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NASEMSO 2021 Annual In Person Meeting Canceled

September 16, 2021

Sept. 9, 2021 – The NASEMSO Board of Directors made a difficult decision about proceeding with the Annual Meeting scheduled for November 14-18. The unabating pandemic, the workload the pandemic has placed on many state EMS offices, and state travel restrictions have severely affected likely turnout. After reviewing poll results from state directors which indicated few would be able to attend, the Board reluctantly voted  to cancel the meeting in Reno.  The decision had to be made at this juncture to avoid penalties from the hotel.

We fully intend to proceed with the NASEMSO Annual Meetings 2022 and 2023. Please click here to view those dates and to mark your calendars to attend.

Model Clinical Guidelines Version 3 – Now Available for Public Comment

September 1, 2021

The NASEMSO Model EMS Clinical Guidelines project team is delighted to unveil the draft Version 3 of the Model EMS Clinical Guidelines.

In completing Version 3, the project team has reviewed and updated all existing guidelines, as well as added five new guidelines. Version 3 of the Guidelines, similar to the original version released in 2014, was completed by a team of EMS and specialty physicians comprised of members of the NASEMSO Medical Directors Council and representatives from six EMS medical director stakeholder organizations (AAEM, ACEP, AAP-COPEM, ACS-COT, AMPA, and NAEMSP). In addition, all guidelines have been reviewed by a team of pediatric emergency medicine physicians, pharmacologists and other technical reviewers. 

As part of the process we invite you to provide public comment on this draft version by completing the form below before September 24, 2021. 

NASEMSO Joins National Organizations on Approach for Protecting EMS Workers During Pandemic Surge

August 26, 2021

Several national EMS and fire associations have joined forces to issue a “Joint Statement on Protecting and Preserving the EMS Workforce in the Face of COVID Surge.”   The statement advocates for a multilayered approach that includes adequate PPE, implementation of response and safety protocols, and evidence-based education on vaccines to help the EMS workforce make informed decisions. It can be viewed here.