Advancing the EMS profession

EMS Research

One of NAEMT’s core values is the belief that professional education, national education standards and research are essential to the consistent delivery of high quality, evidence-based EMS. NAEMT actively promotes this value through our support of evidence-based EMS research.  NAEMT works with the following organizations:

  • NAEMSPThe Prehospital Emergency Care Journal, published by the National Association of Emergency Physicians (NAEMSP) is a peer-reviewed publication recognized as the official journal of NAEMT. It is indexed in Index Medicus, by the National Library of Medicine. The mission of the Journal is to foster and disseminate EMS literature of the highest quality. The Editorial Board is comprised of nationally renowned EMS physicians and professionals. The Journal features original research, NAEMSP position papers, case conferences, collective reviews and editorials.

    NAEMT full members receive more than 50 percent off the regular subscription price of this publication. NAEMT members can also access Prehospital Emergency Care Podcasts at and subscribe via iTunes for alerts!

  • Prehospital Care Research ForumPrehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF) – NAEMT partners with the University of California at Los Angeles PCRF to support organizations and individuals conducting EMS research. The mission of PCRF is to promote, educate and disseminate prehospital research conducted at all provider levels to advance and challenge the future of EMS. Comprised of respected members of the national and international EMS community, PCRF includes clinicians, educators, and representatives from state and local governments, public and private sector EMS providers, and manufacturers providing equipment to the prehospital industry. View PCRF Resources:

    Prehospital Guidelines Consortium
  • Prehospital Guidelines Consortium (PGC) – Multiple national organizations are engaged in ongoing efforts to develop, implement and evaluate prehospital evidence-based guidelines (EBGs). The Consortium was created based on The National Prehospital Evidence-Based Guidelines Strategy, a multi-stakeholder initiative to facilitate a collaborative process to establish prehospital EBGs. NAEMT is an organizational member of PGC. You can view all of the guidelines adopted to date here. Download additional EBG resources.
  • JSOMThe Journal of Special Operations Medicine (JSOM) is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to special operations medicine and is indexed in the US National Library of Medicine’s PubMed.  The Journal focuses on unconventional and operational medicine including tactical casualty care practiced in remote and austere environments. NAEMT full members receive a 15% discount on all Journal of Special Operations Medicine publications!