National EMS Culture of Safety Strategy
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.
FDA Proposed Rule Regarding Prescription Drugs
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.
NAEMSP®/ACEP Adds Certification Review Course (CRC) in Tucson
We are pleased to announce the scheduling of another Subspecialty Certification Review Course (CRC) Sunday and Monday, Jan. 19-20, 2014, at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., following the NAEMSP® Annual Meeting, which will be held Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 16-18.
Due to the popularity of the three course offerings in the fall of 2013 and ABEM scheduling another exam date in March, we are pleased to provide this additional opportunity. We hope to see you there!
to download and print the registration form.
2014 EMS On the Hill Day
Mark your calendars:
March 4 - Registration deadline
March 25 - EMS On the Hill briefing
March 26 - EMS On the Hill
The headquarters hotel for this event is:
ENGAGE! Online Legislative Services
NAEMT announces the its new ENGAGE! online legislative services site.
New ENGAGE! Legislative Service helps EMS advocacy efforts, and enables constituents to share EMS challenges with their congressional representatives. Click here
for more information.
ABEM: Updated EMS Certification News
ABEM has opened additional dates for the EMS Certification examination on March 20, 21, and 22, 2014.
If you did not take the examination in October 2013 but you have an approved EMS certification application on file with ABEM, you may take the examination in March.
Click here for the full announcement.
Information about an additional review course prior to this exam will be forthcoming from NAEMSP in the near future.
EMS Today The JEMS Conference and Exposition
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.