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.” In collaboration with the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium and the University of Washington Clinical Trials Center, the five-year effort will compare the effect of paramedic intubation and supraglottic airway insertion upon outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Congratuations, Dr. Wang!


Click here to review another Open Letter to All U.S. Healthcare Professionals, released on Nov. 12, 2014, regarding Key Messages About Ebola.


Click here to review an Open Letter to All U.S. Healthcare Professionals from Dr. Nicole Lurie, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, regarding the current Ebola situation.

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