prehospital care


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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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It has now evolved into the most sophisticated mobile prehospital care platforms in the nation and serves virtually all Americans.
It is now the most sophisticated delivery platform for prehospital care in the United States.
In 1988, West et al commented on the current status of trauma systems and explained that to improve the system, prehospital care must include a medical control element, field treatment protocols, a communication method, and training for personnel.
The Glasgow-based doctor said: "We have a vital role in carrying out primary retrievals which includes flying to the site of serious accidents to give lifesaving prehospital care.
Data including patient's demographic characteristics and clinical evaluation (systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure (SBP, DBP and MBP), heart rate (HR), respiratory rate, temperature, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and pulse oximetry) were retrieved from recorded phone calls made during prehospital care delivery and from the SAMU prehospital medical files.
She added that the five-day congress will include scientific sessions, lectures and workshops discussing various topics such as updates in critical care and resuscitation, toxicology emergency, prehospital care, simulation in emergency medicine artificial intelligence and future of emergency medicine and cardiac and vascular emergency, to name a few.
Dr Sara Kadhim, secretary general of Wacem and head of the Emergency Department at DHA's Rashid Hospital said that the congress will include scientific sessions, lectures and workshops discussing various topics such as updates in critical care and resuscitation, toxicology emergency, prehospital care, simulation in emergency medicine artificial intelligence and future of emergency medicine and cardiac and vascular emergency, among others.
No longer limited to actual in-hospital treatment from arrival to stabilization, incorporate prehospital care and transportation.
Dr Forrest, a clinical director at Warrington Hospital and a consultant in anaesthetics, critical and prehospital care, said: "The only chance was to open his chest to manage his internal injuries and massage his heart until it started beating.