Evidence Based Guidelines



• _Define evidenced based medicine and practice

• _Identify resources available through NASEMSO to aid states and agencies in developing evidence based guidelines


I. Define evidenced-based medicine and practice

a. Statements developed through rigorous scientific inquiry that inform EMS systems,

medical directors and EMS personnel on standards of care that have been vetted by research

b. The National Prehospital Evidence-based Guideline Model Process has been approved

by the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS and the National EMS Advisory Council

c. The Process is cyclical in nature:

i. System Inputs

ii. EMS Evidence Accumulation & Evaluation

iii. Establish Priorities for Guideline Development

iv. EMS Protocol Development

v. Dissemination of Guidelines/Protocols

vi. Implementation

vii. Evaluation of Effectiveness/Outcomes

viii. EMS Evidence Accumulation

ix. Repeat

II. Resources available to aide states and agencies in developing EBGs

a. Resource: 44NASEMSO—Statewide Implementation of an Evidence-Based Guideline

b. NASEMSO was awarded a grant

i. Focus on pediatric patients

1. To implement an evidence-based guideline on pre-hospital

pain management

III. Patients benefit from EBGs

a. Ensures high-quality patient management

i. Standardized, consistent approach

ii. Proven successful through expert practice and clinical evidence

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Content Creator: Carli Wymore

CAPCE Course Number: 19-EMTP-F3-4315

Total CE Hours: 0.5

Level: Basic

EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.