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Table 1 All suggested research areas

From: The top five research priorities in physician-provided pre-hospital critical care: a consensus report from a European research collaboration

1 Pre-hospital critical care. Staffing, training and effect
2 Advanced airway management in pre-hospital care
3 Define time window for time-critical interventions
4 Pre-hospital ultrasound
5 Dispatch/activation criteria for physician-manned EMS
6 Integrated information systems
7 Evaluating quality of care
8 Patient safety in the pre-hospital setting
9 Pre-hospital temperature management in critical care patients
10 Monitoring in the pre-hospital setting
11 Fluid resuscitation in shock
12 Efficient and reliable trauma registries
13 Immobilization techniques
14 Pre-hospital management of stroke
15 Where to go with which patient?
16 Emergency cardiac care in the pre-hospital setting
17 Management of haemorrhagic shock
18 Interhospital transport
19 Does further centralization give better outcomes?
20 Goal-directed therapy studies in pre-hospital critical care
21 EMS systems - regionalization of emergency care
22 Validity and impact of pre-hospital assessment
23 Economic impact of EMS
24 Pre-hospital analgesia, new perspectives
25 Major incident management: How can it be improved?
26 Management of severe head injury
27 Pre-hospital recognition and goal-directed therapy of sepsis
28 Paediatric transport solutions
29 Implementation of new guidelines and research findings
30 Effects of pre-hospital care on quality of life
31 Ethical implications in pre-hospital research
32 Pre-hospital care as a steering system for acute patients
33 Lay person interventions before arrival of EMS
34 Communication and interaction between EMS and hospitals
35 Evaluation of future needs in pre-hospital care
36 Pre-hospital thoracotomy