The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care established the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA in 1992 in cooperation with Jems Communications. The mission? 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, Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA Associates represents clinicians, educators, and representatives from state and local governments, public and private sector EMS providers, and manufacturers providing equipment to the prehospital industry.
To ensure research is conducted under actual field conditions, rather than in an academic environment, active participation from EMS personnel is required. For this to be accomplished, the value of research needs to be promoted and the methods understood. Ultimately, it is research that will improve patient care and, along the way, increase professionalism in the industry and expand the public’s awareness of the EMS role in the health care delivery system.