Emergency Medical Service System

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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Emergency Medical Service System



A comprehensive approach to providing emergency medical services, including the following components: manpower, training, communications, transportation facilities, critical care units, public safety agencies, consumer participation, access to care, patient transfer, coordinated patient record keeping, public information and education, review and evaluation, and disaster planning.
See: disaster planning
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Under the bill, local government agencies are required to establish dispatch centers and a unified emergency medical service system, and ensure that there will be an adequate transport system to respond to these emergencies.
Literature search suggest that an Emergency Medical Service system be established that integrates the use of technology like WiMAX in order to create a system that will link the healthcare service center, Emergency Medical Service hospitals and emergency ambulances.1 Through this system (audio/video) the patient's condition can be accessed by the ER doctors and necessary arrangements and criteria based dispatchments made so the time lag between the arrival of the patient and the provision of treatment is minimized.
Under the bill, all local government units (LGUs) are mandated to establish an emergency medical service system in their areas of jurisdiction as well as dispatch centers where constituents can call in cases of emergencies.

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