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The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care established the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA in 1992 in cooperation with Jems Communications. The mission? To promote, educate and disseminate prehospital research conducted at all provider levels to advance and challenge the future of EMS.

Comprised of respected members of the national and international EMS community, Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA Associates represents clinicians, educators, and representatives from state and local governments, public and private sector EMS providers, and manufacturers providing equipment to the prehospital industry.

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The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care established the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA in 1992 in cooperation with Jems Communications. The mission? To promote, educate and disseminate prehospital research conducted at all provider levels to advance and challenge the future of EMS.

Comprised of respected members of the national and international EMS community, Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA Associates represents clinicians, educators, and representatives from state and local governments, public and private sector EMS providers, and manufacturers providing equipment to the prehospital industry.

    The ABCs: More than a mnemonic (Feb 2024)

    The ABCs: More than a mnemonic (Feb 2024)

    Checklists have become a part of every EMS provider's day. We use them to check in our ambulances, ensure we have all our equipment, and help us prepare for low-frequency skills. However, can a checklist do more than that? Can a checklist help us perform better in the field? Join us for this month's Prehospital Care Research Forum education podcast, where we will review a study that evaluated if using an easy-to-remember checklist can improve cardiac arrest management.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    To Treat or Not to Treat: Atrial Fibrillation (Feb 2024)

    To Treat or Not to Treat: Atrial Fibrillation (Feb 2024)

    While most cardiac dysrhythmias fit nicely into a treatment algorithm, atrial fibrillation stands out as lacking clear-cut treatment guidelines. Concerns over patient outcome, risk of potential stroke, and further cardiac damage leave many agencies favoring rapid transport and limited treatment. Additionally, limited data is available to link prehospital treatment to the patient’s hospital discharge status. Join this month's PCRF Journal Club to discuss a landmark paper that evaluates treating atrial fibrillation in the prehospital setting, including a link between prehospital treatment and hospital outcome data.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Unlocking Inner Peace During Paramedic School (Jan 24)

    Unlocking Inner Peace During Paramedic School (Jan 24)

    Mental health has long been a focus of the overall well-being of the EMS provider. However, should training in stress management start sooner, perhaps during initial education? Can meditation help improve success during paramedic training? To help answer these questions, join this month's Prehospital Care Research Forum education podcast to learn the impacts of adding a course on meditation. Specifically, what benefits were found in reducing depression, anxiety, and stress in initial education paramedic students?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How safe is EMS: A review of occupational injuries and illness in paramedics

    How safe is EMS: A review of occupational injuries and illness in paramedics

    The inherent risk of injury and illness comes with most jobs, more so in the first responder community. Working on the front lines during disasters, roadway collisions, and violent encounters, paramedics experience their fair share of risk. However, limited large-scale data analysis describes the injuries and illnesses paramedics face. Join this month's PCRF Journal Club as we review a study that evaluated workforce data to describe these challenges paramedics face and how we compare to other first responders and those in health care.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10548021/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Best of Educational Research in 2023! (Dec 2023)

    The Best of Educational Research in 2023! (Dec 2023)

    Join us for this end-of-year special edition of the PCRF Education Research Journal Club when each of our panelists will share a favorite article from the educational literature in 2023.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Adverse safety encounters in pediatric patients (Dec 2023)

    Adverse safety encounters in pediatric patients (Dec 2023)

    Most of our pediatric patients cared for and transported by EMS have low acuity, which results in very favorable outcomes. Despite this, EMS providers still experience adverse safety encounters while caring for pediatric patients. Join this month's PCRF Journal Club as we review a study that evaluated the frequency, type, and potential harm from these adverse safety encounters across 15 EMS Agencies in 3 states.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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