“Pandemics are in a rare and stressful time for health care providers with overwhelming caseloads, rapidly evolving information, and competing priorities of self-protection, while maintaining a high level of patient care.”

In this episode of Critical Levels Jason Buick discusses his recent research article COVID-19: What Paramedics Need To Know and attempts explain and bring some clarity to the many changes Paramedics have faced since the pandemic started. 

Jason Buick, ACPf, BSc(Hons.), MSc, PhD(c)
Jason Buick is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on prehospital resuscitation of life-threatening emergencies and evidence-based clinical decision rules for paramedics. His PhD thesis aims to derive and validate a prediction model for clinical deterioration among prehospital STEMI patients during transport to the PCI center. Jason has methodological experience with using large epidemiological databases for observational research. Jason holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from McMaster University and a Master of Science in Health Service Research from the University of Toronto. For his MSc thesis, Jason used Geographical Information System analysis to evaluate neighbourhood determinants on survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and bystander CPR. Jason currently serves as an expert systematic reviewer with the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation (ILCOR) and has previously been an evidence reviewer for the 2015 Basic Life Support Taskforce. Jason can be reached at j.buick@mcnallyproject.ca. Follow Jason on Twitter @jason_buick. View his research on PubMedResearchGate or ResearcherID.

For the show notes for this episode follow the link below to the reasearch article discussed in this epiosde of Critical Levels.