NAEMSP is again proud to be a sponsor of NAEMT's EMS on the Hill Day Tuesday, April 25. NAEMT is also hosting EMS 3.0 Transformational Summit on Monday, April 24.
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EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (E.V.E.N.T.) is a tool designed to improve the safety, quality and consistent delivery of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). It collects data submitted anonymously by EMS practitioners. The data collected will be used to develop policies, procedures and training programs to improve the safe delivery of EMS. A similar system used by airline pilots has led to important airline system improvements based upon pilot reported "near miss" situations and errors.
Any individual who encounters or recognizes a situation in which an EMS safety event occurred, or could have occurred, is strongly encouraged to submit a report by completing the appropriate E.V.E.N.T. Notification Tool. The confidentiality and anonymity of this reporting tool is designed to encourage EMS practitioners to readily report EMS safety events without fear of repercussion.
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To help improve health outcomes of patients who require emergency care, the National Institutes of Health has created a new Office of Emergency Care Research (OECR). The office is a focal point for basic, clinical and translational emergency care research and training across NIH.
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Movement of the Model Uniform Core Criteria continues as FICEMS continues to deliberate on the process and will likely take another six months before information on their decisions become public. In the mean time I wanted to make you aware that the National Disaster Life Support Foundation has decided to offer a free SALT training video which for $5 can also be viewed for CME credit. The URL is http://www.salttriage.org .
We are pleased to help the American Academy of Neurology expose its recently launched campaign for its new guideline publication, “Update: Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Sports."
The application period is open for the NAEMSP/Physio-Control Fellowship opportunity through October 1, with the fellowship beginning July 1, 2017.
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We are pleased that the second edition to NAEMSP's textbook set is now available.
NAEMSP members receive a 20% discount.
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The deadline for all application submissions to the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) is extended from July 7, 2013, to August 4, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. The Office of the Secretary is accepting application submissions from qualified individuals who wish to be considered for membership on the NBSB; six members have membership expiration dates of December 31, 2013, therefore, six new voting members will be selected for the Board.
Nominees are being accepted in the following categories: Industry, Academia, Healthcare Consumer Organizations, and Organizations Representing Other Appropriate Stakeholders.
Please visit the NBSB Web site at www.phe.gov/nbsb<http://www.phe.gov/nbsb> for all application submission information and instructions. All members of the public are encouraged to apply.
More information can be found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-05/html/2013-16178.htm.
Click here for more information on the Feb. 5-8, 2014, conference to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
JEMS is pleased to have Alexander Garza, MD, MPH as its opening Keynote speaker and Steve Berry, NREMT-P as its closing Keynote speaker. Two sessions of the event will feature highlights from the 2014 NAEMSP® Annual Conference and the best of research presented at the 2014 NAEMSP® Annual Conference.
Early bird registration ends December 16.
NAEMT announces the its new ENGAGE! online legislative services site.
Registration is now open for the 2015 EMS Subspecialty Certification Review Courses (CRC).
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Registration for the Atlanta CRC has closed.
Boston - Oct. 23-25 - Registration available through ACEP.
The Food and Drug Administration released a proposed rule requiring all makers of certain medically important prescription drugs to notify FDA of permanent discontinuances or temporary interruptions in manufacturing that are likely to disrupt their supply, as required by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012. The rule also would extend the early notification requirement to medically important biologic products. In addition, FDA today sent Congress a strategic plan for strengthening the agency’s ability to respond to imminent or existing drug shortages and for developing longer-term approaches to address the underlying causes of production disruption, also required by the FDASIA. The agency will accept comments on the provisions of the proposed rule until January 3, 2014.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is announcing the completion and release of the National EMS Culture of Safety Strategy Document. The National EMS Culture of Safety Strategy initiative was part of a 36-month cooperative agreement between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), EMS for Children (EMSC) Program, and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The project stemmed from a recommendation from NEMSAC, a group created to provide guidance to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the NHTSA Office of EMS. The primary objective of the project was to identify the safety issues facing the industry, and develop a strategy for a new culture of safety within EMS.
The National Association of EMS Physicians® (NAEMSP®) and Physio-Control, the world leader in emergency medical response technologies, today announced Ryan Gerecht, MD, CMTE as the winner of the NAEMSP® / Physio-Control EMS Medicine Medical Director Fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to train individuals for a career as a clinically focused EMS medical director who is board-certified in EMS medicine, to expand the commitment of academic institutions to EMS medicine as a subspecialty and to graduate a fellow with a passion for EMS leadership on a national level.
Join us in congratulating Dr. Gerecht!
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Click here for 2017 Annual Meeting registration information, including its schedule. Pre-registration is now closed, however you can print the hard-copy registration form and bring it with you (including payment) to New Orleans to register onsite. We're looking forward to seeing you in New Orleans in January.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United States.
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The 2015 Call for Abstracts is now available.
Click here to submit your abstract (new submission site; requires new login/username set-up).
We look forward to your joining us in New Orleans! January 22-24, 2015 Hyatt Regency New OrleansNew Orleans, Louisiana Click here for information on the 2015 Annual Meeting
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Don't put it off; submit an article TODAY!
NAEMSP is always seeking articles for the next issue of NAEMSP® News. Please e-mail Joe DeLucia, editor, with articles by the following established deadlines for 2015:
May 2015 Issue - 4/16August 2015 Issue - 7/24December 2015 Issue - 10/23
Any submission is appreciated, preferably about 400 words. Anything related to EMS: book reviews, interesting cases, updates and news.
Thanks,Joe DeLucia, DO, FACEP
NAEMSP® Newsletter Editor
NAEMSP is pleased to announce the availability of its online store. Click here to visit the Products page of the website to review available products, and click the link at the top of the page to make your purchase online.
The Members Only area of the website is now up, yet a couple of features may not yet be fully functional until later this week. We thank you for your patience as we continue to finalize the system upgrade.
Potential Exhibitors and Attendees - Please see the important note on the Annual Meeting page and Exhibitor and Sponsor page regarding hotel reservations in New Orleans.
We are pleased to open the 2015 Call for Abstracts for Innovations in EMS Fellow Education.
NAEMSP is excited to bring you its next installment of our PEC Podcast Series!
Detailed EMS Checklist for Ebola Preparedness
Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States
Open Letter to all US Healthcare Professionals - Department of Health and Human Services
Please click here to participate in a quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Ebola_NAEMSP
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 pm EDT
We would like to direct your attention to a new NAEMSP Community we've set up for Ebola-related discussion. As a reminder, NAEMSP Communities is only available to members and you must log in to the members only area to access them under the "Discussions" menu heading.