ESO and Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA Partner for ESO Research Forum at Wave Conference

Registration open for EMS professionals to join forces with clinical
leaders, researchers and data analysts to undertake real-world projects
aimed at improving community health and safety through the power of data

the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services
(EMS), fire departments and hospitals, and the Prehospital
Care Research Forum at UCLA
today announced open
registration for the ESO Research Forum
held March 19-21 preceding ESO’s
Wave conference
in Austin, Texas. The ESO Research Forum brings
together industry thought leaders and researchers to answer key
questions facing EMS using real national data. More than 1,000 EMS
agencies across the country currently contribute their records to ESO’s
research database to make this work possible.

The core premise of the Forum is: If we have data, we need to use it to
help the profession,” said Dr. Brent Myers, Chief Medical Officer for
ESO. “We believe data can be used to transform how EMS agencies prepare
for and respond to incidents in their communities. We have an
opportunity to impact lives in a positive way, using the power of data
to improve the health and safety of communities”

Attending the ESO Research Forum gives participants the opportunity to
work directly with clinical experts, researchers and statisticians to
examine key issues with academic rigor. EMS professionals with any level
of research experience are encouraged to attend. Research projects
initiated during the Forum will receive continued mentoring and guidance
in preparation for sharing results through presentations and
peer-reviewed publications.

The inaugural Forum that took place in the summer of 2018 produced four
projects that were presented as research abstracts at national

  • 911 dispatchers and patients suffering stroke: A look at
    whether 911 emergency medical dispatchers can reliably identify
    patients suffering from stroke.
  • Ketamine safety: A deeper look comparing adverse events between
    ketamine, benzodiazepines and antipsychotics used for patients
    experiencing psychiatric emergencies.
  • Trauma pain management: An in-depth exploration of analgesia
    administration for traumatic pain, including a description of pain
    management practices by patient race/ethnicity.
  • Prehospital large vessel occlusion: An assessment of which
    prehospital stroke scale is most accurate in predicting large vessel

This Forum is really a groundbreaking effort that makes research
accessible and timely,” said David Page, MS, NRP, Director of the
Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA. “Typically, the types of
investigations we have been able to produce in 72 hours can take up to
10 months in traditional settings. This wouldn’t be possible without
access to the rich dataset provided by ESO. We look forward to
generating more projects that can drive evidence-based changes in EMS
and move the profession forward.”

To learn more about the ESO Research Forum and register to participate,

About ESO

ESO is dedicated to improving community health and safety through the
power of data. Since its founding in 2004, the company continues to
pioneer innovative, user-friendly software to meet the changing needs of
today’s EMS agencies, fire departments, and hospitals. ESO currently
serves more than 14,000 customers throughout North America with a broad
software portfolio, including the industry-leading ESO
Electronic Health Record (EHR)
, the next generation ePCR; ESO
Health Data Exchange (HDE)
, the first-of-its-kind healthcare
interoperability platform; ESO
 and ESO
 for fire departments; and ambulance
revenue recovery/billing software
. ESO is headquartered in Austin,
Texas. For more information, visit

About Prehospital Care Research Forum

Established in 1992 by the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, the
Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA is dedicated to the promotion,
education, and dissemination of prehospital research. Despite numerous
technological and scientific advances, EMS still lacks a unique volume
of research for a solid scientific foundation. As a result, EMS
clinicians, educators, and administrators often make decisions by trial
and error. The Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA believes that it
is the responsibility of emergency medical professionals worldwide to
build a body of evidence to examine prehospital emergency care. To learn
more, visit


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