Our Mission

Specialized Medical Standards develops, maintains, and distributes high quality education and training resources to the international medical community.

Our Intent

Founded by former military austere and prehospital medical experts, SMS operates with the intent of bringing the best military and international medical practices and operational techniques to the larger medical community in order to enable, enhance and elevate learning and practice.

We will provide novel and relevant education and knowledge to medical first responders to improve safety and response in order to decrease risk.


SMS seeks to be the leader in prehospital, austere and remote medical education and training.  Backed by national and international medical thought leaders, our passion is developing and distributing medical guidelines, training programs and quality education.  Our current flagship effort is developing the Austere Emergency Care educational prehospital training curriculum.

"Overall, the best trauma related class I’ve had in 30+ years in EMS.  EMS generally trains/teaches EMS – it was fantastic to have the military, and former operators teach and train us." - Greg S.