David Geffen School Of Medicine @ UCLA
Prehospital Care Research Forum
UCLA Center
for Prehospital Care

PCRF Research Podcasts

The Prehospital Care Research Forum is dedicated to fostering and improving research in EMS. Below you will find select podcasts discussing current research that affects EMS. These podcasts are meant to review methodology and applicability to prehospital care, promote healthy and respectful discussions, and inspire new research. We encourage you to comment on the podcasts and make suggestions as to how we can improve this feature.

The IMMEDIATE Randomized Controlled Trial discussion by David, Josh, Aaron, Keith, Marshall

How does the administration of an IV infusion of glucose-insulin-potassium in the ambulance affect the outcome of a patient with an acute myocardial infarction?

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How important is it to get enough sleep before your next shift on the ambulance? by David, Aaron, Keith

Going beyond just being tired, overworked and underpaid, what cognitive decisions are being affected by sleep deprivation? 

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Is working as an emergency medical technician one of the most dangerous jobs? by David, Aaron, Keith, Marshall

EMS providers have always known how dangerous their job can be. This groundbreaking study might just show exactly how dangerous.

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Should EMS providers use an ultrasound device to detect cardiac contractions in profound hypotension? by David, Aaron, Keith

Cardiac ultrasound? Is this feasible in the prehospital setting for patients in cardiac arrest

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Does Epinephrine increase survivability for prehospital cardiac arrest? by David, Aaron, Keith

A recent paper from researchers in Australia analyzed the impact of administering epinephrine for prehospital cardiac arrest

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