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: Josh Renolds
CAPCE Course Number: 22-EMTP-F3-4323
NJ Course Number: 141140
Total CE Hours: 1
Level: Basic
EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.