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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We are proud to have close links with our regional prehospital services including the Great North Air Ambulance - we are one of only five UK hospitals that can receive helicopters day or night.
Announcement of competition: Framework agreement with a System Integrator for the supply of a prehospital medical system.
com)-- Cascade Healthcare Services has been awarded status as an official training center to provide PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) courses in all fifty U.
4] Often, prehospital personnel are the first healthcare professionals to come into contact with patients presenting with signs of stroke.
Comparison of automated and manual ventilation in a prehospital pediatric model.
Russell Hamilton, chief executive of the ambulance service trust, praised staff: 'Our use of these drugs and technology puts Hereford and Worcester Ambulance Service at the leading edge of prehospital care.
Major components of a traditional plan include: command and control, surveillance, disease control (vaccine delivery, antiviral medication delivery, isolation and quarantine), prehospital care, hospital care, communications and logistics.
The county has contracted with private ambulance companies for prehospital emergency medical care and transportation since 1971.
Often, the first contact with a patient/victim of MSBP occurs in the prehospital arena.
Walraven, Harding, LeBlanc, Murphy, Nerney, Advanced Prehospital Care
The longer prehospital delay for younger women may contribute to their higher MI mortality, compared with men, added Dr.
Medtronic Physio-Control has primarily sold defibrillators and other cardiac-related emergency medical devices to the prehospital and hospital markets.