What Research Says in EMS

Nov 11 2021
12:45 - 13:45
Cascade A-B

What Research Says in EMS

“What the Research Says” engages providers on current hot button topics and trends in Emergency Medical Services.  The course reviews recently published, peer reviewed literature to help breakdown some of the controversy’s EMS personnel will face both in the station and while treating patients.  Topics include spinal immobilization, fluid resuscitation, hemorrhage control, rapid sequence induction, provider fatigue, and oxygen therapy.  The course is designed for all provider levels as evidence-based practice impacts all EMS professionals. 

By the end of the presentation:

  • T he student will be able to define evidence based medicine and practice
  • The student will be able to explain why EMS professionals should participate in research
  • The student will know the principles of conducting a literature review
  • The students will be able to describe the scientific method
  • The student will be able to define an unstable cervical spine fracture
  • The student will be able to explain the prominence of an unstable cervical spine fracture inpenetrating and blunt trauma patients
  • The student will be able to contrast the risks and benefits of immobilizing and not immobilizing trauma patients
  • The student will be able to list the important pre-hospital interventions in regard to cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients who suffer cardiac arrest
  • The student will be able to contrast the quality of chest compressions in the pre-hospital setting with American Heart Association guideline specific chest compressions
  • The student will be able to compare the survivability benefits of mechanical compressions and manual compressions
  • The student will be able to list the risks and benefits of mechanical compression devices
  • The student will be able to describe the importance of tourniquet application in patients suffering hemorrhage
  • The student will be able to describe the importance between width and pressure of the tourniquet when applying it to treat hemorrhage
  • The student will be able to list other hemorrhage control products including QuickClot and HemCon
  • The student will be able to compare the use of Tranexamic Acid in the MATTERs and CRASH-2 studies
  • The student will be able to list the risks of providing excess fluid intravenously in trauma patients
  • The student will be able to list the recommendations for fluid resuscitation in the pre-hospital setting
  • The student will be able to describe the physiological effects of oxygen administration
  • The student will be able to differentiate between the risk and benefits of oxygen administration
  • The student will be able to list the steps of rapid sequence induction
  • The student will be able to list the indications and contraindications of the drugs used in RSI
  • The student will be able to explain the importance of recognizing rescuer fatigue
  • The student will be able to list the reasons for increased injury and illness in EMS providers
  • The student will be able to list steps agencies can take to prevent rescuer fatigue