National Association of State EMS Officials

National Association of State EMS Officials NASEMSO is a leading national organization for EMS, a respected voice for national EMS policy with comprehensive concern and commitment for the development of effective EMS systems.

Its members are the leaders of their state and territorial EMS systems.

Mission: NASEMSO supports its members in developing EMS policy and oversight, as well as in providing vision, leadership and resources in the development and improvement of state, regional and local EMS and emergency care systems.

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11/19/2020
Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report

More than 1M infants, children and adolescents have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to data recently released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association, which are tracking data reported by state health departments. https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association are collaborating to collect and share all publicly available data from states on child COVID-19 cases.

Take Back Day is happening on Saturday, October 24th! This is an opportunity to clean out medicine cabinets and dispose ...
10/22/2020
Take Back Day

Take Back Day is happening on Saturday, October 24th! This is an opportunity to clean out medicine cabinets and dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medications, preventing drug addiction before it starts. Collection sites will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations in order to maintain the safety of all participants and local law enforcement.

For more information on DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and to find a collection site near you, visit www.deatakeback.com

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

10/19/2020
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NEW JOINT POSITION STATEMENT POSTED! Clinical Care and Restraint of Agitated or Combative Patients by
Emergency Medical Services Practitioners shorturl.at/dALU4

Grateful to FirstNet by AT&T for support of EMS responders!!  Excellent presentation today by Ryan Field-Spack during ou...
10/13/2020

Grateful to FirstNet by AT&T for support of EMS responders!! Excellent presentation today by Ryan Field-Spack during our virtual meeting!

DEA has posted proposed rules impacting EMS!! Deadline to comment is December 4, 2020. https://www.federalregister.gov/d...
10/06/2020
Registering Emergency Medical Services Agencies Under the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017

DEA has posted proposed rules impacting EMS!! Deadline to comment is December 4, 2020. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/10/05/2020-21675/registering-emergency-medical-services-agencies-under-the-protecting-patient-access-to-emergency

The ``Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017,'' (hereafter the ``Act'') which became law on November 17, 2017, amended the Controlled Substances Act to allow for a new registration category for emergency medical services agencies that handle controlled substances. It also...

Congratulations to our friend and colleague, Dr. Douglas Kupas, recipient of 2020 Rocco Morando Lifetime Achievement Awa...
09/22/2020
Douglas Kupas, MD Receives NAEMT's 2020 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to our friend and colleague, Dr. Douglas Kupas, recipient of 2020 Rocco Morando Lifetime Achievement Award!!! https://www.naemt.org/WhatsNewALLNEWS/2020/09/15/douglas-kupas-md-receives-naemt-s-most-prestigious-2020-rocco-v.-morando-lifetime-achievement-award

Clinton, Miss. — Douglas F. Kupas, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, was recognized with the 2020 Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime of commitment, contributions and leadership to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The award is NAEMT’s most prestigious and is generously sponsored by the...

07/28/2020
heroeshealth.unc.edu

The UNC School of Medicine (SOM) and UNC Health have launched the Heroes Health Initiative to help support the mental health of first responders and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The app is available through the App Store/Google Play Store in the United States, free of charge to first responders, healthcare workers and their organizations. Several resources are available on the project’s web site at https://heroeshealth.unc.edu.

Understatement of the YEAR! "COVID-19 is a slow-moving mass casualty incident (MCI). An MCI occurs when the available lo...
07/22/2020
Point of no return: COVID-19 and the U.S. healthcare system: An emergency physician’s perspective - Emergency Excellence

Understatement of the YEAR! "COVID-19 is a slow-moving mass casualty incident (MCI). An MCI occurs when the available local resources, such as personnel and equipment, are overwhelmed by the number and severity of casualties. We typically think of MCIs as abbreviated, geographically bounded events—a building collapse, a terrorist attack, a school shooting, but COVID-19 is a slow-moving tidal wave."

This story was first published on Friday, June 26, 2020 in Science Advances. By MAIA DORSETT. In medicine, we examine our errors closely. Since the publication of To Err Is Human by the Institute of Medicine at the end of …

07/15/2020

President Kyle Thornton today affirmed that the National Association of State EMS Officials heartily endorses the FCC’s proposed vote on July 16th to improve 911 location accuracy by mandating wireless carrier implementation of z-axis and dispatchable location capabilities. This will enable EMS to more quickly and effectively respond to patients with time-sensitive emergencies, especially in multiple story buildings.

07/01/2020

855 children have died due to Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke (PVH) since 1998. All of these deaths could have been prevented. #HeatstrokeKills and #CheckForBaby

BREAKING NEWS!! View NASEMSO's Statement on Unity and Equity
06/19/2020
NASEMSO.org NASEMSO Statement on Unity and Equity

BREAKING NEWS!! View NASEMSO's Statement on Unity and Equity

newsNASEMSO Statement on Unity and Equity June 19, 2020The last several weeks have illustrated, in vivid detail, the brutality endured by people of color simply because of their race. Our society’s progress towards racial equality is clearly and appallingly inadequate, and far from the ideal espou...

