Resources

External Resources

NASEMSO provides links to association sponsors and external websites with content that may be of interest to state EMS officials. NASEMSO takes no responsibility for the views, content, or accuracy of the information. Inclusion in this listing does not in any way constitute an endorsement of an external site or its content by NASEMSO.

U.S. Associations and Nonprofits

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Associations
http://www.astna.org/

American Academy of Emergency Medicine
http://www.aaem.org/

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://aap.org/

American Ambulance Association
http://www.the-aaa.org/

American Burn Association
http://www.ameriburn.org/

American College of Cardiology
http://www.acc.org/

American College of Emergency Physicians
http://www.acep.org

American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
http://www.acoep.org/

American College of Surgeons
http://www.facs.org/

American Health Care Association
http://www.ahca.org/

American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org/

American Medical Association
http://www.ama-assn.org/

American Public Health Association
http://www.apha.org/

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/

American Society of Anesthesiologists
http://www.asahq.org/

American Stroke Association
http://www.strokeassociation.org/

American Trauma Society
http://www.amtrauma.org/

Association of Air Medical Physicians
http://www.ampa.org/

Association of Air Medical Services
http://www.aams.org/

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
http://www.astho.org/

ASTM International Committee F30 on Emergency Medical Services
http://www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/F30.htm

ComCARE ACN Data Work Group – This workgroup is no longer active. The project and the dataset was finalized and is considered part of the Vehicular Emergency Data Set (VEDS).

COMCARE Emergency Response Alliance
http://www.comcare.org/

Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services
http://www.caas.org/

Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)
http://www.coaemsp.org/

Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
http://www.camts.org/

Continuing Education Coordinating Board for EMS
http://www.cecbems.org/

Emergency Nurses Association
http://www.ena.org/

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Information

http://www.jointcommission.org/

National Association for Search and Rescue
http://www.nasar.org/nasar/

National Association of Counties
http://www.naco.org/

National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE)
http://www.naemse.org/

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)
http://www.naemsp.org/

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)
http://www.naemt.org/

National Board of Medical Examiners
http://www.nbme.org/

National Collegiate EMS Foundation
http://www.ncemsf.org/

National Emergency Management Association
http://www.nemaweb.org/

National Emergency Number Association
http://www.nena9-1-1.org/

National EMS Information System
http://www.nemsis.org/

National EMS Museum
http://www.emsmuseum.org/

National EMS Pilots Association
http://www.nemspa.org/

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
http://www.nfpa.org

National Patient Safety Foundation
http://www.npsf.org/

National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)
http://www.npstc.org

National Registry of EMTs (NREMT)
http://www.nremt.org/

National Rural Health Association
http://www.ruralhealthweb.org

National Safety Council
http://www.nsc.org/

National Stroke Association
http://www.stroke.org/

National Trauma Bank
http://www.facs.org/trauma/ntdb.html

Public Health Online
http://www.publichealthonline.org/careers/

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
http://www.rsna.org/

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
http://www.saem.org/

Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA)
http://www.sempa.org/

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
http://www.suddencardiacarrest.org/

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
http://www.sca-aware.org

Transportation Safety Advancement Group (TSAG)
http://www.tsag-its.org

Wilderness Medical Society
http://www.wms.org/

International Associations

International Association of Chiefs of Police
http://www.theiacp.org/

International Association of Emergency Managers
http://www.iaem.com/

International Association of Fire Chiefs
http://www.iafc.org/

International Association of Fire Fighters
http://www.iaff.org/

International Rescue and Emergency Care Association
http://www.ireca.org

Federally Sponsored EMS Programs

Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center
https://emscimprovement.center/

National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
http://ncdmph.usuhs.edu

Federal Agencies

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/

Consumer Product Safety Commission
http://www.cpsc.gov/

Department of Health & Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
http://www.dhs.gov/

Department of Justice (DOJ)
http://www.usdoj.gov/

Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/

Department of Transportation
http://www.dot.gov/

FDA Medwatch
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/

Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB)
https://www.fcc.gov/public-safety-and-homeland-security

