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.

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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Aside from the development and institutionalization of a pre-hospital emergency medical service system at the national and local levels, the measure creates a National Pre-hospital Care Council (NPCC) under the Department of Health (DOH).
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.
Developing an Active Emergency Medical Service System Based on WiMAX Technology.
A study on prehospital emergency medical service system status in Guangzhou.

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