Blast Injuries: Essential Facts
Blast Lung Injury: What Clinicians Need to Know
Blast Lung Injury: An Overview for Prehospital Care Providers
Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care
In a Moment’s Notice: Surge Capacity in Terrorist Bombings
After a Bombing: Health and Safety Information for the General Public
Emergency Medical Service Dispatch Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Prearrival Instructions to Improve Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Lerner EB, Rea TD, Bobrow BJ, Acker JE 3rd, Berg RA, Brooks SC, Cone DC, Gay M, Gent LM, Mears G, Nadkarni VM, O’Connor RE, Potts J, Sayre MR, Swor RA, Travers AH; on behalf of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation. Emergency medical service dispatch cardiopulmonary resuscitation prearrival instructions to improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012: published online before print January 9, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823ee5fc.
Coping with Stress
Culture of Safety
Click here for the National EMS Culture of Safety Strategy Document, released 10/3/2013.
Drug Shortages - Pharmaceutical Backorder Reports
ED Crowding Metrics
EMS Agenda for the Future
EMS Agenda for the Future
EMS Research Agenda
Fireplace Safety Tips
The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) requested we add to our website their frequently asked questions with regard to fireplace safety. Particularly, parents of young children need to take special precautions to protect against burns from glass-fronted fireplace inserts and stoves.
Health Information Exchange
Fact Sheet: Emergency Medical Services & Health Information Exchange: What do you need to know?
Health Information Exchange & Emergency Medical Services
EMS Makes a Difference: Improved Clinical Outcomes and Downstream Healthcare Savings – A Position Statement of the National EMS Advisory Council
Code of Federal Code of Federal Regulations HIPAA release of information section
HIPAA Fact Sheet
HPAI - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Interagency Board's (IAB) published (April 2016) paper entitled TrainingTrigger: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that discusses the potential devastating economic impacts avian influenza could cause in the U.S. as well as activities first responder organizations can take to prepare for such an event.
IAB is a voluntary collaborative panel of emergency preparedness and response practitioners, representing all levels of government as well as operational, technical, and support organizations. The IAB provides a structured forum for the exchange of ideas to improve the Nation's ability to prepare for and respond safely to emergencies, disasters, and other critical incidents.
Mass Casualty Events
Preparing for a Mass Casualty Event
National EMS Core Content
The National Association of EMS Physicians led a workgroup as part of the CDC sponsored Terrorism Injuries: Information Dissemination and Exchange project to develop a national guideline for mass casualty triage. The result of this effort is the Model Uniform Core Criteria a list of essential elements for a mass casualty triage system.
Model Uniform Core Criteria position paper
Model Uniform Core Criteria background paper
They also developed the SALT Triage mass casualty triage scheme. SALT Triage meets the guidelines of the Model Uniform Core Criteria and is freely available.
SALT position paper
SALT background paper
SALT Training Video
Click here to view a SALT training video provided by the National Disaster Life Support Foundation. For $5, it can be viewed for CME credit.
Next Generation 9-1-1
Position Papers - National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA)
Educational Preparation for EMS Leaders
Definition of EMS
Trauma Care Resources
As part of a research grant, University of Pennsylvania has developed a website, www.traumamaps.org, that shows access to trauma centers nationwide, with the intent of allowing medical professionals, government officials, and the public to become more aware of where trauma care resources are located, as well as identify areas that could be targeted for additional resources.
EMSC Support Letter template - "Wakefield Act"