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It is necessary to define quality in emergency medical services (EMS) and create a common foundation and resource for leaders who work to improve the quality of EMS care. This includes EMS medical directors, quality researchers, EMS educators, those drafting quality metrics, electronic healthcare record (EHR) vendors, EMS stakeholder groups, and regulatory and federal entities working in the EMS quality space (e.g., NHTSA OEMS, HRSA, EIIC, AHRQ, NQF).

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Started October 2015 by the Department of Homeland Security and with the cumulative effort of multiple organizations, the Stop the Bleed campaign seeks to improve public education in hemorrhage control, particularly in terrorism-related mass casualty events.  The basics of hemorrhage control are applicable in a wide variety of instances, however.  From motor vehicle collisions during rush hour, to hunting or camping accidents in the wilderness, laypeople are the key in the initial response to traumatic hemorrhage.  

It is with this in mind that we present to medical directors a resource that can assist in helping educate the public, as well as local government officials, in planning for and responding to severe, exsanguinating hemorrhage.

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The NAEMSP Council of EMS Fellowship Directors (CEMSFD) is pleased to present the 2018 Match Dates:

  • ​Aug. 22, 2018 - Match Opens
  • Sept. 26, 2018 - Rank Order List Entry Opens
  • Oct. 17, 2018 - Quota Change Deadline
  • Oct. 31, 2018 - Rank Order List Certification Deadline
  • Nov. 14, 2018 - Match Day

​The AMR Foundation for Research and Education and NAEMSP are partnering to award a one-time grant funding opportunity of up to $5,000 each for up to two recipients. 

Click here for more information.  Deadline to apply:  Sept. 1.

Who May Apply:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in an ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) Accredited EMS fellowship during the 2018-2019 academic year
  • C​andidates must be current NAEMSP® members at the time of application, and maintain membership throughout grant cycle

Application Deadline: Aug. 26 (5:00 p.m. Central time)

The Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Travel Stipends encourage and support the efforts of EMS chiefs, educators and other non-physician EMS leadership and encourage them to participate in Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) and AHA activities at Scientific Sessions. These stipends provide travel funding to the three-day international forum at Scientific Sessions where resuscitation clinicians and researchers can participate in lively discussion on recent advances related to treating cardiopulmonary arrest and life-threatening traumatic injury. The travel award also provides complimentary Sessions registration for non-physician EMS personnel who have a strong interest in cardiac arrest, CPR and resuscitation care.

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July 9, 2018 

Late last month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would be considering the Opioid Quota Reform Act (S. 2535), which would give the Attorney General new authorities around modifying the production quotas of certain controlled substances. While the diversion of illegal opioids is concerning for a number of reasons, legislation that allows for reducing production quotas of certain controlled substances could have unintended consequences for the EMS community, especially around controlled substances like fentanyl that are frequently used by emergency medicine physicians but are consistently in shortage. NAEMSP has been actively engaged on drug shortages issues in Washington for several years since shortages of essential emergency medications spiked in 2011.

Following meetings with Holland & Knight staff on behalf of NAEMSP, as well as other public health groups engaged on drug shortage issues, the sponsors of S. 2535 inserted important language that would give the Attorney General the authority to specifically consider drug shortages when modifying production quotas so as not to adversely affect providers’ access to these important drugs. 

NAEMSP will continue to engage on drug shortage issues with Congress, the Administration, and other public health stakeholders for the benefit of its members.

NAEMSP's Advocacy Efforts Shed Light on Impact of Nationwide Drug Shortages
​July 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC (July 13, 2018) –  The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) applauds the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) formation of a Drug Shortages Task Force, which was created at the urging of Congress, NAEMSP and other medical groups representing physicians and medical professionals throughout the U.S.

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