EMS Medical Studies Participation

Milwaukee County EMS and City of South Milwaukee Fire personnel Participate in Medical Studies

The City of South Milwaukee participates in a Countywide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agreement that ensures consistency, countywide access to Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic services for an EMS response.  All paramedic and EMT units within the County, including the City of South Milwaukee Fire Department, are required “to participate in research as determined by the County Research Committee.” These studies are highly regulated by various federal agencies. The two-part study relates to treatment aspects of cardiac arrest events: one part is an interventional drug study and the other part relates to CPR techniques. Study protocol requires that an individual “opt out” if they do not want to be automatically included in the study in the event of a cardiac arrest event where an ambulance responds.  All residents are encouraged to read the informational materials provided by the studies or “opt out”. There are instructions and contact information in the last paragraph of each study document to assist you in getting your questions answered or in “opting-out.”

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF AN EXCEPTION TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMED CONSENT UNDER EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR A CPR RESEARCH STUDY IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI (Amiodarone (PN101), Lidocaine, or Neither for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Due to Ventricular Fibrillation or Tachycardia [ALPS Trial])

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF AN EXCEPTION TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMED CONSENT UNDER EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR A CPR RESEARCH STUDY IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WI

Cardiac Arrest Clinical Trials Frequently Asked Questions

Continuous Chest Compression (CCC)

Resuscitation Research Center

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