Federal Emergency Management Agency
http://www.fema.gov/

Fire Administration (USFA)
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/

Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
http://www.hrsa.gov/

HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
https://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/ 

National Center for Health Statistics
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
http://www.nih.gov/

National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

Office of Inspector General
http://www.oig.hhs.gov/

Office of Rare Diseases – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/

 

Information Portals

US Government Portal
US Government Grants (Grants.gov)
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U.S. Congress

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Congressional Bills
Congressional Record
Federal Register

Magazines and Journals

 

Educational Publications

  • Saving Lives in Schools and Sports is an educational supplement published by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA), in conjunction with NASEMSO and NAEMT (National Association of EMTs). The supplement provides examples of the successes achievable with proper preparation and deployment of AEDs, but also the unfortunate tragedies in their absence. Easy-to-understand descriptions of how an AED works and the fundamental principals of an effective public access defibrillation (PAD) program are also addressed. Establishing Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) in schools (and school athletic programs) that include response planning, training in CPR, and deployment of AEDs and providing CPR and AED training to all students will greatly reduce the risk that we and our children will face from sudden cardiac arrest. (May 14, 2010)

Articles

General Quality Improvement Sites

Baldrige National Quality Program (NIST)
https://www.nist.gov/baldrige

The Alliance for Performance Alliance Sponsored by the Baldrige Foundation http://www.baldrigepe.org/alliance/

American Society for Quality
https://asq.org/

Wikipedia: Quality Management
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_management


Healthcare Quality Improvement Sites

Patient Safety – Quality Improvement (Duke University)
http://patientsafetyed.duhs.duke.edu/module_a/module_overview.html

The American Health Quality Association
http://www.ahqa.org/

CMS Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) Program

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Results/WhitePapers/PlanningforScaleWhitePaper.htm


Federal  and National Sites

NHTSA:  http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/ems/leaderguide/

Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences):

 

State Offices that include strategic plans and or quality improvement tools on their sites:

Association of State and Territorial Heath Officials

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Deadliest American Disasters and Large-Loss-of-Life Events Website

  • Resource established by B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D. in 2017, with the objective of the site to be the most complete and authoritative source in one place on the deadliest American/U.S. disasters and other large-loss-of-life events (10 or more lives lost). New material is added, and existing material updated regularly.

Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center

The ECG Learning Center in Cyberspace
http://library.med.utah.edu/kw/ecg/

Emergency Medical Services Cost Analysis Project

EMedicine From Medscape
http://www.emedicine.com/

EVENT Reports

The Second Quarter 2017 Patient Safety and Provider Violence reports have been posted on the website. To access the reports, go to the website and click on the report type, then follow the links on the left side, or simply use these links:

Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB)
http://www.farb.org

Fire Science Online
Online Paramedic & EMT Programs

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information
http://www.ptsdinfo.org/

The George Washington University – online health services degree programs
http://healthsciencesprograms.online.gwu.edu

HealthFinder (guide to health info from
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Healthy People 2020
https://www.healthypeople.gov/

Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide
http://www.hopkins-abxguide.org/

MedLine (U.S. National Library of Medicine (NIH)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

MDLinx (daily medical news)
http://www.mdlinx.com

National Conference of State Legislatures
Video: “The Right Patient, the Right Place, the Right Time: A Look at Trauma and Emergency Medical Services Policy in the States”

National EMS Memorial Bike Ride
http://www.muddyangels.com

National Emergency Management Association
http://www.nemaweb.org

North Central Emergency Care Council (Washington State)
http://ncecc.net/
EMS videos  http://www.youtube.com/emsstories

Paramedic Training Spot
http://www.paramedictrainingspot.com
Resources to learn about paramedic training and careers.

Radiation Awareness

Trauma.org
http://www.trauma.org/

U.S. Department of Labor
Volunteering in the United States (US Dept of Labor – 2008)