National Association of EMS Physicians

News and Announcements

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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NAEMSP/GMR Foundation Emergency Medical Services Fellowship Research Grant Call for Applications

Together with our friends from GMR Foundation, NAEMSP launches its Call for Applications for the 2022 EMS Fellowship Research Grant. 

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, June 15

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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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