EMS 2016 LLSA Reading List


EMS System Issues

Evidence-based Medicine Guidelines

Brown KM, Macias CG, Dayan PS, Shah MI, Weik TS, Wright JL, et al. The development of evidence-based prehospital guidelines using a GRADE-based methodology. Prehosp Emerg Care 2014;18(1 Suppl):3-14.

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Kim F, Nichol G, Maynard C, Hallstrom A, Kudenchuk PJ, Rea T, et al. Effect of prehospital induction of mild hypothermia on survival and neurological status among adults with cardiac arrest: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2014 Jan;311(1):45-52.

Rubertsson S, Lindgren E, Smeakal D, Ostlund O, Silfverstolpe J, Lichtveld RA, et al. Mechanical chest compressions and simultaneous defibrillation vs conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: the LINC randomized trial. JAMA 2014 Jan;311(1):53-61.


Bosson N, Santillanes G, Kaji AH, et al.  Risk factors for apnea in pediatric patients transported by paramedics for out-of-hospital seizure. Ann Emerg Med2014;63(3):302-8.

Shah MI, Macias CG, Dayan PS, Weik TS, Brown KM, Fuchs SM, et al. An evidence-based guideline for pediatric prehospital seizure management using GRADE methodology. Prehosp Emerg Care 2014 Jan;18(1 Suppl):15-24.

Prehospital Trauma Care

Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury Investigators. Goal-directed resuscitation in the prehospital setting: a propensity-adjusted analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 May;74(5):1207-12.

Bulger EM, Snyder D, Schoelles K, Gotschall C, Dawson D, Lang E, et al. An evidence-based prehospital guideline for external hemorrhage control: American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Prehosp Emerg Care 2014 April-June;18(2):163-73.

Davidson GH, Rivara FP, Mack CD, Kaufman R, Jurkovich GJ, Bulger EM. Validation of prehospital trauma triage criteria for motor vehicle collisions. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014 March;76(3):755-61.

Standards and Clinical Practice of the National Association of EMS Physicians; Subcommittee on Emergency Services–Prehospital of the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma (ACSCOT). Withholding and termination of resuscitation of adult cardiopulmonary arrest secondary to trauma: resource document to the joint NAEMSP-ACSCOT position statements. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Sept;75(3):459-67.

Thomas SH, Brown KM, Oliver ZJ, Spaite DW, Lawner BJ, Sahni R, et al.  An evidence-based guideline for the air medical transportation of prehospital trauma patients. Prehosp Emerg Care 2014 Jan;18(1 Suppl):35-44.