PCRF News - March 2016

Dr. Baxter Larmon honored

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Larmon for receiving the JEMS Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at EMS Today in Baltimore last month.  Please be sure to honor this great achievement by congratulating him directly or sending us a nice note to pcrf@mednet.ucla.edu and we will make sure he gets it.
Bax established the PCRF in 1992 and is the driving force behind its success as the premiere prehospital care research organization in the U.S. His leadership and dedication to facilitating research has helped shape the face of prehospital care as we know it.

EMS Today Abstracts set new records

The PCRF had a record year at EMS Today 2016: We had a full room with over 100 attendees as our oral abstracts were presented.   Twelve abstracts were presented in total.

You can view all abstracts published in all years, using our Abstract Search.

New PCRF Director

Dr. Larmon becomes the Founding Director and officially passes the torch to David Page

Bax is the heart and soul of the PRCF and… he has officially retired as Director of the PCRF at UCLA.  As his role transitions into a new phase, the board voted unanimously to move him into a new and unique Founding Director position. He will continue to share his wisdom and guidance, as well as assist with PCRF workshops and other projects.

David Page, MS, NRP, a long time member of the PCRF board has assumed the role of director.  Mr. Page is also a Senior Lecturer and PhD candidate for the Department Of Community Emergency Health And Paramedic Practice at Monash University. He continues to practice as a field paramedic with Allina Health EMS in St. Paul, MN. With over 30 years of EMS experience he is an award winning national and international speaker, researcher and writer.  Please welcome and support Dave as he continues Dr. Larmon’s work.

Australian Research Winner Presents at EMS Today

Special thanks to Kylie Dyson BHlthSc (Hons), PhD Candidate and member of the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC), from the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Kylie presented her winning abstract from the Paramedics Australasia Conference (PAIC 2015): Paramedic Exposure to Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Is Associated With Patient Survival; (Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016;9:00-00. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.115.002317.)

THANK YOU to our partners!

PCRF proudly announces new and renewed financial support from our partners. You make it possible for us continue our mission.


  • JEMS


  • Laerdal


  • Fisdap
  • Weber State University
  • Jones and Bartlett Learning