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COVID-19 Webinar - Lessons Learned in Asia

Webinar
June 5, 2020 (4-6 p.m. SGT) via Zoom - 4 a.m. Eastern, 3 a.m. Central, 2 a.m. Mountain, 1 a.m. Pacific

Click here to register.

This webinar will provide insights on different challenges faced and strategies employed in containing the COVID-19 outbreak in a range of EMS settings in Asia, as well as provide a platform for discussion of best practices in the evolving pandemic.

https://nus-sg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtcO-srz4pEtAXqF_TcT2xoDyNS2SNbyx9


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 EMS.gov 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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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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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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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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