Wisconsin — Targeted Issue

Development of the Charlotte, Houston and Milwaukee Prehospital (CHaMP) Research Node

Sept. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2016

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Project Overview
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a relatively new specialty and limited research exists on how to improve care in the prehospital setting. The scarcity in available EMS research is even greater for pediatric populations. Additionally, the ability to gather statistically significant data through sufficient sample sizes is difficult due to the relatively low number of pediatric EMS encounters across the country. The goal of this project is to develop an EMS Research Node Center (E-RNC) that will work in cooperation with the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)* to conduct innovative and significant prehospital pediatric research. Objectives include to: (1) establish the infrastructure for an E-RNC called CHaMP (Charlotte, Houston, and Milwaukee Prehospital) which will include three EMS Affiliates (EMSA); (2) contribute to the science of prehospital pediatric care through the submission of specific research concepts to PECARN; (3) complete a pilot project within the project period that demonstrates the ability of the EMSAs to collect data; and (4) obtain funding for a specific large-scale project.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Main Contact
Award Amount


Name Role(s) Phone Email
E. Brooke Lerner, PhD
  • Principal Investigator
(716) 645-9726 lerner@buffalo.edu


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Introduction to EMS Prehospital Care Research Education Module(s)/Curriculum This video examines how research in the EMS setting differs from hospital-based research. Viewers learn about the barriers to obtaining … 2014 Available Online
Selecting a Study Design Education Module(s)/Curriculum This video examines the various types of study designs and the importance of selecting the best design as it relates … 2014 Available Online


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Prehospital Opioid Administration in the Emergency Care of Injured Children Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2016
2015 Pediatric Research Priorities in Prehospital Care Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2016
Multicenter evaluation of prehospital opioid pain management in injured children Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2016
Prehospital Pediatric Care: Opportunities for Training, Treatment, and Research Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2015
The Current Status of Prehospital Pain Treatment in Children – Improvements are Still Needed Poster PAS 2015 Annual Meeting 2015
Treating Children in the Prehospital Setting: Opportunities for Training, Treating, and Research Presentation 2014 National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Annual Meeting 2014
Research in Prehospital Care: Possible Models for Success Presentation 2014 EMSC Grantee Meeting 2014
Charlotte, Houston, and Milwaukee Prehospital EMS Research Node Center (CHaMP E-RNC ) Introduction Presentation Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Steering Committee & Subcommittee Meeting 2013