The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Field Trauma Triage Guidelines (FTTG), for use by clinicians nationwide, provide evidence-based criteria in making care and transport decisions for patients with traumatic injuries in the prehospital setting.
Model EMS Protocol for Prehospital Pain Management (NASEMSO)
This model protocol incorporates elements of an evidence-based guideline for prehospital analgesia in trauma and evidence-based guidelines for prehospital pain management created using the National Prehospital Evidence-Based Guideline Model Process.
The purpose of this website is to promote openness, discussion and collaboration among system directors in the development of EMS protocols, with the goal to help improve all EMS protocols to the current state of the science using evidence-based medicine.
The list of available protocols is a work in progress.
No pediatric-specific document, would need to access each state/agency guideline to find pediatric resources.
Highlights of the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
These Highlights summarize the key issues and changes in the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The 2020 Guidelines are a comprehensive revision of the AHA’s guidelines for adult, pediatric, neonatal, resuscitation education science, and systems of care topics. They have been developed for resuscitation providers and AHA instructors to focus on the resuscitation science and guidelines recommendations that are most significant or controversial, or those that will result in changes in resuscitation training and practice, and to provide the rationale for the recommendations.
(see pages 16-25 for Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life support)
Prehospital Evidence Based Practice (PEP) Resources
PEP is a collaborative effort of Canadian and international EMS Clinicians (paramedics, physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals). PEP is sponsored and managed by the Dalhousie University Department of Emergency Medicine Division of EMS, and Emergency Health Services Nova Scotia.
Click on "Open Resource" and scroll down to "Pediatric" in the alphabetized list. Topics include: Advanced Airway Management, Airway Emergency; Allergic Reaction; Altered Mental State; Burns; Cardiac Arrest & Arrhythmia; Environmental Emergency; Respiratory Distress; Shock; Trauma; Perinatal Care.
This link contains the following pediatric evidence-based guideline (EBG) topics: Neonatal Resuscitation, PALS, Pediatric BLS and CPR Quality, Pediatric Seizures, Traumatic Brain Injury in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Pediatric Cervical Spinal Injuries.