emergency medical services

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e·mer·gen·cy med·i·cal ser·vic·es

(EMS) (ē-mĕr'jĕn-sē med'i-kăl sĕr'vis-ĕz)
An agency that provides prehospital care and transport to the sick and wounded.
Synonym(s): ambulance service, emergency medical service system.
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Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center, commonly known as 999, is an International Red Cross Association dedicated to providing critical pre-hospital medical services and has been among the pioneers in the Chinese air ambulance field.
The software includes pre-hospital health information exchange; longitudinal charting to track patients over time; built-in telemedicine so medical directors can see patients while Community Paramedics are at the bedside; and operational tools including visit scheduling, dispatch, and analytics.
Objectives : Clients in need of emergency services benefit from high quality pre-hospital and hospital emergency care services offered by well-trained emergency response teams
com/research/lg72k3/defibrillators) has announced the addition of the "Defibrillators Market by Product and External, by End User (Hospital, Pre-hospital, Public Access, & Home) - Global Forecast to 2019" report to their offering.
The institute has been established in collaboration with the Disaster Relief by Irish and Pakistani (DRIP), Ireland and will be affiliated with National Ambulance Services College, Dublin and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, University College Dublin.
Key findings from an analysis by the Hamad Injury Prevention Programme (HIPP) of HMC mortuary and trauma registry data show 73% reduction in deaths among young road users aged 30 and below; 68% reduction in pre-hospital deaths or deaths occurring before the victim reaches the hospital; 64% reduction in deaths among young male Qataris and 64 % reduction in deaths among children aged 18 and below.
The new ambulance vehicles are fitted with pre-hospital devices and offer the unique facilities of a fully equipped mobile clinic with an intensive care unit, so as to provide the best pre-hospital healthcare to patients before reaching hospital.
The sobering reality is that the majority of deaths occur shortly after admission, which speaks volumes about the severity of illness at admission and deficiencies in pre-hospital care.
Established in 1995, Dixie State College's EMS program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in pre-hospital emergency care such as ambulance, fire department, search and rescue, law enforcement and volunteer service.
It would be very beneficial, for example, if intensive care unit staff and neonatologists had a better understanding of how resuscitations occur in pre-hospital settings, and vice versa.
The authors of this handbook are anaesthetists from a military background who have developed a course for paramedics to introduce concepts of pre-hospital anaesthesia care.
Summary: Pre-hospital emergency care for people who are seriously injured is "incomplete, unpredictable, and inconsistent", according to experts.