NASEMSO Webinar Focuses on EMS Fatigue Project


NASEMSO Webinar Focuses on EMS Fatigue Project

November 19, 2020

Please join NASEMSO and University of Pittsburgh researcher, Dr. P. Daniel Patterson, NRP in a discussion on our NHTSA-funded experimental study on fatigue in EMS, which concludes in the spring of 2021.  This is the very last opportunity to engage with Pitt to help the project team evaluate important outcomes germane to patient and shift-worker safety, personnel performance, acute fatigue, sleep quality, burnout/stress and indicators of long-term health through this study of EMS workers. The webinar will be held on December 1, 2020 at 1 pm ET.  Click here to register

Nationwide Drug Take Back Day

October 22, 2020

On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal. (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

To find a local site near you, click here. Read More

CONVERGE NSF Hurricane Sheltering-Pandemic Working Group

June 5, 2020

This Working Group aims to convene calls of state, county and local leaders, experts, and providers from public health, government, health care, community civic groups, and others to identify knowledge gaps, needs and concerns related to the upcoming 2020 hurricane season under the current public health crisis. Through these calls, the group will facilitate relationship-building, information and resource sharing, and co-learning to fill knowledge gaps (data, theoretical frameworks) to inform policies, procedures, and planning. Group members will participate in calls, share documents and resources to be compiled in a repository, and provide input and recommendations.

Workshop registration available at:


National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference

May 7, 2020

#NHCPC20 is focused on the future – using our collective experience to reshape coalition preparedness in the decade ahead. By using our hindsight to inform the future, we can assess how our preparedness and response efforts have previously fallen short, and collectively create a renewed vision that allows us to anticipate, address and stabilize current gaps in the communities we’ve committed to protect. The NHCPC Program Advisory Committee is seeking abstracts which will empower coalitions to reach beyond the status quo to create and implement multi-disciplinary, cross-sector partnerships, and launch increased opportunities for innovative information sharing. Help inspire coalition leaders by sharing your success in the following tracks. Read More

2019 Northeast Region Burn Conference

September 18, 2019

Program highlights include William G. Cioffi, MD, FACS, from the Rhode Island Hospital and the President of the American Burn Association to open our meeting with the keynote address titled Surviving Burn Injury: Outcomes other than Mortality.

There are several plenary sessions for all members of the burn team including Training to be a Coach: How the Burn Team Can Make a Difference in Social Reintegration, Pain Management Amidst the Opioid Crisis, Elderly Burns: Do We Stand a Chance? And the ever-popular Pro/Con Debate. The Fire Fighters have chosen a topic to discuss that impacts those involved in the fire service as well as the burn team members titled The Importance of Sleep for Behavioral and Physical Well-Being. There will also be original scientific abstracts as well as breakout sessions to attend. The new Burn Care Quality Program (BCQP) will be described at the end of the conference on Monday by the Dr. Harrington, Dr. Bessy, & the ABA.

There is a Rehabilitation pre-conference offering on Nov. 9 as well as the ABLS Provider Course & the ABLS Instructor Course will be a post conference offering on Nov. 11

Portland is a beautiful coastal city. Enjoy the abundance of incredible restaurants, the historic Old Port, the local breweries and distilleries and a thriving art scene. Enjoy your time on Portland!

Register at the NRBC website!!

EMS-XTLS Conference

June 25, 2019

The Emergency Medical Services Experiential Team Based Learning and Simulation (EMS-XTLS) conference is a unique learning experience hosted at the ETSU James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. XTLS brings highly skilled EMS providers and other emergency personnel from all over the region together to work on skills and gain knowledge through hands on simulation and experience. This year’s conference will include 8 different learning stations. Through the use of a state of the art simulation lab, virtual reality anatomy lab, and instruction from a group of physicians and other professionals that lead their fields, XTLS provides participants with an educational experience second to none.

August 10, 2019, 7:30 am-5:00 pm.

Cost of registration is $60.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and a T-shirt.

Approved by the TN Office of EMS for 8.0 Contact Education Hours (CEHs) and awaiting approval in VA and NC

Virginia EMS Symposium (40th Anniversary)

April 10, 2019

Save the date for the Virginia EMS Symposium, November 6 – 10, 2019. One of the largest and most comprehensive EMS training events in the country, this five-day symposium helps EMS providers fulfill their continuing education needs, with more than 400 classes, 13 course tracks and renown educators from across the nation. These courses are also applicable for nurses and physicians.

This year celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Virginia EMS Symposium “An Education for Life,” and there will be lots of exciting events planned for this special occasion. Registration opens this summer.

Click here to learn more

National EMS Safety Summit

January 23, 2019

The National EMS Safety Summit is a nationally recognized conference totally focused on safety for personnel, patients and community.  EMS providers, managers, administrators, and allied health professionals can learn about trends and techniques to increase safety within their operations, improve patient care, engage in valuable networking and idea-sharing activities, and see the latest industry products and services.

Throughout the three-and-a-half-day event, this conference features numerous educational sessions taught by nationally and internationally recognized EMS educators including local EMS experts.

Webinar: The New National Scope of Practice and What it Means for You

November 29, 2018


EMS Focus webinar hosted by NHTSA’s Office of EMS on December 18 at 2pm EST

First developed more than a decade ago, the National EMS Scope of Practice Model defined the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve competence for each of the four levels of EMS clinician: EMR, EMT, AEMT and paramedic. The 2018 revision marks the first significant update in more than a decade and is sure to have an impact on the education, credentialing and licensure of EMS clinicians for many years.

In this webinar, you’ll learn why revising the Model was so critical and how changes within the profession and medical science over the last decade influenced its content. The panel will also provide insight into many of the decisions they made when writing the Model, which will soon be available on You’ll also be among the first to hear about the effort to revise the National EMS Education Standards – including ways you can provide input.

In addition, the panelists will share:

  • A quick history of the original Scope of Practice Model and why it matters
  • The process for updating the document and gathering input from the EMS community
  • How the new National EMS Scope of Practice Model will influence EMS practice across the country now and in the future
2:00 p.m. EST
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Webinar Details:

Hosted by the NHTSA Office of EMS, the panelists include:

  • Dan Manz, Project Champion, 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model
  • Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, FACHE, Co-Chair, 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice Model Project Expert Panel
  • Bryan Ericson, MEd, RN, NRP, LP, Project Lead, National EMS Education Standards Revision
  • Jon Krohmer, MD, Director, NHTSA Office of EMS

Attendees will be encouraged to submit questions during any point of the discussion. The webinar and Q&A will last approximately one hour. Sign up to get email updates about this webinar series, new projects and more.


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