SEMPA is working with multiple national organizations in the ongoing effort to develop, implement and evaluate prehospital evidence-based guidelines (EBGs). The National Prehospital Evidence-Based Guidelines Strategy developed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) with involvement of 57 stakeholder organizations recognized a need to develop sustainable relationships among stakeholders and facilitate collaborative prehospital EBG efforts. The first proposed action of the Strategy was creation of a Prehospital Guidelines Consortium (PGC) representing national medical and EMS organizations that have an interest in prehospital EBGs and their benefits to patient outcomes.
The Consortium’s objectives are to promote:
- EMS EBG development research
- Development of EMS EBGs
- Education related to EMS EBGs
- Implementation of EMS EBGs
- Standardized evaluation methods for EMS EBGs
- Funding for EMS EBGs-related projects
There are a number of prehospital evidence-based guidelines resources that you might find helpful.