News & Events


National TIM Response Training Course Updated

September 11, 2018

The update to the National Highway Institute’s (NHI) Web-Based Training (WBT) version of the National TIM Responder Training course is complete. The update focused on making the online version consistent with the March 2017 update to the in-person training materials and improving the functionality of the course. Read More

Welcome to the new NASEMSO Website

September 6, 2018

This new website has been designed to provide a wealth of information in a format that is compatible with a variety of operating systems and devices (e.g. laptop, tablet, smartphone).

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Justice Department announces release of new fentanyl safety video for first responders

August 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance today released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders’ companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job. The video is available here.

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Spinal Motion Restriction in the Trauma Patient – A Joint Position Statement

August 30, 2018

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) have previously offered varied guidance on the role of backboards and spinal immobilization in out-of-hospital situations. This updated consensus statement on spinal motion restriction in the trauma patient represents the collective positions of the ACS-COT, ACEP and NAEMSP. It has further been formally endorsed by a number of national stakeholder organizations. This updated uniform guidance is intended for use by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, EMS medical directors, emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, and nurses as they strive to improve the care of trauma victims within their respective domains. Download the full article here.

Nerve Agent Information for Emergency Medical Services and Hospitals

August 30, 2018

DHHS, DHS, DOT, and the National Security Council Release Resource Document 

Following the recent nerve agent poisonings in the United Kingdom, the emergency response community has requested information and advice to enhance preparedness. The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of Emergency Medical Services, and the National Security Council have prepared a document, “Nerve Agent Information for Emergency Medical Services and Hospitals,” which serves as a refresher on standard protocols for recognizing, treating, and protecting oneself from nerve agent exposures. The document also compares and contrasts the clinical effects of nerve agents and opioids as an aid to distinguishing nerve agent exposure from the prevalent opioid overdose cases. Comprehensive follow-up guidance incorporating lessons learned from the United Kingdom incidents will be forthcoming. Download the document here.

Webinar on Health Surveillance of EMS Workers Using NEMSIS Data

August 29, 2018

NASEMSO Announces Sept. 12 Webinar

(08/03/18) NASEMSO will host a webinar on “Occupational Health Surveillance for EMS Workers on Sept. 12, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EDT. This session will provide an overview of data elements in NEMSIS Version 3 standards that can be used to inform and improve EMS safety policy and practice, including safer ambulance design, and proper infection control and PPE practices. The abstract for this upcoming presentation is currently available on our web site. Dr. Matthew Groenewold of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, is the featured presenter. The session is open to all interested persons. Register online.

Other sessions that are currently available for review include:

NASEMSO Responds to Ambulance “Borders in the Sky”

August 3, 2018

(Falls Church, VA) – Portions of the air medical industry have recently made calls for action against a U.S. Senate Bill (S. 2812) introduced to provide consumer protections stating that it would “essentially create borders in the sky, preventing air ambulances from crossing state lines to get patients to the nearest, most appropriate medical facility.”
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EMS Strong

May 2, 2018

NASEMSO is a strategic association partner of EMS Strong 2018
Find out about EMS Strong & EMS Week here!
EMS Week: May 20-26, 2018

NASEMSO Contributes Report of its Activities on Response to the Opoid Epidemic for May 3 NSA Roundtable

May 1, 2018

NASEMSO has compiled a report detailing current programs that it has conducted in response to the national opioid epidemic to the May 3, 2018, Opioid Roundtable, hosted by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security in Washington, DC. U.S.

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NASEMSO Program Manager Kevin McGinnis Named as 2018 Top 10 Innovator in EMS

April 30, 2018

The winners of this year’s EMS10: Innovators in EMS awards were announced today following a closed formal presentation on Feb. 20, 2018, at an exclusive banquet, hosted as part of EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, NC. A panel of professional EMS colleagues and peers selected the distinguished winners, who each displayed initiative, creative thinking, action-orientation and a desire to positively impact EMS, patients and their communities. See photo of winners.

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