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A Remarkable Life Remembered: Dr. Norman McSwain, 1937-2015

Jul 31, 2015

While Dr. Norman McSwain’s passing leaves a great void for many – family, friends, colleagues, students and patients – we can all take part in remembering his significant contributions to his patients, his students, the science of trauma care, his home community of New Orleans, and the global community of mankind.

We have prepared the beginning of what will be a lasting tribute to Dr. McSwain, founder of NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) program and the father of NAEMT education.

View the Tribute to Dr. McSwain >>

We will also celebrate Dr. McSwain’s remarkable life and career at NAEMT’s annual meeting this September in Las Vegas, as well as in other communications, publications and on social media. You are invited to share in our remembrance of Dr. McSwain by providing photos and brief memories. Please email them to

Thank you.