COVID-19: NAEMSP Resources

As more cases of COVID-19 are reported in the U.S., the amount of guidance material being released can become daunting. The media isn’t necessarily helping either as the hype simply adds to the confusion, fear and unnecessary panic. As EMS professionals, we are trained to deal with infectious diseases, and we encourage you to refer to the CDC, WHO, NHTSA and your local and state regulatory institutions for the latest information on coronavirus. For your ease of reference, NAEMSP has curated resources on our website to quickly link you to helpful information including EMS-specific information that may help you generate your own local protocols for issues such as alternative response configurations. Be sure to check back frequently for updates. 

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Advocacy Efforts

Lawmakers can only make educated decisions when those in the field provide them appropriate information to do so.

Click here for a message from Holland & Knight, our partners in this endeavor.
Click here to visit NAEMSP's Advocacy page.
Click here for NAEMSP's COVID-19 Resources.

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2020 FAEMS Application Process Open

The application period is now open through August 15. Physician, Professional and now International members can apply.  Click here for more information.

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Call for Awards Nominations

Click here to nominate someone today for the following awards presented at the annual meeting:

  • Ronald D. Stewart Award
  • Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award
  • Friends of EMS Award
Submission deadline is Oct. 1.

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CMS Selects ET3 Applicants

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday the selection of 205 applicants to participate in the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model. The list will be shared publicly in the spring.  “We are eager to see the ET3 Model in action,” said NAEMSP President David K. Tan, MD, EMT-T, FAAEM, FAEMS. “We applaud efforts to provide Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries the most appropriate emergency services at the right time and place following a 911 call.” The CMS also announced plans to issue a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for up to 40 two-year cooperative agreements, available to state and local governments, or their designees that operate or have authority over a Primary or Secondary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) that receives 911 calls in geographic regions where ambulance suppliers and providers are participating. Learn more.

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2020 EMS Medicine Medical Director Fellowship Recipient Announced

January 3, 2020

(NAEMSP®) and Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, are thrilled to announce Seth Kelly, MD, as the recipient of the NAEMSP/Stryker EMS Medicine Medical Director Fellowship. Dr. Kelly is currently finishing his residency training at the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency Program. In 2020, he will complete his EMS Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine.

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2021 Annual Meeting Registration Opens in September

Save the date for the 2021 NAEMSP Annual Meeting.  Registration opens in September.  Click here for more information.

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ABEM Releases 2020 Reading List

Please click here for the LLSA Reading Lists, including the new release for 2020.

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Medical Direction Overview Course-Seeking Your Input

Should you need a distraction from COVID-19, NAEMSP is creating a new, from the ground up one-day EMS Medical Director Overview Course to provide a high-quality introduction for the adult learner to this specialty, replacing the current one day NAEMSP Overview Course. 

The new course will provide a baseline knowledge for new directors as well serving as a refresher for personal growth for established medical directors thereby meeting the needs these practitioners as well as that of many state offices.  

The course being developed:

  • may be presented in an in-person setting, or as an online offering; 
  • will be highly interactive;
  • will specifically avoid extensive lectures;
  • will require audience participation, and
  • will require some minimal pre-course work.
NAEMSP is seeking input from EMS Medical Directors and state EMS officials on the most desirable content that will be included in this focused introduction to our specialty. 

Please take the time to provide feedback on the questions in this survey to help us shape the core content to shape the core content to best meet the educational goals.
We appreciate your response no later than April 1, 2020.

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Learning Center Now Available

May 16, 2019

The NAEMSP Education Committee is proud to release NAEMSP's Learning Management System (LMS).

Need free Physician AMA Category 1 CME? There are three bundles from which to choose.

  1. Airway and Ventilation
  2. System-Based Practice
  3. Cardiac
Members can access the Learning Center (aka LMS) via the direct link that was provided in the May 16, 2019 announcement or from the home page of the website, under the Career Development.
Click here for more information on the LMS.

We hope our members find this new benefit valuable.

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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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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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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

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