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Pre-hospital emergency and patient transport services and COVID-19

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First document published on 15 July 2020. Protocol document updated on 8 September to Version 1.5

To assist the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) and the National Ambulance Service in their response to COVID-19, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has developed a series of evidence summaries and reviews of guidance.

Guidance for pre-hospital emergency and patient transport services

This review set out to identify and summarise guidance issued internationally to support organisations providing pre-hospital emergency services and patient transport services in the context of COVID-19 and beyond. Outputs of this report include a review document and an accompanying guidance database, which details and categorises the guidance identified.

Guidance for emergency medical dispatch centres

This review set out to answer the following question: What guidance is available for the operation of emergency medical dispatch centres in the context of COVID-19 and beyond?