Prehospital Airway Management Evidence Based Guideline

The purpose of this Assistance Agreement (AA or Agreement) is to provide assistance to the Recipient, via a discretionary Cooperative Agreement, to support its membership by developing and disseminating 1) an Evidence Based Guideline (EBG) for prehospital airway management by Emergency Medical Services


(EMS), 2) a model treatment protocol based on the EBG, 3) educational materials for use in training EMS clinicians in implementation of the EBG, and 4) performance measures to support implementation of the EBG.The objective is to assemble a multidisciplinary Technical Expert Panel (TEP) that would include experts in emergency medicine, EMS, pediatrics, prehospital airway management, and guideline development methodology, as well as a patient advocate, for the purpose of developing an EBG and model treatment protocol for prehospital airway management by EMS.

The Recipient will develop educational materials for prehospital EMS clinicians and disseminate the EBG, model treatment protocol, educational materials, and performance measures to its membership.
Agency: Department of Transportation

Office: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Estimated Funding: $10,000,000

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This NOFO is limited to organizations that demonstrate that they have the infrastructure in place, as well as the necessary staff and support to carry out the responsibilities of administering, coordinating, and implementing the conditions of this NOFO.

Only organizations capable of fulfilling the criteria listed within this NOFO will be considered for an award.

Applicant must have the existence of an organizational infrastructure that will allow staff time necessary to handle the day-to-day logistical needs for this project.

To be eligible to participate in the Cooperative Agreement, Recipients will meet the following requirements: • Be a medical specialty organization with experience in coordinating outreach to EMS physicians and practitioners throughout the nation; • Have an expert staff that understands the role of EMS medical directors and has first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced in developing, disseminating, and implementing evidence based guidelines (EBGs); • Have experience convening a multidisciplinary panel of experts in EMS, medicine, and methodology to develop EBGs; • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with multiple EMS organizations that represent different facets of EMS systems; and • Have expertise, or the ability to collaborate with organizations having experience, using GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) methodology described in the National Prehospital EBG Model Process (

Interested applicants are advised that no fee or profit will be allowed.

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