The National Association of EMS Physicians is a professional organization representing prehospital providers and administrators. Membership is available for students, residents, physicians, and prehospital providers. A subscription to the industry journal, Prehospital Emergency Care, is included with membership. The organization holds an annual conference and sponsors position statements on various patient care and EMS administrative issues.
The Air Medical Physicians Organization an international organization dedicated to the advancement of patient focused, transport critical care. AMPA hosts annual conferences and collaborates with other professional agencies to enhance the science of prehospital critical care. Various medical specialties including emergency medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, and pediatrics are represented.
Online FOAM / Educational Resources
A peer reviewed on-line blog, LIFL hosts literature reviews, videos, and information about critical care and emergency medicine. There is an excellent ECG library on the site, and interested students/practitioners can test their knowledge on several quizzes, exams, and other self assessment tools.
This popular site is run by Captain Tom Bouthillet. He's an accomplished medical educator and his site has a large following. Challenging ECG cases are regularly presented, and the site is clearly EMS-focused. A great resource for providers seeking to expand upon their existing ECG knowledge base.
An irreverent, informational, and outstanding guide to all things emergency medicine and critical care. The site features discussions and podcasts on topics of importance ranging from retrieval medicine to the treatment of status ashtmaticus. You might also find some tips on how to look as good as Dr. Haney Mallemat
SOFSONO is an online collection of ultrasound images, cases, and case studies. It focuses on Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in the emergency medicine and austere setting.
Links to Operational Emergency Medical Services Programs