06/15/2020
Cover smart. Do your part. Slow the spread.

Check out the impact of face masks relating to respiratory airflow from our partners at NIST!!

The high-speed visualizations illustrating a flow when breathing and coughing using home-made masks.

Saluting all EMS workers this National EMS Week!!  We appreciate all that you do!!!
05/18/2020

Saluting all EMS workers this National EMS Week!! We appreciate all that you do!!!

Marriott Bonvoy has announced a "Rooms for Responders" partnership with ENA and ACEP for free hotel rooms for their memb...
04/09/2020
Community Caregiver Rate | Marriott Bonvoy™

Marriott Bonvoy has announced a "Rooms for Responders" partnership with ENA and ACEP for free hotel rooms for their members social distancing from their families in areas hardest hit by the pandemic. Check with your respective organizations for more information!! Other first responders can participate in Marriott's Community Caregiver Program at https://www.caregivers.marriott.com

Marriott International is offering a special rate to first responders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight at participating hotels across the U.S. and Canada.

For all healthcare responders during the current pandemic crisis:Airbnb Housing for Frontline Medical Personnel and Firs...
04/08/2020
Vacation Rentals, Homes, Experiences & Places - Airbnb

For all healthcare responders during the current pandemic crisis:

Airbnb Housing for Frontline Medical Personnel and First Responders

Airbnb and our hosts are helping to provide places to stay for medical personnel and first responders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, including those who need a convenient and clean place to stay while serving or self-isolating. With thousands of listings available in major cities in the US, we want to make sure your members are aware of this resource. Those who are eligible may sign up by following this link: https://www.airbnb.com/covid19relief-guests

03/20/2020
Upcoming blood drive. Help save lives.

Spread the word: The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Make an appointment at rcblood.org/appt.

Here's information about our upcoming American Red Cross blood drive. Schedule an appointment.

Great colleagues, great networking, great learning opportunities!!
03/04/2020

Great colleagues, great networking, great learning opportunities!!

Deadline for applications is March 30, 2020!!
02/09/2020
Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant

Deadline for applications is March 30, 2020!!

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (Short Title: EMS Training). The purpose of this program is to recruit and train emergenc...

01/17/2020

NASEMSO congratulates Dr. Douglas Kupas on his recent election to the NAEMSP Board of Directors!! Nice achievement, Doug!!

NASEMSO mourns the loss of friend and colleague, Ed Gabriel.  Ed served the EMS community with tremendous honor.  His nu...
01/09/2020
Ed Gabriel Passes Away - JEMS

NASEMSO mourns the loss of friend and colleague, Ed Gabriel. Ed served the EMS community with tremendous honor. His numerous contributions will live on but he will be greatly missed! 🇺🇸

The emergency medical services world is mourning the death of Ed Gabriel, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Free CE and great example of collaboration!!! The NJ State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association and the NJ EMS Ad...
12/16/2019
Watch the IPASS Handoff Video — New Jersey Emergency Nurses Association

Free CE and great example of collaboration!!! The NJ State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association and the NJ EMS Advisory Council have officially endorsed the evidence-based IPASS tool for handoff report from EMS to ED personnel. This program describes why handoff is a critical step of patient care and suggests how to implement the tool between providers. Approved for both EMS and Nursing CEUs in New Jersey. YMMV in other locations.

Watch this video to obtain free CEUs from the NJENA! What's it about? Both the NJ State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association and the NJ EMS Advisory Council have officially endorsed the evidence-based IPASS tool for handoff report from EMS to ED personnel. This program describes why handoff

Interesting story highlighting telemedicine from the Post!!
11/20/2019
The most remote emergency room: Life and death in rural America

Interesting story highlighting telemedicine from the Post!!

If anything defines the growing health gap between rural and urban America, it’s the rise of emergency telemedicine in the poorest, sickest, and most remote parts of the country, where the choice is increasingly to have a doctor on screen or no doctor at all. These physicians, often hundreds of mi...

Keith Wages, NASEMSO Immediate Past President representing EMS at the 3rd Senior Executive Transportation and Public Saf...
11/14/2019

Keith Wages, NASEMSO Immediate Past President representing EMS at the 3rd Senior Executive Transportation and Public Safety Summit. Let's eliminate roadway deaths for all emergency response personnel!

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Does anyone know of any deployment opportunities for Covid-19 relief? Please let me know asap
BRI student scholarship recipient wrote a testimonial on the Direct Primary Care (DPC) Summit 2019, titled, “Finding Medicine Again.” http://bit.ly/30tCIpR - Benjamin Rush Institute
Could you enlighten me in why there is a petition circulating against this organization to try and keep intubation as a prehospital skill? I've never heard of this group and wonder why you're being petitioned against.