Advancing the EMS profession

EMS RESPONSE TO OVERDOSE

ASTHO Report

New Report: Innovations in Overdose Response – Strategies Implemented by EMS Providers. View Report

Accidental drug overdose in the United States has escalated over the past two decades. The rate of overdose deaths accelerated sharply in 2013 with the proliferation of synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has coincided with another surge in fatal overdoses. Responding to this growing crisis, public and private agencies across multiple sectors have implemented or supported overdose prevention, treatment, recovery support, and harm reduction strategies. EMS providers play a critical role in overdose response efforts. Some EMS agencies have integrated a range of novel and innovative strategies that extend beyond providing immediate respiratory support, administering naloxone, and transporting overdose patients to the emergency department (ED).


COVID-19 IMPACT ON EMS

COVID-19 Impact on EMS National Report

Download Report Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, EMS agencies have struggled with a multitude of challenges. In April, 2020 NAEMT conducted a national survey of EMS agency leaders to understand the current impact of COVID-19 on EMS agencies and personnel. A summary of the results was published in May 2020. A follow up survey was conducted in April 2021. Responses were received from 435 agency leaders from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and D.C. This report documents the findings of the national survey.

 

WORLD TRAUMA SYMPOSIUM

World Trauma Symposium

Col. (Ret) Warren Dorlac, MD, FACS, USAF, PHTLS Medical Director, will moderate this all-star panel of trauma care experts at the World Trauma Symposium on October 5. Attend the in-person or virtually via live stream. Register Today!

  • Prehospital Civilian Preventable Death, COL Brian Eastridge,MD, FACS, USAR
  • Fort Worth 100 Car Pileup: Lessons from an MCI, Jason Weimer, EMT-P
  • Pediatric Trauma in a Disaster, Jeffrey Upperman, MD, FACS, FAAP
  • TCCC Update/Changes in the TCCC Guidelines, CAPT Brendan Drew, MD, USN, CoTCCC Chair
  • Future Tactical Threats: How Can We Prepare?, Alexander Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS, FAEMS
  • Trauma Case Studies on ASHE/MCI, Randi Smith, MD, MPH and Jonathan Nguyen, DO
  • What’s New in TBI Management?, Deborah Stein, MD, MPH
  • Resuscitation Now…But How?, Elizabeth Benjamin, MD, PhD, FACS
  • Prehospital Airway Management Pearls, Jeffrey Jarvis, MD, MS, EMT-P
  • Maternal Trauma, Lauren Plante, MD, MPH
Held in conjunction with EMS World Expo on October 5, 8 am-5 pm ET, attend either the in-person event, which includes a continental breakfast, luncheon, and exhibits, or attend virtually from the convenience of your home or office. Provides up to 8 hours of ACCME or CAPCE-approved CE. Learn more

NAEMT MEMBERS SAVE $125

 EMS World Expo

Registration is open for EMS World Expo, October 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. Make plans now to attend and be the first to register for the in-person NAEMT courses being held in conjunction with the conference. And, remember full NAEMT members save $125 on the core 3-day EMS World Expo registration fee. Register Today

NAEMT COST COLLECTION GUIDE

NAEMT Cost Collection Guide for EMS Agencies

Download Cost Collection Guide. NAEMT has published a new Cost Collection Guide to help EMS agencies gain the full scope of costs involved in operating their ground ambulance service. NAEMT extends a very special thank you to the members of the task force that developed content for the guide: Matt Zavadsky, Chris Hanson, Steve Kroll, Adam Parker, Matt Sorrentino and Deborah Von-Seggern Johnson.