NAEMSP Statement on Thousand Oaks Shooting and Wildfires

November 12, 2018

“Our hearts go out both to those affected by the tragic shooting in Thousand Oaks and to the Californians affected by the unimaginable fires. First responders in the public safety and medical communities regularly risk their lives in response to horrific situations such as these, and we applaud all of their efforts. We remain committed to helping EMS physicians across the country deploy evidence-based lifesaving interventions.”

—Dr. Brent Myers, President, National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)

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NHTSA National Scope of Practice Model

November 8, 2018

Click here for a Vimeo presentation describing the process and changes in the National Scope of Practice Model.

NHTSA has advised us the 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model has been approved and will be posted the week of Nov. 12, but we're pleased to be able to share this now with our members.


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FAEMS - Class of 2018

November 6, 2018

We are pleased to announce the Class of 2018, Fellows of the Academy of EMS.
Click here for the press release.
Click here for more information.

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Renew Your NAEMSP Membership Today!

October 24, 2018

NAEMSP members were emailed membership renewal inforamtion on Thursday, Oct. 18.  Please be sure to renew before the end of the year to avoid an interruption in service.  Additionally, auto-renewal is now available.  Opt in when you renew your membership for 2019, and next year, for 2020, you will receive an email letting you know when your dues will be charged to your payment of record.  You will no longer have to remember to do so.
Sign up today and let us know should you have any questions about auto-renewal.

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2019 Annual Meeting Preconference Workshops

September 17, 2018

Need more information on the preconferences scheduled for January?

Click here for more information on the three-day Medical Directors Course.
Click here for more information on the two-day Quality and Performance Improvement Preconference Workshop.
Click here for more information on the year-long Quality and Performance Improvement Course.
Click here for more information on all other preconferences.

Finally, click here for up-to-the-minute information on 2019 NAEMSP's Annual Meeting and to register today.

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AMR Foundation Scholarship to 2019 NAEMSP Annual Meeting

Application process now open through Nov. 15.

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2019 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

2019 Annual Meeting Registration now open.

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NAEMSP President Responds to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

October 29, 2018

“The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) joins the nation in mourning the lives lost in the recent synagogue shooting, and in our support for the victims’ families and the Pittsburgh community in the wake of this terrible attack. . . 

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Fentanyl: The Real Deal

August 30, 2018

Click here for CDC's video release of Fentanyl, The Real Deal.

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Global EMS Community Looks to NAEMSP for Medical Director Training

October 10, 2018

NAEMSP has been invited to provide international medical director training at DevelopingEM 2018. EMS medical directors from across the United States will teach the NAEMSP International Medical Directors Overview Course on December 2, 2018. The one-day pre-conference workshop will focus on enhancing physicians’ expertise in real-world EMS issues.

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Emergency Medicine Organizations Collaborate on Spinal Motion Restriction Guidelines

September 19, 2018

The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) is proud to announce the publication of a joint position statement on spinal motion restriction developed in collaboration with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Published online in Prehospital Emergency Care, “Spinal Motion Restriction in the Trauma Patient – A Joint Position Statement” offers guidelines for using spinal motion restriction in trauma victims.

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NAEMSP Position Paper - Defining Quality in EMS

It is necessary to define quality in emergency medical services (EMS) and create a common foundation and resource for leaders who work to improve the quality of EMS care. This includes EMS medical directors, quality researchers, EMS educators, those drafting quality metrics, electronic healthcare record (EHR) vendors, EMS stakeholder groups, and regulatory and federal entities working in the EMS quality space (e.g., NHTSA OEMS, HRSA, EIIC, AHRQ, NQF).

Click here to read the full paper

NAEMSP President Part of Fentanyl Safety Panel Discussion in Washington D.C.

A panel comprised of first responders, including Dr. Brent Myers, president of NAEMSP, gathered in Washington D.C. on Thursday, August 30, to discuss a recently released fentanyl safety video. The panel discussed the importance of such evidence-based resources designed to help ensure the overall safety of the first responder community.

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Spinal Motion Restriction in the Trauma Patient – A Joint Position Statement

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) have previously offered varied guidance on the role of backboards and spinal immobilization in out-of-hospital situations. This updated consensus statement on spinal motion restriction in the trauma patient represents the collective positions of the ACS-COT, ACEP and NAEMSP. Read more.

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NAEMSP Applauds Formation of FDA Drug Shortage Task Force

July 12, 2018

NAEMSP applauds the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) formation of a Drug Shortages Task Force, which was created at the urging of Congress, NAEMSP and other medical groups representing physicians and medical professionals throughout the U.S.

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NAEMSP Addresses Drug Shortage Issues Amidst Legislative Action Around the Opioid Epidemic

July 9, 2018

Following meetings with Holland & Knight staff on behalf of NAEMSP, as well as other public health groups engaged on drug shortage issues, the sponsors of the Opioid Quota Reform Act (S. 2535) inserted important language into the bill that would give the Attorney General the authority to specifically consider drug shortages when modifying production quotas so as not to adversely affect providers’ access to these important drugs.

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Special Operations Medical Association

July 20, 2018

Click here for the 2019 SOMSA Call for Proposals. NEW THIS YEAR - The Call for Proposals now requests submissions for both Research Abstracts and main Assembly presentations, including Labs. Submission deadline is Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at midnight Pacific time.

Read the Call for Proposals here.

3CPR Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Travel Stipend

The Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Travel Stipends encourage and support the efforts of EMS chiefs, educators and other non-physician EMS leadership and encourage them to participate in Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) and AHA activities at Scientific Sessions.

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STOP THE BLEED Toolkit - A Toolkit for Medical Directors

Started October 2015 by the Department of Homeland Security and with the cumulative effort of multiple organizations, the Stop the Bleed campaign seeks to improve public education in hemorrhage control, particularly in terrorism-related mass casualty events.

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