National Association of EMS Physicians

News and Announcements

Don't Miss Your Chance to Be Counted in the EMS Physician Medical Directors Workforce Assessment Survey

Deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021

NAEMSP is conducting the first national EMS Physician Medical Directors Workforce Assessment in the United States. All physician medical directors for EMS and air medical services, 911/Emergency Medical Dispatch centers, fire services, and law enforcement departments are encouraged to complete this anonymous survey to help create a comprehensive picture of pre-hospital physician medical leadership. To capture as many medical directors as possible, please share this survey link with your local and regional medical directors!

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Member Portal

In order to better serve you, we are excited to announce that NAEMSP has just completed an upgrade to a new association management system and membership database.

In particular, we are excited about the better experience you will have as you renew your membership later this year and register for the conference in January when registration opens next month.

Click here for more information regarding accessing the portal.

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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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2022 Booths Now Available

We are excited to see everyone in person at January's conference in San Diego.  Exhibit booths for the 2022 NAEMSP Annual Meeting are now available.

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New Member Benefit-Educational Resources

NAEMSP's Education Resource portal is a new members-only benefit that enables members to share educational resources and collectively further NAEMSP's educational mission. Use it as a reference to start your own programs or download toolkits and other resources to use directly in training. Members are highly encouraged to submit their own resources for inclusion.

Log in to your profile on the NAEMSP website to submit your suggestions for resources.

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Position Statement Release-Basic Equipment for Ground Ambulances

Recently, the NAEMSP Standards and Clinical Practice Committee released its latest joint position statement, Recommended Essential Equipment for Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Ground Ambulances 2020: A Joint Position Statement.

"The National Association of EMS Physicians along with these coauthoring associations: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center, Emergency Nurses Association, and National Association of State EMS Officials, and as also endorsed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, believe that the delivery of high-quality and effective EMS care is dependent on several factors."

Read the full position statement.

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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Call for Awards Nominations

Click here to nominate someone today for the following awards presented at the 2022 annual meeting:

  • Ronald D. Stewart Award
  • Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award
  • Friends of EMS Award
Submission deadline: Friday, Oct. 1.

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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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