Texas — Targeted Issue

Integrating Evidence-Based Pediatric Prehospital Protocols into Practice

Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2013

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Project Overview
The overall aim of this project is to create a statewide infrastructure for the development, implementation, and measurement of outcomes of evidence-based pediatric prehospital protocols in a state with independently functioning Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems. The goals of this project are to (1) establish/evaluate a process for developing evidence-based pediatric prehospital protocols for the state through the EMSC State Partnership and the TCH Evidence Based Outcomes Center (TCH EBOC); (2) implement a pediatric prehospital protocol in 3 targeted EMS systems in Houston, Dallas, and Austin through training of prehospital personnel in the use of the protocol; and (3) evaluate the impact of a pediatric prehospital protocol by tracking structural, process, and outcomes measures after its implementation in multiple systems.
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Main Contact
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
Manish Shah, MD, MS
  • Principal Investigator
(832) 824-6703 mxshah@texaschildrens.org


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Houston Fire Department Protocols for Pediatric Respiratory Distress due to Wheezing and Croup Protocol/Guidelines 2014 Not Available
Pediatric Evidence-Based Protocol Updates for the Houston Fire Department Houston Fire Department Education Module(s)/Curriculum 2014 Not Available
Respiratory Distress Protocol Protocol/Guidelines Evidence-based protocols compile existing medical literature into an algorithm for the management of patients in the pre-hospital setting. Though these … 2011 Available Online


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Implementation of a Prehospital Protocol Change For Asthmatic Children Research Paper/Publication Prehospital Emergency Care 2018
Evidence-Based Guidelines for Emergency Care Presentation 2012 EMSC Grantee Meeting 2015
Emergency Medical Services: More Than Just a Ride to the Hospital Presentation Boston Children's Hospital, Emergency Medicine Conference; Baylor College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics/Texas Children's Hospital, Grand Rounds 2014
Beyond Scoop and Run Optimizing Emergency Care through EMS Presentation All Houston Emergency Medicine Conference 2014
Collaborating between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Emergency Medical Services for Children: Evidence-Based Guideline Development, Implementation, and Evaluation Presentation 2014 EMSC Grantee Meeting 2014
Implementation of an Evidence-Based, Standardized Pediatric Prehospital Respiratory Distress Protocol Presentation National Association of State EMS Officials Annual Meeting 2013
Development of a Standardized, Evidence-Based Pediatric Prehospital Protocol for Respiratory Distress Presentation EMSC Grantee Meeting & NAEMSP Annual Conference 2012