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Every year, EMS1 reviews the newest tools, techniques and lessons learned from recent events shared with EMS physicians, leaders and medical directors at the National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting. Read expert analysis from educational sessions and find NAEMSP news here.

NAEMSP and NATA recommend a cool first, transport second approach to exertional heat stroke treatment with cold water immersion therapy
Patients may benefit from air transport when one or more of these needs are identified
Why quality improvement concepts should be integrated into EMS education
“There is no substitute for experience. Yet, regardless of experience level, it is important to consider how EMS education can teach situational awareness”
Five options for exchanging the SGA for an endotracheal tube
Position papers on neuroprotective CPR and pre-hospital transfusion of blood products were previously endorsed at the annual NFPA Urban Fire Forum
President José G, Cabañas MD, MPH, FAEMS, said the non-clinical forum sets a dangerous precedent related to patient care
Assessing prehospital management and outcomes in patients assessed for hypoglycemia
Maia Dorsett and Nikki Little share a journey to improving care through a multi-modal NAEMSP approach
Another tool in the diagnostician’s briefcase
Examining cardiac care in the absence of STEMI following ROSC
Lessons from a bystander responder and co-survivor of SCA, Kristin Flanary – Lady Glaucomflecken, lifesaver, CPR champion and keynote extraordinaire
Takeaways from the 90-plus posters on display at this year’s National Association of EMS Physicians annual meeting
Teaching points from the ‘malpractice or murder’ case: Action steps for EMS practitioners
Learn what the guidelines say about titration, selecting a sedation agent and monitoring sedation
The leadership development workshop will include take-home strategies
How do medical directors and educators support EMS clinicians in developing practices that improve the diagnostic process?
Exploring the limitations of lung auscultation and pulse oximetry
The attempt to eliminate all error is a fruitless endeavor as long as we have human beings acting at the point of care
The organization also announced a 10-person task force to continue the conversation and explore solutions to industry challenges
EMS educator proposes a system that includes recognition for certified and degreed paramedics alike to overcome staffing crisis
The organization supports having one national certifying organization
What does the evidence really say about prehospital TXA
Comparing the efficacy of analgesics to reduce acute pain in the prehospital setting
Our co-hosts tackle the week’s top stories, including an EMT who was handcuffed after hitting a cop car with the rig door while exiting to unload a patient
Physicians group emphasizes the role of active EMS physician oversight, saying it is not guaranteed in state-level programs
The negative association between number of airway attempts and neuro-intact survival following OHCA
Reflect on the past 5, 10, 15 years to see how far EMS has come
“We have to stop allowing the ED to be the triage point for all patients reaching out to the EMS system”