|AMBULANCE (EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE) INTERVENTIONS IN RESPONSE TO PANDEMICS: A SCOPING REVIEW
|The aim of this scoping review is to identify and present the available quantitative and qualitative evidence of EMS pandemic preparedness, and how this translates into practice.This will include studies of EMS pandemic preparedness plans, intervention implementation, evaluations, and importantly perceptions of EMS staff and patients.
|Systematic scoping review.
|We wish to better understand how ambulance (emergency medical) services respond to pandemics, what the outcomes of such a response are and how these services are experienced by patients and staff during pandemics.
|Peer reviewed publications and conference presentations and recommendations for EMS service delivery.
|The findings of this scoping review will be used to inform future research to strengthen EMS pandemic preparedness planning.