Creative Research Approaches For Complex Questions In Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Academic Article uri icon


  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Service work environments are complex, presenting unique challenges for the design of environments and equipment, digital technologies, and inter-organizational operational strategies. As researchers, our challenge is to understand how providers operate in these complex environments, especially during emergency situations, to ensure solutions to these challenges are well informed by representative evidence. This requires collecting data regarding human-system interactions occurring between many people with shifting roles, in dynamic and potentially dangerous environments, with complex patients and often acute time constraints. A lot is happening simultaneously, and our ability to learn and provide meaningful insights is challenged. In search for methods that will help us asses these situations we often use mixed methods …

publication date

  • June 1, 2018