Emergency Health Services

Research Trials

Clinical research is fundamental to the practice of medicine and the development of safer, more effective treatment options for patients.

This page contains a list of ongoing and completed research trials approved by EHRAB that include patient care practices that differ from those set out in the Basic Life Support Patient Care Standards and Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards (as set out in their respective Research Standards).

More information regarding the submission and approval process for proposed research trials can be found in the “Research Trial Submission and Approval Process -v1.0”. For specific questions regarding ongoing or completed research trials, please contact ParamedicStandards@ontario.ca.

Ongoing Research Trials

Name of Trial Start Date End Date Principal Investigator (PI)
DOuble Sequential External Defibrillation for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation (DOSE-VF) Randomized Controlled Trial September 3, 2019 September 3, 2022 Dr. Sheldon Cheskes
Medical Director
Sunnybrook Center for Prehospital Medicine
Expanding Care by Paramedics to Palliative Patients (EC3P) Study October 1, 2019 October 1, 2021 Dr. Michelle Welsford
Medical Director
Hamilton Health Sciences Centre for Paramedic Education & Research
Patellar Reduction in the Prehospital Setting (PRPS) Study December 1, 2019 December 1, 2021 Dr. Jason Prpic, CCFP (EM)
Health Sciences North Centre for Prehospital Care
Automated Administration of Oxygen using the FreeO2 Device in Ambulances for COPD and Trauma Patients: A Feasibility Study December 1, 2019 June 1, 2021

Dr. Mike Austin
Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario

Completed Research Trials

Name of Trial Start Date End Date Principal Investigator (PI)

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