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Abstract Awards 2022

June 28, 2022

1st Place
Defining a Suite of Performance Measures for EMS in Rural Settings: North Dakota Rural EMS Counts Project

Authors: Christopher Price, MPA1; Lindsey B. Narloch, MS2; Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP3; Nikiah Nudell, MS, NRP4; Karen E. Jacobson, BA5; Shila Blend, PhD, RN-BC6; Brad Gibbens, MPA7; Jason Eblen, BUS, NRP; Howard Walth, RN, NRP8; J. Brent Myers, MD, MPH3; Remle P. Crowe, PhD, NREMT3

Affiliations: 1. Division of EMS, North Dakota Department of Health 2. North Dakota EMS Association 3. ESO, Inc 4. UC Health 5. Jacobson Consulting, LLC; 6. ND IT Department 7. Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences 8. CHI St. Alexius Health


2nd Place
Preventing Ambulance Crashes in Massachusetts

Authors: Anna Massefski, MPH, EMT-B; Stephanie DeMarco (MA-OEMS); EMT-B; Ridgely Ficks (MA-OEMS), EMT-B

3rd Place
How Good is Good Enough: Establishing a Statewide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Scope of Practice Surveillance Program

Authors: Amber Viitanen, MPH, William Clark RHIT, NRP, Scott Beckley, PhD, Matthew Pickler, Dale Knochenmus, Donnie Woodyard, Jr., MALL, NRP
Affiliations: All authors are from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Honorable Mention
Epidemiology of Interfacility Transports in Largely Rural State: Incident Descriptives & Associated Factors for Air Transports (Kansas)

Authors: Morgan K. Anderson1, Chad Pore2, Joseph House2, Douglas G. Butler, Jr.1 1. ImageTrend Clinical & Research Services, Lakeville MN 2. Kansas Board of EM

Honorable Mention
Pediatric Emergency Care Coordination in EMS Agencies: Findings of a Multistate Learning Collaborative

Authors: Hoi See Tsao, MD, MPH,1 Rachael Alter, BA,2 Erica Kane,3 Toni Gross, MD MPH,4 Lorin Browne, MD,5 Marc Auerbach, MD, MSci,6 Julie Leonard, MD MPH,7 Lorah Ludwig, MA,8 Kathleen M. Adelgais, MD,MPH2,9

1.Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation & Improvement Center Fellow Representative
2.Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation & Improvement Center, The University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX
3.Emergency Medical Services for Children at Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
4.Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, New Orleans, LAbr>
5.Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
6.Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
7.Department of Emergency Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
8.Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD
9.Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Honorable Mention

Calls of Despair: An EMS Perspective on Suicide and Overdose in Rhode Island during COVID-19

Authors: James L. Thorndike1, EMT-B; Carolina Roberts-Santana2; Jason Rhodes2; Kenneth Williams1,2,3, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

1. Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; 2. Rhode Island Department of Health Center for EMS; 3. Brown University Department of Emergency Medicine

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NASEMSO Celebrates 40th Anniversary and Releases Commemorative Booklet

June 20, 2022

The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), the lead national organization for emergency medical services, is celebrating its 40th-year anniversary during its Annual Meeting, June 19-23, in Charleston, South Carolina. In celebration of this momentous event, NASEMSO has released a commemorative booklet highlighting the organization’s leadership and history. In addition to a brief history of the organization, the booklet contains reflections by many past leaders, as well as pictures from organizational meetings, pictures of leaders, a historical listing of state directors, resolutions passed by NASEMSO, history of projects, memories of staff and friends, and a special in memoriam section. In addition, a section highlights the role of each council (Data Managers, Health & Medical Preparedness, Medical Directors, Pediatric Emergency Care, Personnel Licensure, and Trauma Managers) and provides pictures of their events. A limited number of print copies are available by request.

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NASEMSO salutes all EMS professionals during National EMS Week

May 15, 2022

NASEMSO salutes all EMS professionals during National EMS Week, May 15-21.  Special events are planned across the country, and this year, each day is marked by a special focus:

  • Sunday is Health, Wellness, and Resilience Day to promote the health, wellness and resilience of EMS providers and patients.
  • Monday is Education Day, highlighting public education programs and EMS provider education
  • Tuesday is EMS Safety Day to promote Safety for the EMS provider, the patient, and the public
  • Wednesday is EMS for Children Day to highlight the special needs of caring for children
  • Thursday is Save-A-Life Day to promote Stop the Bleed, public CPR programs and other programs
  • Friday is EMS Recognition Day to recognize your local EMS heroes and those who save lives through the EMS system.

Thank you to all who serve!