NAEMSP® News

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 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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NAEMSP/Physio-Control Fellowship

Accepting applications through Oct. 1.

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2019 Awards - Nominate Today!

September 18, 2018

Click here for more information and to nominate someone for one of NAEMSP's annual awards by Oct. 1.

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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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2019 EMS Fellow Match Dates

July 20, 2018

The NAEMSP Council of EMS Fellowship Directors (CEMSFD) is pleased to present the 2018 Match Dates:

  • ​Aug. 22, 2018 - Match Opens
  • Sept. 26, 2018 - Rank Order List Entry Opens
  • Oct. 17, 2018 - Quota Change Deadline
  • Oct. 31, 2018 - Rank Order List Certification Deadline
  • Nov. 14, 2018 - Match Day

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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).

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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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