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Prehospital Cochrane Corner
Cochrane Systematic Reviews
This Prehospital Cochrane Corner is a collaborative effort between the Cochrane Canada and the Dal Division of EMS. The staff of the CCC has searched the Cochrane Library for reviews that are pertinent to prehospital/paramedic care.
Are you looking for reliable research information? Do you want to keep improving your practice? Cochrane reviews can help you take an evidence-based approach and keep you informed about what works and what doesn't work.
Why use Cochrane reviews?
  • They save you time by summarizing the evidence on the effectiveness of treatments and interventions
  • Cochrane systematic reviews are produced to the highest methodological standard
  • Systematic reviews are more reliable (less biased) than the results of a single study
  • An 'implications for practice' section provides quick information for practice
  • Cochrane review authors are independent and must declare conflict of interests
  • Reviews are updated on a regular basis
What is The Cochrane Collaboration?
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international, non-profit organization made up of thousands of volunteer researchers, health professionals and patients in over 100 countries. Cochrane produces and disseminates systematic reviews on the effectiveness of health care interventions.
The Collaboration is organized into Cochrane Groups - which are focused are particular areas of health care (such as the Acute Respiratory Infections group, or Dementia and Cognitive Impairment group); and Cochrane Fields - which focus on areas of interest that overlap several groups (such as the Prehospital and Emergency Care field). Cochrane Centers - such as the CCC, help to coordinate volunteers, offer training, and promote the Cochrane Collaboration.
The key product of Cochrane is The Cochrane Library, with new and updated reviews being published daily. It contains Cochrane reviews, as well as databases of trials, health technology assessments, and economic and methodological studies. Take the online tutorials or view Cochrane Special Collections, review podcasts, see The Journal Club at and Cochrane Summaries at

The Canadian Cochrane Centre also has resources such as Demystifying Cochrane: Frequently Asked Questions, webinars (live and archived), workshops, events and newsletters at
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The Prehospital Cochrane Corner offers summaries of the evidence found from the Cochrane Library on prehospital interventions.
Keywords Used to Search The Cochrane Library:
Paramedic, paramedics, paramedicine, emergency medical services, emergency, prehospital, pre-hospital, out-of-hospital, resuscitation, air medical transport, aeromedical, trauma, burns, overdose, poisoning, hypothermia
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