EMS Personnel Division – Trial Studies

 

  • Trial Study Application [PDF]

 

Current Trial Studies

 

  • There Are No Trial Studies Currently Approved

 

Past Trial Studies

 

Air Q Supraglottic Airway Device

Ventura County and Santa Barbara County EMS Agencies

Final Outcome: Supraglottic airway devices were added to the EMT local optional scope of practice for adults only.  Supraglottic airway devices were added to the paramedic local optional scopes of practice for adult and pediatric patients.

 

Administration of Tranexamic Acid (TXA)

Trial Study Requests

Combined 36-Month Report

Final Outcome: TXA was added to the paramedic local optional scope of practice.

 

Administration of Ketamine for Analgesia

Trial Study Requests

Preliminary Report

Final Outcome: The administration of ketamine was moved into the paramedic local optional scope of practice.

 

Fentanyl

 

Alameda County EMS Agency

EMT-I Advanced Scope of Practice

Inland Counties EMS Agency

Nor-Cal EMS Agency (Alternate ALS EMT-I)

Imperial County EMS Agency (EMT-I with Advanced Skills)

  • Trial Study Request
  • Final Report
  • Final Outcome: initially added to the EMT local optional scope. Subsequently EMT-II regulations adopted the scope of practice.

Amidoarone

Joint trial study with Alameda County EMS Agency and Riverside EMS Agency

ResQPod

Alameda County EMS Agency

EMT-II Modular Trial Study

Imperial County EMS Agency

EMT-I Use of Combitube

San Diego County EMS Agnecy

Neuromuscular Blockers and Advanced Sedation

San Diego County EMS Agency

Melker Cricothyrotomy Catheter Kit

Riverside County EMS Agency

Ondansetron (Zofran)

Santa Barbara County EMS Agency

EMT-I Intravenous Infusions

Ventura County EMS Agency

King Airway and ResQPod by BLS to ALS

Ventura County EMS Agency

  • Trial Study Request
  • Final Report
  • Final Outcome:  ResQPod is considered a mechanical adjunct of basic CPR which is authroized for EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics.