Canadian Paramedicine Response to COVID-19: Challenges and innovations

Bowles, Ronald | $50,000

British Columbia Justice Institute of British Columbia 2020 NSERC College COVID-19 Grant

This project will gather, organize, analyze and rapidly disseminate information crucial to Canadian

paramedicine’s successful response to the COVID‑19 pandemic. Researchers will interview and survey key

informants in Canadian emergency medical services (EMS) to gather data on challenges, innovations, barriers,

and solutions for adapting practice to the specific threats of COVID-19. In addition, researchers will collect and

share key resources such as modified protocols, standards, and policies. Analysis will focus on developing

lessons-learned, identifying ongoing challenges and disseminating evolving strategies and practices. The

project will employ prioritize rapid dissemination, using online resource repositories, webinars, and

communication/collaboration activities (e.g., webcast series) to share emerging findings with stakeholders from

Canadian prehospital emergency care.

With funding from the Government of Canada

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