Canadian Paramedicine Response to COVID-19: Challenges and innovations

Bowles, Ronald R | $75,000

British Columbia Justice Institute of British Columbia 2020 CIHR Other

This project will gather, organize, analyze and rapidly disseminate information crucial to Canadianparamedicine’s successful response to the COVID‑19 pandemic. Researchers will interview and survey keyinformants 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 andshare key resources such as modified protocols, standards, and policies. Analysis will focus on developinglessons-learned, identifying ongoing challenges and disseminating evolving strategies and practices. Theproject will employ prioritize rapid dissemination, using online resource repositories, webinars, andcommunication/collaboration activities (e.g., webcast series) to share emerging findings with stakeholders fromCanadian prehospital emergency care.

With funding from the Government of Canada

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