EMS Personnel Division – Trial Studies


  • Chart of Current Trial Studies [PDF]
  • Trial Study Application [PDF]

Current Trial Studies


Air Q Supraglottic Airway Device

Ventura EMS Agency; Santa Barbara EMS Agency

Administration of Tranexamic Acid (TXA)

Inland Counties EMS Agency (ICEMA)

Riverside County EMS Agency

Alameda County EMS Agency

Past Trial Studies



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.


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


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.