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Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association

MEMSA is a nonprofit, statewide, professional association committed to high quality emergency medical services across Missouri. 

Since 1983, MEMSA has provided leadership in education, training, and legislation. 

MEMSA provides a forum for EMS professionals to accomplish common goals that ensure quality EMS care is delivered statewide. MEMSA members are invited to be involved in collaborative efforts to achieve these and other goals.

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Missouri AEMT Webinar

MEMSA & MAA hosted a webinar on AEMTs that featured a panel that included service directors from Kansas who utilize AEMTs, an AEMT instructor, the Bureau of EMS to describe the current laws/regulations, and Missouri EMS administrators who discussed what they are seeking to do in their region.

Missouri law allows AEMTs to provide advanced life support care.  CMS and private insurance companies often allow for billing at the ALS level if an AEMT is present.  AEMTs can help fill the gap created by the shortage of paramedics.  

Learn more from the recording below and see if maybe incorporating AEMTs into your workforce might be part of the answer to the paramedic shortage.

Presented on 11/03/2021.  View the recording here.

Resources from the presentation:

Feedback on Pre-Hospital Trauma Training

The Missouri College of Emergency Physicians (MOCEP) is the charter organization for the International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) program in Missouri. ITLS is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care. ITLS is accepted internationally as the standard training course for pre-hospital trauma care. Not only are courses taught as a continuing education option, but they are also used as essential curricula in many paramedic, EMT and first responder training programs.

The Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association (MEMSA) has partnered with Missouri ITLS and is requesting feedback from EMS agencies around the state regarding pre-hospital trauma training to see if there is a need for additional training options and instructors.  Take the brief 11-question survey here by November 30, 2021 

on behalf of your agency or yourself.

Thank you,

Christopher Sampson, MD
MOCEP President

Justin Duncan
MEMSA President

MEMSA Group Buying Discounts

MEMSA has partnered with Savvik Buying Group to offer its members discounts on products and services. Take advantage of them today!  Organization and individual benefits are available.

Savvik Buying Group is the nation's largest non-profit public safety Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), whose vast assortment of contracts and programs can assist you in saving time and money.

Savvik recognizes your independence to buy from who you want, when you want, and they make sure that your freedom is paramount in its agreements. Many of these programs are already bid and awarded and you can simply link to the contract of your choice. Discounts are available to individual members of MEMSA for personal use from companies like Staples, Grainger, 5.11, AT&T, Best Buy, TKK Electronics, entertainment packages, rental cars, IDShield, Hotel Engine, and much more!  

See complete details on what the Savvik Buying Group can offer you on their website.

Member Benefits

  A voice at the regional, state and national level

  $10,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy

  Annual conference with CEUs

  Missouri EMS Connection magazine

  Savvik Buying Group - see more information

  And much more!

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