pre-hospital careA generic term for healthcare provided on-scene at a medical emergency or major incident, and during transfer of casualties to definitive care facilities.
Providers of pre-hospital care
First aiders, first responders, ambulance and emergency services, military medics, nurses, doctors and others.
Fields of pre-hospital care
Mass-gathering medicine, event medicine, disaster medicine and others—e.g., mountain rescue.
Objectives, Faculty of Pre-hospital Care
• Set and maintain standards in pre-hospital care;
• Promote high-quality education and teaching in pre-hospital care;
• Initiate technical development and lead the evolution of research in pre-hospital care;
• Effectively integrate the efforts of all participants in pre-hospital care.