Evidence-based EMS is the practice of delivering emergency medicine in the prehospital environment in a manner that is:

  • Based on evidence, not tradition. Evidence includes both published clinical research and internal data analytics tools such as performance metrics and KPIs.
  • Patient-centric; each patient is unique and treatments are based in a diagnostic assessment.
  • Aimed at improving outcomes within the context of the greater healthcare community. For different patient populations, this could mean not going to the hospital; or delivering advanced critical care medicine as close to the point of injury/point of illness as possible; or providing minimum stabilization and rapid transport to definitive care at an advanced-level facility.

About the Author

Samuel Kordik is an experienced paramedic, clinical educator, and research/data nerd. He currently coordinates quality assurance/improvement efforts and conducts data analysis, research, and reporting at Cypress Creek EMS. Samuel also is a lead educator for initial and on-going accredited paramedic education programs. Samuel has been a paramedic for over a decade and has been at Cypress Creek EMS for six years. In addition to EMS, Samuel has a background in software development and information technology.

Samuel’s credentials:

  • NREMT-P, TX state EMT-P
  • TX state EMS Instructor, NAEMSE Level 2 instructor
  • AHA Training site coordinator, ACLS-EP course director
  • NAEMT AMLS affiliate faculty, PHTLS instructor, TCCC instructor
  • IPMBA EMS Cyclist instructor

Opinions on this blog are Samuel’s and do not represent the opinions or statements of Cypress Creek EMS or any other organizations.