Two EHS research projects recently published
A team of EMS researchers from across the country have been working on study called, ‘The Canadian National EMS Research Agenda’. This is a project of the EMS Chiefs of Canada, and has been funded by the Paramedic Association of Canada, the NS Health Research Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Calgary EMS Foundation. A peer-reviewed publication has just been released in BMC Emergency Medicine that outlines the project methods, and can be found on the BioMed Central website. Read Methodology for the Development of a Canadian National EMS Research Agenda online.
In October 2009, Jan Jensen, Paramedic Research Coordinator, and Tom Dobson, Clinical Quality Coordinator, lead a group of EMS continuous quality improvement managers from across Canada through a workshop on creating Evidence-Informed Guidelines. The results of that workshop and directions for the future of a set of National Evidence-Informed Guidelines for EMS was published in the August issue of Healthcare Policy. Read Towards National Evidence-Informed Practice Guidelines for Canadian EMS: Future Directions online.