The EMS profession, increasingly, is basing its use of medications and procedures on evidence. Either evidence supporting the continuation of an existing practice or the adoption of a new practice. Or the ceasing a practice not supported by evidence.
Of course, some practices go away or enter the profession more quickly than others.
Evidence is at the cope of the 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice model. The expert panel asked for each medication or procedure:
- Is there evidence that the procedure or skill is beneficial to public health?
- Is there evidence that the procedure or skill can be done safely?
Read more about the 2018 National EMS Scope of Practice model, read the draft document and watch and EMS Focus webinar on EMS1.