Advancing the EMS profession

EMS Research

One of NAEMT’s core values is the belief that professional education, national education standards and research are essential to the consistent delivery of high quality, evidence-based EMS. NAEMT actively promotes this value through our support of evidence- based EMS research.

Prehospital Care Research ForumNAEMT partners with the University of California at Los Angeles Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) to support organizations and individuals conducting EMS research.

The mission of PCRF is 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, PCRF includes clinicians, educators, and representatives from state and local governments, public and private sector EMS providers, and manufacturers providing equipment to the prehospital industry.

To ensure research is conducted under actual field conditions, rather than in an academic environment, active participation from EMS personnel is required. To ensure this field-level participation, the value of research needs to be promoted and the methods understood. Ultimately, it is research that will improve patient care and, along the way, increase professionalism in the industry and expand the public’s awareness of the EMS role in the health care delivery system.

PCRF Resources