Prehospital Guidelines Consortium

General Information

The Prehospital Guidelines Consortium (PGC) exists to engage EMS stakeholder organizations, institutions, agencies and leaders in a sustainable process that promotes the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based guidelines for prehospital care.

Multiple national organizations are engaged in ongoing efforts to develop, implement and evaluate prehospital evidence-based guidelines (EBGs). The National Prehospital Evidence-Based Guidelines Strategy, developed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) with involvement of 57 stakeholder organizations, recognized a need to develop sustainable relationships among stakeholders and facilitate collaborative prehospital EBG efforts. The first proposed action of the Strategy was creation of a Prehospital Guidelines Consortium (PGC) representing national medical and EMS organizations that have an interest in prehospital EBGs and their benefits to patient outcomes.

  1. Promote EMS EBG development research
  2. Promote development of EMS EBGs
  3. Promote education related to EMS EBGs
  4. Promote implementation of EMS EBGs
  5. Promote standardized evaluation methods for EMS EBGs
  6. Promote funding for EMS EBGs-related projects

Additional information about the Prehospital Guidelines Consortium and other prehospital EBG resources are available here.

PGC Update: 2023

Projects Completed in 2022

Projects in Progress in 2023

  • 2024 Systematic Review of Prehospital Evidence-Based Guidelines
    This will be the third biennial update to the systematic review of guidelines related to prehospital care. Literature review will begin in Spring 2023
  • 2024 EMS Professionals Reading List
    The PGC will initiate in 2023 a new process for open requests for top EMS-related research articles for the biennial reading list that will be used to facilitate continued competency activities of the NREMT and other EMS organizations.
  • Additional projects aim to advance implementation science and support the development of EMS performance measures.

For more information and EBG-related resources, please visit the Prehospital Guidelines Consortium website. Anyone interested in being involved in the PGC should contact

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