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Professional Associations            

American Ambulance Association
URL: http://the-aaa.org
The association's mission is: "To promote health care policies that ensure excellence in the ambulance services industry and provide research, education and communications programs to enable its members to effectively address the needs of the communities they serve." -- Website.  [8/16]
NAEMT: National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
URL: http://www.naemt.org
The NAEMT supports paramedics, emergency medical technicians and emergency medical responders with educational programs and research. They also work with OSHA to promote work safety.  [8/16]
National Association of EMS Educators
URL: http://naemse.org
This association promotes continuing EMS education and lifelong learning. Online courses, educator resources, and webinars are offered to members.  [8/16]
NEMSA: National EMS Association
URL:  http://www.nemsausa.org
NEMSA is a registered labor union and not-for-profit association that specializes in the representation of pre-hospital EMS Professionals such as EMTs, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Call Takers, Critical Care Nurses, Air Ambulance Flight Nurses and Paramedics, as well as EMS related support staff. [8/16]
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
URL: http://www.nremt.org
The National EMS Certification organization provides an official process to assess the knowledge and skills required for the competency of EMS professionals. This organization also maintains a registry of certification status for verification.  [8/16]

Topics and Issues

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured
URL: http://www.emtb.com/9e/
A comprehensive resource for EMT-B students which includes quizzes, skill sheets, and a vocabulary section. [8/16]
Emergency Response Resources--Personal Protective Equipment
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emres/ppe.html
The CDC and NIOSH put together this page to inform responders about important PPE for any emergency. There are five main types of PPE that are covered on this page…. Respirators, protective clothing, skin exposures, eye and hearing protection. [8/16]
ICD-10
URL: http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/icdonlineversions/en/
The World Health Organization [WHO] has links to all versions of ICD-10 [Classification of Diseases] including the most current version, 2016.

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems, proving a picture of the general health situation of countries and populations.  All Member States use the ICD which has been translated into 43 languages. [8/16]

Mayo Clinic: First Aid
URL: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid
Click on a condition from a list and view basic or advanced treatment information. [8/16]
Paramedic Podcasts
URL: http://www.paramedic.com/podcasts/  
Listen to speeches, interviews, and communications on a wide variety of EMT topics. [8/16]
Public Health Emergency
URL: http://www.phe.gov/emergency/pages/
The Federal Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response maintains this site which lists real time news and alerts of public health concern. There is also a hazards watch map from the NOAA. [8/16]
Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, & Tribal Public Health Directors - Version 2.0
URL: http://emergency.cdc.gov/planning/responseguide.asp
All-hazards reference tool for health professionals who are responsible for public health response during the first 24 hours of an emergency or disaster. [8/16]
REMM: Radiation Emergency Medical Management
URL: http://www.remm.nlm.gov/
This site was produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. It contains evidence-based information with sufficient background to make issues understandable to people without radiation medicine expertise. [8/16]
Taylor & Francis Online
URL: (subscription link for NEIT on and off campus)
Publishers of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (e-journal subscription available via Full Text Finder) and many other publications of myriad topics.  [11/16]

Last updated 201509/ JH