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Oct. 9-12, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK
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Leslee Stein-Spencer to Receive NAMI Chicago's 2017 Community Service of the Year Award

(01/18/17) The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Chicago (NAMI Chicago) will present its 2017 Community Service of the Year Award to Leslee Stein-Spencer, director, Medical Administration and Regulatory Compliance Division, Chicago Fire Department (CFD), and National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) program advisor. The award will be presented at Light the Darkness, NAMI Chicago’s annual awards dinner, on Mar. 30, 2017, "in gratitude for Leslee’s incredible contributions to improving Chicago’s mental health crisis response system.” Leslee convened and collaborated with all of Chicago’s emergency response agencies to develop an improved plan for mental health response. In 2017, thanks to her efforts, Chicago will have the first-ever mental health awareness interdisciplinary training for all emergency service responders, including the CFD, Chicago Police Department, Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Mayor’s Office, medical-based staff, and NAMI Chicago. NASEMSO congratulates Leslee for her achievement.

Dia Gainor Featured in Pew Report on Ambulance Crashes

(12/01/16) NASEMSO Executive Director Dia Gainor is abundantly quoted in a Stateline article now available from the Pew Charitable Trusts. In “Lax Ambulance Rules Put Paramedics, Patients at Risk,” Gainor supports the need for better data and compliance with standards related to ambulance safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that 84 percent of EMS workers in the patient compartments of ambulances that crashed were not using their own restraints. Read more.

The 4-1-1 on NASEMSO Projects and Activities

  • Fatigue in EMS: As a result of the expert panel meeting in April 2016, 7 PICO questions have been finalized and registered. The systematic reviews have been initiated. The Research Team has received training on using GRADEPro software and the Expert Panel is scheduled to meet in February 2017 to review the evidence and begin to formulate recommendations.
     
  • Ground Ambulance Vehicle Standards and EMS Safety Resource: NASEMSO’s microsite, SafeAmbulances.org, maintains live reports from national news media on ambulance safety. Key features of the site include a guide on state ambulance regulations and ambulance crash test videos.
     
  • National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines: Fifteen potential new clinical guidelines are being considered by the work team. The “Resuscitation” chapter is being revised to reflect current ECC guidelines.
     
  • REPLICA: REPLICA Advocate Sue Prentiss is available to work with states that are supportive of or filing compact legislation to provide resources and informational needs. Only 2 more states are needed to enact legislation that
    would enable implementation of the EMS licensure compact. The NASEMSO Board of Directors has established an interim committee to help build the foundation of the REPLICA Commission.
     
 

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National Safety Council Accepting Nominations Through May 5 for its Excellence in Safety Awards

(03/21/17) Are you looking for ways for your company to be acknowledged for its outstanding safety performance? Does your CEO lead with safety and inspire others to do the same? Has your team improved its safety performance in the last year? Do you have a remarkable individual who deserves recognition for his or her efforts in safety? Learn more about the variety of individual, team and corporate awards offered by the National Safety Council, and submit your entries by May 5, 2017.

NASEMSO EMS Fatigue Project Highlighted in Latest NHTSA Report

(03/21/17) "Asleep at the Wheel: A National Compendium of Efforts to Eliminate Drowsy Driving" is the most recent installment of reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) to create awareness and highlight efforts to combat the deadly consequences of drowsy driving. The report was released on Mar. 20, 2017, to coincide with the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in San Diego, CA. Long and short term actions and ideas previously identified by stakeholders were collapsed into a set of successful efforts and novel ideas organized across topics, including: research and development, public and private partnerships, public education and awareness, and vehicle technology. Within each topic area, the challenges to more effectively combat drowsy driving are identified. The compendium also features the various efforts that contributors are taking to address each of these challenges, including NASEMSO’s efforts to develop evidence-based fatigue risk management guidelines for EMS. The report can be downloaded here.

2017 National EMS Week Planning Guides Now Available

(02/14/17) National Emergency Management Services (EMS) Week 2017 will take place May 21-27, 2017, and this year's EMS Week Planning Guide is available for order. This year's theme is "EMS STRONG: Always in Service." The EMS STRONG campaign seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation’s emergency medical services. Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide. Download the bulk order form for multiple copies of the guide, or order one copy online. This information can be used throughout the year for public education and safety programs. For additional information, contact emsweek@acep.org.
 

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