prehospital care


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prehospital care

any initial medical care given an ill or injured patient by a paramedic or other person before the patient reaches the hospital emergency department.

pre·hos·pi·tal care

(prē-hos'pi-tăl kār)
Assessment, stabilization, and care of a medical emergency or trauma victim, including transport to the appropriate receiving facility.

prehospital care

The care a patient receives from an emergency medical service before arriving at the hospital. This is usually done by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
See: out-of-hospital.
See also: care
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