The 2019 Core Content of Emergency Medical Services Medicine

Theodore R. Delbridge, Sophia Dyer, Jeffrey M. Goodloe, Vincent N. Mosesso, Debra G. Perina, Ritu Sahni, Peter T. Pons, Kathy J. Rinnert, Alexander P. Isakov, Douglas F. Kupas, Marianne Gausche-Hill, Kevin B. Joldersma, Julia N. Keehbauch

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On March 13, 2019 the EMS Examination Committee of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) approved modifications to the Core Content of EMS Medicine. The Core Content is used to define the subspecialty of EMS Medicine, provides the basis for questions to be used during written examinations, and leads to development of a certification examination blueprint. The Core Content defines the universe of knowledge for the treatment of prehospital patients that is necessary to practice EMS Medicine. It informs fellowship directors and candidates for certification of the full range of content that might appear on certification examinations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPrehospital Emergency Care
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • board certification
  • core content
  • EMS medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency

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Delbridge, T. R., Dyer, S., Goodloe, J. M., Mosesso, V. N., Perina, D. G., Sahni, R., ... Keehbauch, J. N. (2019). The 2019 Core Content of Emergency Medical Services Medicine. Prehospital Emergency Care.