COVID-19 Resources

Important News | Sample Protocols | Open Access Resource
WellnessQuick Links

Sample Protocols

Note: In this highly dynamic and fluid situation, protocols may be revised as new information and guidelines become available. While we will do our best to keep samples updated, it is advisable to double check with the primary authority for the latest versions.  Click a topic below for sample protocols.

Important News

NAEMSP Town Halls

Hear from your peers about critical topics arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Access upcoming Town Hall registration and past Town Hall recordings here.

AAEMS WEBINAR: Lessons from the Field: Asian Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Response to COVID-19

View the webinar.  
If you would like a copy of the speakers' slides, you can download them here.  (download link expires on Fri, 26 Jun 2020).

VIDEO: The new pandemic threat: People may die because they’re not calling 911

A new video from the American Heart Association: if you or a loved one experiences heart attack or stroke symptoms, call 911 immediately. It's your best chance of surviving or saving a life.

NAEMSP NY Chapter Statement on Crisis Standards of Care for Cardiac Arrest During the COVID-19 Pandemic 4/9/20

Read the statement.

Marriott Community Caregiver Rate

Marriott International have established a “Community Caregiver Rate” and expedited booking process for healthcare and relief professionals and those supporting them, offering a place to stay in close proximity to hospitals and government buildings as they aid in COVID-19 response efforts. This rate will be available from March 26, 2020 through June 30, 2020 at participating hotels. Learn more.

NAEMSP Podcast: Lesson's Learned from Seattle, Washington

CDC Updates Interim Guidance for Healthcare Infection Control

CDC EMS guidance is also updated to reflect the use of face masks as an alternative. Respirators are recommended to be reserved for aerosol-generating procedures.

Back to top

Open Access Resource – NEW from PEC!


Caring for Infectious Disease in the Prehospital Setting: A Qualitative Analysis of EMS Providers Experiences and Suggestions for Improvement

Prehospital Emergency Care: Vol 24, No 1
Taylor & Francis

The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes and behaviors of emergency medical technicians and paramedics when faced with the decision to care for patients with suspected Ebola Virus Disease and to illicit suggestions for improvement of infectious disease preparednes


VIDEO: Strategies for EMS to address sleep health / fatigue during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This brief video from the University of Pittsburg Department of Emergency Medicine EMS Shift Work Project is intended to highlight a few evidence-based strategies for improving sleep health and intended for EMS clinicians and other first responders who must work extended shifts, extra shifts, or overtime during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Webinar: Emotional Coping Toolkit for Healthcare Workers

View the webinar.

Quick Links


Centers for Disease Control

EMS World Webinars

Global Medical Response


Update: PPE Challenges: Important Information for the first responder community


North Carolina Office of EMS

Oregon Office of EMS

Seattle/King County EMS Resources

World Health Organization

Back to top

Contact NAEMSP