National Conference on EMS

Atlantic City - November 3 - 5, 2022 | Pre-Conference November 2, 2022

EMS Award Program 

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2022 EMS Award Nominations Open!

Nominations for the 2022 EMS Awards are being accepted through August 23, 2022. This year the categories and criteria have been revised to better represent the EMS Community. The EMS Awards provide an opportunity to recognize those individuals that have gone above and beyond the call of duty as well as citizens that have taken extraordinary action to help someone in need. While all nominees will be recognized, each category will have one recipient that will be announced during the 2022 EMS Awards Program. The EMS Awards Program will take place Friday evening, November 4, 2022, during the National Conference on EMS in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

For more info, or to submit a nomination:  CLICK HERE


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Congratulations to the 2021 EMS Award Recipients 


The 2021 SIM Competition, Awards Program, and Key Note Speaker were broadcasted live during the Conference. To watch these recorded events, please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/user/njemsconference


 
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2022 EMS AWARDS CATEGORIES

Paramedic of the Year:

Honors a currently licensed mobile intensive care, mobile specialty care, or aeromedical paramedic who has provided an exceptional leadership role over the past year that positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Prehospital Physician of the Year:

Honors a physician who has served as an EMS education and/or operational physician medical director for either an EMT, Paramedic and/or Critical Care Transport service. The contribution of the medical director has made a positive impact on patients and clinician safety. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

EMT of the Year:

Honors a currently licensed EMT who has provided an exceptional leadership role during the past year that positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Outstanding Action by an EMS Program:

Honors a program or teams who responded to an outstanding call/incident/rescue by EMS clinicians. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

First Responder of the Year: 

Honors a first responder affiliated with an organization (e.g., police, fire, industrial) who provided exceptional leadership that positively impacted on-scene patient care, outstanding rescue, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. The nominee must only be trained to a maximum of a First Responder level. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Outstanding EMS Action by a Citizen:

Honors a private citizen for unique advocacy of EMS or a lifesaving act that required quick thinking, fast action, and heroism. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Prehospital Nurse of the Year:

Honors a currently licensed mobile intensive care, mobile specialty care, or aeromedical registered nurse who has provided an exceptional leadership role over the past year that positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Outstanding EMS Action by a Youth:

Honors a child (15 years or younger) for unique advocacy of EMS or a lifesaving act that required quick thinking, fast action, and heroism. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Prehospital Administrator of the Year:

Honors an EMS leader (e.g., director or coordinator) or Mobile Healthcare administrator from a local, county, regional, or state level who has made a positive contribution to patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award:

Honors an individual for lifetime achievement (minimum service of 20 years or more) in EMS. At least 15 years of that experience must have been as a volunteer EMS clinician. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Patient Safety Dispatcher of the Year:  

Honors a telecommunicator for outstanding effort in processing an emergency 9-1-1 call. The submission should summarize how the telecommunicator positively impacted patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, and/or public education. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved. Preferably, a digital recording or transcript of the call should be included.


EMS Career Lifetime Achievement Award:

Honors an individual for lifetime achievement (minimum service of 20 years or more) in EMS. At least 15 years of that experience must have been as a career EMS clinician. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Prehospital Educator of the Year:

Honors a prehospital educator, instructor, course coordinator, or clinical educator who has advanced the education delivery to clinicians through innovation and creativity. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional innovation and creativity while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

Prehospital Program of the Year:

Honors a prehospital program that has exemplary achievement in areas of patient care, public access to EMS, disaster preparedness, public education, and/or training. The program maintains a positive image in the community and has taken meaningful and visible steps to assure the quality of patient and clinician safety. Steps by the program have resulted in improved patient care delivery, quality improvement programs, continuing education, and/or system integration. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional leadership while including details to understand the impact achieved.

 

EMS Community Service Award*:

This award is voted and selected by the public to recognize a program or organization that has made a non-patient care-focused commitment to exceptional community outreach in EMS. The actions of this program or organization positively impacted the community and has a lasting impact. Submission should provide truthful facts and detail that summarizes the exceptional contribution, while including details to understand the impact achieved

 *THE TOP FIVE PROGRAMS FOR THIS AWARD WILL BE VOTED ON BY THE PUBLIC and the winner is announced during the Awards Program.


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