Monday: EMS Education Day
Sponsored by: Genentech, American Red Cross, Teleflex
This day is the ideal day for EMS professionals to educate members of the com-munity about how they can prevent illness and injury. Education Day highlights community educational programs, as well as the importance of continuing education for EMS clinicians.
Tuesday: EMS Safety Day
Sponsored by: Stryker
EMS Safety Day encourages first responders to focus on risk and prevention rather than possible negative outcomes, and aims to promote the advancement of safety measures for both the community and the profession.
Wednesday: EMS for Children Day
Sponsored by: Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) and Health Scholars
EMS for Children Day highlights the special physiological and psychological aspects of caring for children. It’s a great time to educate the community on child safety issues and to raise awareness about improving specialized care for children in prehospital and acute care settings.
Thursday: Save-A-Life Day (CPR & National Stop the Bleed Day)
Sponsored by: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
It doesn’t matter how quickly EMS providers get to a scene, bystanders will always be there first. Save-A-Life Day empowers individuals in the community to help save their friends, family members and neighbors by learning how to save a life. Great activities for this day include community training such as the free “Until Help Arrives” training course for bystanders that includes severe bleeding control and compression-only CPR and takes an hour or less. Visit the “Until Help Arrives” training program at: https://www.acep.org/until-help-arrives/ and the CPR Challenge on the EMS Week page at https://www.acep.org/emsweek.
Friday: EMS Recognition Day
Sponsored by: NHTSA Office of EMS and DrFirst
EMS Recognition Day is the perfect time to honor local EMS clinicians and crews who regularly go above and beyond the call of duty. This is a great opportunity to thank first responders for their unwavering commitment to serve their communities today, tomorrow and in the future.
RECOGNIZE THE BEST IN THE PROFESSION
Nominate your colleague for a National EMS Award!
Visit naemt.org/initiatives/national-ems-awards for more information.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Reward a few special EMS clinicians or leaders by sending them to an upcoming conference.
National EMS Memorial Weekend of Honor
May 15-17, 2020
Oxon Hill, MD
NASEMSO Annual Meeting
June 15-18, 2020
Pinnacle Leadership Forum
July 27-31, 2020
August 17-18, 2020
EMS World Expo and NAEMT Annual Meeting
September 14-18, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
EMS Today/JEMS 2021
March 9-13, 2021
San Antonio, TX