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NAEMSP/Stryker Fellowship

The application window is now open through Nov. 30 for the NAEMSP/Stryker EMS Fellowship.
Click here for more information.  

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2021 Board Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2021 NAEMPS Board of Directors election.  Congratulations to the following:

President Elect - Jose G. Cabanas
Secretary/Treasurer - Sabina Braithwaite
Physician Member-At-Large - Sophia Dyer
Physician Member-At-Large - John M. Gallagher
Physician Member-At-Large - Toni Gross

These new members of the Board will assume their positions at the conclusion of our conference in January, 2021 and will hold these positions for a two-year term.

We had a great slate of candidates this year and appreciate all who ran for office. Thank you to all who voted - we had a voter turnout of 49.6% which is the largest percentage to date.

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Grants and Scholarship Opportunities

Click here for recently posted opportunities:

  • NAEMSP/AMR Research Grant - application deadline Sunday, Nov. 15
  • EMF/LifeFlow Resuscitation Research Grant - application deadline Friday, Nov. 20
  • Women in EMS Committee Membership Scholarship - application deadline Tuesday, Dec. 1

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Position Statement on Agitated Patients

NAEMSP has released a position statement - Clinical Care and Restraint of Agitated or Combative Patients by EMS Practitioners - as a joint position, which replaces the previous NAEMSP positions on patient restraint from 2002, which was updated in 2017.
The NAEMSP, NASEMSO, NEMSMA, NAEMT and APA recognize that emergency medical services (EMS) personnel frequently care for agitated, combative, or violent patients, who require clinical treatment and transportation. These situations are often complicated by alcohol use, substance use, or mental health illness. When clinical monitoring and treatment are indicated, these become health care issues.
Click here for the full Position Statement.

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AMR Foundation/NAEMSP Grant Opportunity

The AMR Foundation for Research and Education and NAEMSP are partnering to award a one-time grant funding opportunity of up to $5,000 each for up to two recipients. Deadline to apply:  Nov. 15.

Click here for grant application.


FAEMS - Class of 2020

We are pleased to announce the Class of 2020, Fellows of the Academy of EMS.
Click here for the press release.
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2020 EMS Fellow Match Day

The NAEMSP Council of EMS Fellowship Directors (CEMSFD) is pleased to remind you that Nov. 18 is the 2020 Match Day.
Click here for the list of ACGME-accredited fellowship programs.

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Prehospital Research Grant Recipient Announced

October 15, 2020

NAEMSP and the Emergency Medicine Foundation are excited to announce Dr. Rebecca Cash as the recipient of a grant for prehospital research. The grant comes from a partnership between the two organizations that began last year and will continue to fund important research in the prehospital sector for the second year in a row.

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ABEM Releases 2022 Reading List

Click here for the 2022 LLSA Reading List.

ABEM is soliciting articles for the 2023 LLSA test. Article submissions may come from any content area of the EM Model. To be considered for inclusion in the 2023 LLSA test, recommendations must be received by April 1, 2021.

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DEA Ruling-Protecting Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017

NAEMSP won a hard fought victory for our membership in 2016 (2017), by lobbying for and achieving passage of the "Protecting Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017", a bill that addressed significant hazards for EMS practice and controlled substances. The much-anticipated DEA rules package for the application of the Bill have finally been published in the federal register for public comment that ends on 12/4/20.  We encourage our members and their respective agency leadership to visit the document and submit concerns prior to the Dec. 4.

Click here for the full announcement.

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NAEMSP 2021 Annual Meeting Going Virtual

The Board of Directors has reviewed the results of our recent membership survey and, with a heavy heart, realized the need to cancel our in-person conference scheduled for January in Austin. The good news, however, is that we will move forward with a virtual conference over the same dates, January 11-16, 2021. More details soon to follow. NAEMSP staff has already managed dozens of clients who have made the switch to a virtual conference, and they are bringing all that experience to bear to manage our transition this coming year.

Read more from NAEMSP President David Tan


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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