Pediatric Clinical Care

EMS Evidence Based Guidelines Project

At the Direction of the the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) and the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) the EMS Office at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in conjunction with the EMS for Children Program at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have been jointly funding the development of EMS Evidenced Based Guidelines (EBGs).

EBGs are the product of a scientifically rigorous process in which multidisciplinary experts systematically review existing evidence and create guidelines that can be used to develop EMS protocols. Guidelines are not a "one size fits all" approach to developing EMS protocols. Instead, they are a tool to help EMS systems provide optimal care to their patients while allowing flexibility to consider local needs and resources. Sometimes the EBG process demonstrates that "the way we've always done things" may not be the best way - and can lead to protocol changes that improve patient care or lower the cost of providing care.

For Further information on the methodology used to develop EBGs see this article:
 
 
Development of Evidenced-Based Prehospital Guidelines using a GRADE-Based Methodology

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An Evidenced-Based Guideline for Pediatric Prehospital Seizure Management

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An Evidenced-Based Guideline for Prehospital Analgesia in Trauma

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An Evidenced-Based Guideline for the Air Medical Transportation of Prehospital Trauma Patients

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Evidence-Based Prehospital Guideline for External Hemorrhage

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