EMS Research / Evidence Based Guidelines

Organization: Emergency Services Education

Created by: Shane Driver NRP, FP-C, CCEMTP


Everyone thinks EMS does a good job, but can it be proven?  Does EMS even fit the Value Based Medicine Model?  Discover how decisions are made when determining our industry's skill set and scope.  Discover how this discovery leads to the development of guidelines and protocols.  Learn where you, the EMS provider, fits into the scope of research and protocol development through accuracy of documentation to clinical trials.


ADPH OEMST 1.5 CME 17-R1-0035, 18-R1-9100, 19-R1-9100, 20-R1-9100, 21-R1-9100, 22-R1-9100, 23-R1-9100


EMS Research:

  • Identify national initiatives and resources that promote and enable EMS Research
  • Explain the practical use of research in EMS care
  • Explain the scientific method
  • Differentiate among the different research methods
  • Explain the process of conducting a literature review

Evidence Based Guidelines:

  • Define evidenced based medicine and practice
  • Identify resources available through NASEMSO
  • Explain the benefits of EBG to patients

Download Sample EMS Research Sample.pdf ~ (828.71 kb)

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