Membership Member Benefits NASEMSO membership affords a variety of opportunities to participate in activities with state EMS officials. Benefits include: representation and advocacy on EMS issues; a twice-monthly newsletter with EMS issues updates; a professional journal; “mini-survey” short data collection projects on specific EMS issues; opportunities for committee service and networking; an Annual Meeting and Expo; the EMS Leadership Skills Workshop; and more. NASEMSO Benefits at a Glance Please contact the NASEMSO Membership Director with any questions about membership benefits. Representation The association speaks on behalf of state EMS programs, and advocates to sustain strong EMS systems on a national level. Publications Professional Journal As the official journal of the National Association of State EMS Officials, Prehospital Emergency Care is an authoritative resource delivering up-to-date clinical and research information on advances in medical care in the out-of-hospital setting. It provides cutting-edge articles on all facets of the EMS field. NASEMSO members are now eligible to receive PEC at $56, a 50% discount to the regular subscription rate!! Access podcasts and more. Download subscription form with special offer of one-year subscription to Prehospital Emergency Care at 50% off Washington Update The Washington Update provides members with regular electronic transmittals reporting on the latest regulatory and legislative activities, national projects, and resource developments for EMS constituents and related stakeholder groups. Other Publication Discounts Elsevier Publications offers NASEMSO members one free year’s digital subscription to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services and one year’s subscription to the EMS Insider at 55% off. Access to the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) and its Critical Sectors – Healthcare & Public Health (CS-HPH) Community NASEMSO members are entitled to access to the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) community, which also includes subscriptions to the weekly DHS INFOGRAM newsletter as well as the For Official Use Only (FOUO) information published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Critical Sectors – Healthcare & Public Health (CS-HPH) community is part of HSIN. Through HPH-HSIN, users have access to: timely, relevant and actionable information about threats, vulnerabilities, security, policy, cybersecurity, and incident response and recovery activities affecting the healthcare and public health community; alerts and notifications of credible threats; best practices for protection and preparedness measures for HPH stakeholders; CIKR preparedness and resilience analysis and research products; and communication and collaboration with other subject matter experts. Download the HPH-HSIN flyer here for complete details. Mini-Survey Service (for state EMS officials only) The NASEMSO mini-survey service provides a quick turn-around data collection mechanism for state EMS offices, on specific EMS issues. NASEMSO Annual Meeting The purpose of the NASEMSO Annual Meeting is to address emergency medical services, medical transportation, and homeland security legislative and regulatory issues; the EMS work force; and NASEMSO project updates, including model rules for ambulance vehicle design, model interstate compact for personnel licensure, model EMS clinical guidelines, air medical model rules, intelligent transportation and traffic incident management developments, model trauma plan, fatigue in EMS, EMS scope of practice, and more. Committee Service NASEMSO has a well-developed and active committee structure. Information exchange, detailed issues examination, and action recommendations occur at this level for policy implementation by the Executive Committee. Current standing committees include: Communications & Technology, Domestic Preparedness, EMS for Children, Government Affairs, Injury Prevention, Rural EMS, and more. Monographs, Reports, and Other Resources Periodic data collection from state EMS offices determines how each state’s programs compare in terms of structure, services, and regulations. The documented results are very useful to anyone who is interested in national, state, and local EMS policy development. In addition to monographs, NASEMSO also provides final reports from council/committee assessments, joint statements, summit findings, etc. EMS Leadership Skills Workshop Designed for the new state EMS official and designated personnel, the 1 day EMS Leadership Skills Workshop covers a review of the functions of state EMS offices and advisory boards; EMS topics of national significance; national EMS resources and more. The Workshop is held in conjunction with the NASEMSO Annual Meeting.