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The top five research priorities in physician-provided pre-hospital critical care

In 2011, a European expert panel participated in a consensus process to define key priority areas for research within the subfield of physician-provided pre-hospital critical care. The expert panel concluded that the five most important areas for further research in the field of physician-based pre-hospital critical care were the following:

  • Appropriate staffing and training in pre-hospital critical care and the effect on outcomes. This includes the value of physicians in the pre-hospital field.
  • Advanced airway management in pre-hospital care: what is best for the patient?
  • Definition of time windows for key critical interventions which are indicated in the pre-hospital phase of care
  • The role of pre-hospital ultrasound
  • Dispatch/activation criteria for pre-hospital critical care services

This thematic series published in SJTREM seeks to follow up on the progress made in these fields in the 7 years since the consensus report was published.

  1. Content type: Review

    In 2011, the role of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) was defined as one of the top five research priorities in physician-provided prehospital critical care and future research topics were proposed; the feasib...

    Authors: Morten Thingemann Bøtker, Lars Jacobsen, Søren Steemann Rudolph and Lars Knudsen

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2018 26:51

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  2. Content type: Original research

    Physician-manned emergency medical teams supplement other emergency medical services in some countries. These teams are often selectively deployed to patients who are considered likely to require critical care...

    Authors: Espen Fevang, David Lockey, Julian Thompson and Hans Morten Lossius

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2011 19:57

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