Emergency medical services (EMS) must provide a wide range of care for patients in
the out-of-hospital setting. While previous work has detailed that EMS providers rarely
perform certain procedures, (eg, endotracheal intubation) there are limited data detailing
the frequency of procedures across the breadth of EMS providers’ scope of practice.
We sought to characterize procedures performed by EMS in the United States.
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