Congratulations to Dr. Mike Austin, Associate Medical Director, Research at the RPPEO, on his recent Clinical Investigator appointment in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of OHRI. A former medic in Australia himself, Mike is a strong proponent of paramedic research and developing paramedic researchers.
Julie Sinclair, RPPEO coordinator and former paramedic, presented the results of “Hypoglycemic Patients Treated by Paramedics and the Prehospital Predictors of Admission” at this year’s NAEMSP Conference in San Diego, CA.
RESEARCH 101 – “Become more scientific about what we do!”
Research 101 is an entertaining and informative online video series, designed to encourage paramedics to get involved with research! Led by Dr. Baxter Larmon & David Page from the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA (David Page also writes a research column in JEMS) – you’ll learn the benefits of prehospital research and gain a better understanding of the process of research by using the 12 step plan on how to conduct a research study. Earn four (4) elective CME credits and click the link below to sign up for Research 101.
A big thank you to have the Ottawa Paramedic Service and all the paramedics for their significant involvement in this international study. Check out the National Institute of Health recent Media Release describing the main results of the ROC CCC Study that was released Nov 9, 2015.
Posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention June 25, 2015.
Stephen B. Soumerai, ScD; Douglas Starr, MS; Sumit R. Majumdar, MD, MPH
Suggested citation for this article: Soumerai SB, Starr D, Majumdar SR. How Do You Know Which Health Care Effectiveness Research You Can Trust? A Guide to Study Design for the Perplexed. Prev Chronic Dis 2015;12:150187. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd12.150187.
Evaluation of the Implementation of the Revised Paramedic Prompt Card for Acute Stroke Protocol in Eastern Ontario
The Paramedic Prompt Card for Acute Stroke Protocol and the study “Evaluation of the Implementation of the Revised Paramedic Prompt Card for Acute Stroke Protocol” was presented by Kristy Smaggus, RPPEO Research Coordinator, in Vancouver at the Canadian Stroke Congress 2014, October 4th 2014. Thank-you to all the paramedics, study champions and paramedic services for your participation with the study!
The Barriers to Self-Reporting Patient Safety Events by Paramedics was accepted for Oral Presentation – Emergency Track at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference held in Ottawa, May 31 – June 4, 2014.
A Podcast, presented by Julie Sinclair – RPPEO Coordinator, is availble for anyone who attended the conference: http://caep.sclivelearningcenter.com.
Thank you to all the paramedics in Eastern Ontario for their participation in this study.
Last fall, a survey was distributed during CMEs to over 1200 paramedics in our region, as part of a study entitled, "Identifying Barriers to Self-Reporting Near Misses, Adverse Events and Patient Care Variances by Paramedics". The 98.6% response rate has yielded a lot of data which is currently being analyzed. An abstract will be prepared for submission Fall 2013.