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ROC 101 – Research for EMS Providers

This course explains how you, as an EMS provider, can collaborate in important trauma and cardiac arrest research being conducted by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC).

You will learn the standards for clinical research and be able to apply them when you participate in a ROC study. These standards protect study patients and help ensure the integrity of research results.

The ROC is your opportunity to shape the future of EMS. Future patients will benefit from the research you and the ROC sites are doing today. Your full participation is vital.

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Course Objectives
ROC 101 Research is an online EMS continuing education module for EMS providers in the US and Canada including first responder, emergency medical technician (EMT), PCP (primary care paramedic), ACP (advanced care paramedic) and paramedics. After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify the goals of the ROC and the makeup of the ROC sites.
  2. Identify the three elements required of an EMS provider to participate in a research study.
  3. Identify the criteria for an emergency exception from consent and when it is applied.
  4. Identify the reasons why patients need to meet enrollment criteria.
  5. Identify reasons why it is important to correctly record data.
  6. Identify the reasons for restricting use of investigational therapy to enrolled patients.

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