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Search Filters for Prehospital Care, Paramedicine and Emergency Medical Dispatch

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Search Filter - Prehospital Care

EBSCO Medline Complete

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  • Number of hits – November 2017 - 150,600

SU emergency medical services OR  SU emergency medical technicians  OR  SU emergency treatment OR SU emergency medicine  OR SU ambulances OR SU air ambulances  OR SU first aid  OR SU military medicine OR prehospital OR pre-hospital OR paramedic OR ambulance OR out-of-hospital OR out of hospital OR ems OR emt OR emergency services OR emergency medical service* OR emergency technician* OR emergency practitioner OR emergency despatch* OR first responder OR public access defibrillation OR emergency rescue OR emergency resus* OR emergency triage OR advanced life support OR community support co-ordinator OR community support coordinator OR  emergency care practitioner OR extended care practitioner OR physician assistant

OVID EMBASE / EMCARE 

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  • Number of hits – October 2020 - 112,021

SH emergency health services/ or SH rescue personnel/ or SH emergency treatment/ or SH emergency medicine/ or SH ambulance/ or SH air medical transport/ or SH first aid/ or SH military medicine/ or (prehospital or pre-hospital or paramedic or ambulance or out-of-hospital or out of hospital or ems or emt or emergency service* or emergency medical service* or emergency technician* or emergency practitioner* or emergency despatch* or first responder or public access defibrillation or emergency rescue or emergency resus* or emergency triage or advanced life support or community support co-ordinator or community support coordinator or emergency care practitioner or extended care practitioner or physician assistant).ti,ab.

NICE Evidence Search - MEDLINE and CINAHL

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  • MEDLINE - Number of hits – November 2017 - 236,000
  • CINAHL - Number of hits – November 2017 - 70,500

emergency medical services.su OR  emergency medical technicians.su OR  emergency treatment .su OR emergency medicine.su  OR  ambulances.su OR air ambulances.su  OR first aid.su  OR military medicine.su OR prehospital.ti,ab OR pre-hospital.ti,ab  OR paramedic*.ti,ab OR ambulance*.ti,ab OR out-of-hospital.ti,ab OR out of hospital.ti,ab OR ems.ti,ab OR emt.ti,ab OR emergency services.ti,ab OR emergency medical service*.ti,ab OR emergency technician*.ti,ab OR emergency practitioner.ti,ab OR emergency despatch*.ti,ab OR first responder.ti,ab OR public access defibrillation.ti,ab OR emergency rescue.ti,ab OR emergency resus*.ti,ab OR emergency triage.ti,ab OR advanced life support.ti,ab OR community support co-ordinator.ti,ab OR community support coordinator.ti,ab OR  emergency care practitioner.ti,ab OR extended care practitioner.ti,ab OR physician assistant.ti,ab

NICE Evidence Search – EMBASE and EMCARE

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  • Number of hits – November 2017 - 230,000

emergency health service.sh OR  rescue personnel.sh OR  emergency treatment.sh OR emergency medicine.sh  OR  ambulance.sh OR air medical transport.sh  OR first aid.sh  OR military medicine.sh OR prehospital.ti,ab OR pre-hospital.ti,ab  OR paramedic*.ti,ab OR ambulance*.ti,ab OR out-of-hospital.ti,ab OR out of hospital.ti,ab OR ems.ti,ab OR emt.ti,ab OR emergency services.ti,ab OR emergency medical service*.ti,ab OR emergency technician*.ti,ab OR emergency practitioner.ti,ab OR emergency despatch*.ti,ab OR first responder.ti,ab OR public access defibrillation.ti,ab OR emergency rescue.ti,ab OR emergency resus*.ti,ab OR emergency triage.ti,ab OR advanced life support.ti,ab OR community support co-ordinator.ti,ab OR community support coordinator.ti,ab OR  emergency care practitioner.ti,ab OR extended care practitioner.ti,ab OR physician assistant.ti,ab

NICE Evidence Search – PubMed

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  • Number of hits – November 2017 - 175,000

emergency medical services/ OR  emergency medical technicians/ OR  emergency treatment/  OR emergency medicine/  OR  ambulances/ OR air ambulances/  OR first aid/  OR military medicine/ OR prehospital.ti,ab OR pre-hospital.ti,ab  OR paramedic*.ti,ab OR ambulance*.ti,ab OR out-of-hospital.ti,ab OR out of hospital.ti,ab OR ems.ti,ab OR emt.ti,ab OR emergency services.ti,ab OR emergency medical service*.ti,ab OR emergency technician*.ti,ab OR emergency practitioner.ti,ab OR emergency despatch*.ti,ab OR first responder.ti,ab OR public access defibrillation.ti,ab OR emergency rescue.ti,ab OR emergency resus*.ti,ab OR emergency triage.ti,ab OR advanced life support.ti,ab OR community support co-ordinator.ti,ab OR community support coordinator.ti,ab OR  emergency care practitioner.ti,ab OR extended care practitioner.ti,ab OR physician assistant.ti,ab

Updated 03 November 2020