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NAEMSP membership expires on December 31! If you haven't renewed your membership, be sure to visit our membership renewal page and complete your renewal before the end of the year.

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Joint Town Hall with NAEMSP, NAEMT and NASEMSO: EMS as an Essential Service

December 8, 2022

Although EMS provides an essential role, only 14 states currently recognize it as an essential service. Is state legislation mandating EMS as an essential service a solution to the frailty of our EMS system? Our panel of EMS experts, including in states that have successfully recognized EMS as an official essential service, will discuss whether this legislation has improved EMS delivery and sustainability in their states.

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Register Now for the NAEMSP 2023 Annual Meeting

Browse the schedule and register now for NAEMSP 2023 in Tampa, Florida! Join us January 23-25 for preconference workshops—including a free one-day Resuscitation Academy for advanced providers—and January 26-28 for regular sessions.

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Contribute to the E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund

NAEMSP member Brooke Lerner, PhD, FAEMS was recently diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. As Dr. Lerner's family, friends, and the EMS community gathered to support her, she expressed the desire to promote the growth of EMS by establishing a research fund for early career researchers. NAEMSP has created the E. Brooke Lerner Research Fund to realize Dr. Lerner's vision and honor her commitment to EMS research and researchers.

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FAEMS - Class of 2022

We are pleased to announce the Class of 2022, Fellows of the Academy of EMS.
Click here for the press release.
Click here for more information.

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NAEMSP Public Comment: NREMT Resolution on Updated Eligibility Criteria for Initial EMS Education

Comprehensive certification processes and active EMS physician oversight are essential to high-quality EMS care. NAEMSP opposes NREMT's Resolution on Updated Eligibility Criteria for Initial EMS Education as written.

Read our public comment.


New from NAEMSP: The Pediatric EMS Podcast

The Pediatric EMS Podcast provides case-based discussion with evidence-based recommendations by content experts in prehospital pediatric medicine to advance the care of children outside the hospital. In their first episode, hosts Dr. Joseph Finney and Dr. Joelle Donofrio-Odmann talk about safely and effectively managing pain in our pediatric patients.

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Supporting the EMS Response in Ukraine

EMS professionals respond to emergencies wherever they occur—including conflict and disaster zones. In support of our members and colleagues working around the clock to provide emergency medical care in Ukraine and the surrounding countries, NAEMSP encourages monetary donations to well-established international organizations such as: 

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Joint Statement on Lights & Siren Vehicle Operations on EMS Responses

February 14, 2022

NAEMSP has had a position statement on the use of lights & siren (L&S) in EMS since 1994, but crashes related to L&S use continue to harm EMS practitioners, our patients, and the public.

The evidence and best practices for EMS use of L&S have progressed since then, and now NAEMSP has joined a broad consortium of 13 other organizations with interests in EMS, quality, and safety to update our previous position statement into a Joint Statement on L&S Vehicle Operations on EMS Responses.

This position statement reviews the principles of L&S use on EMS responses and the responsibilities of EMS medical directors, EMS agency managers, EMS vehicle operators, emergency medical dispatch, and local/state governments."

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Introducing the NAEMSP/PEC Airway Compendium

The January issue of Prehospital Emergency Care includes a publicly available compendium of position statements and resource documents on prehospital airway management.

Access the airway compendium now and get the who, what, why and how in our PEC Podcast series.

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NAEMSP Joins Statement Supporting Vaccine Mandates for EMS Clinicians and Other EMS Providers

Emergency medicine is more than just a ride to the hospital, it is a system of coordinated response and emergency medical care, involving multiple people and agencies. With the current surge in COVID-19 and the highly contagious Delta variant causing a national emergency medical crisis, six of the country’s top associations in the space of emergency medicine services join in the following statement regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
 

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NAEMSP Statement on Prioritizing EMS Professionals’ Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

NAEMSP strongly encourages state and local governments creating COVID-19 vaccination plans to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines which recommend that eligible EMS individuals be included in the highest priority group for COVID-19 vaccination. 

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Register Now for the NAEMSP 2023 Annual Meeting

Browse the schedule and register now for NAEMSP 2023 in Tampa, Florida! Join us January 23-25 for preconference workshops—including a free one-day Resuscitation Academy for advanced providers—and January 26-28 for regular sessions.

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NAEMSP Supports Urgent Action to End the Patient Boarding Crisis

The patient boarding crisis means EMS crews often have extended waits to hand off patients in saturated EDs in order to return to service for their next call. Our system is failing. Read more in this joint letter to the White House from ACEP, NAEMSP and 30+ other medical specialty organizations.

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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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