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  • NAEMT’s Position on Equitable EMS Pay
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  • Beyond the Call – This Year’s National EMS Week Theme, May 19-25!
  • UK's Ambulance Today Features NAEMT's Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS) Course
  • Learn Motivational Interviewing Skills To Help Even The Most Challenging Patients
  • FirstNet Education Forums - Free Events for First Responders

EMS Wellness & Resilience

EMS Wellness and Resilience Guide

There has been growing concern within the EMS profession about the physical, mental and emotional health of our nation’s EMS workforce. NAEMT has developed a guide to assist EMS agencies in developing programs that aid EMS personnel in maintaining their physical, mental and emotional well-being. The guide offers steps agencies can take to develop a culture of wellness and resilience; strategies for building EMS practitioner resilience; tips from EMS agencies on initiatives that have worked for them; and more. View Guide



Learn motivational interviewing skills and receive 30% off + free shipping on the purchase of the Community Health Paramedicine textbook when you register for the NAEMT preconference course on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at EMS Today. The course teaches how to address the challenges presented by patients who do not want help or are resistant to medical care. Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic approach that moves an individual away from uncertainty and toward decisions that improve their health.  Registration is $250 and the course is approved for 8 hours of CAPCE CE credit. Register Today! 

PHTLS 9th Edition Update

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PHTLS 9th edition is conducted as a 16-hour classroom course, or in a hybrid format with 8 hours online followed by 8 hours in the classroom. Also offered is 8 hours of PHTLS continuing education online. Lessons follow a case-based approach that encourages critical thinking and student engagement. Every lesson reflects the new XABCDE patient assessment approach and aligns with updated content from the textbook. The course includes mandatory skills stations and more time for patient simulations and individual skill practice. Available to instructors; coming for students in December 2018.


Keeping communities safe is GotAED's #1 priority. Having an AED device nearby can protect their hearts and save lives. Visit to learn more  GotAED is an initiative of Simon’s Heart, a nonprofit organization raising awareness from sudden cardiac arrest and death in kids.

New Education Catalog


The 2018-2019 NAEMT Education Catalog is available! It includes the latest information on new and revised courses, including AMLS Basics, PHTLS 9th edition, TECC 2nd edition, and the new Critical Care Test Preparation and Community Paramedicine Practitioner courses now in development. NAEMT has streamlined the process for instructors to teach several NAEMT courses through online orientations. Review your options here.