In the case of heat stroke, the definitive care
is cooling, which may best be performed immediately onsite before transport," said Jolie C.
That is, if transfers are infrequent and definitive care
is available in many institutions, there is little regionalization.
These and other complications can be rapidly fatal, particularly in victims with delayed access to definitive care
Similar surgical principles for combat injuries are followed for MWDs and human service members, in that definitive care
for significant trauma and for high-energy and contaminated wounds is often delayed until the patient is out of the combat theater.
The fixed wing aircraft continues to be the only option for quickly moving the severely sick and ill from the Tonopah area communities to definitive care
1,2] Nowhere is this more acutely felt than in the field of emergency medicine, where notions such as definitive care
and the 'golden hour' seem to form an integral part of the therapeutic discourse.
Emergency and Intensive Care Sciences: Emergency medical services are a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care transport to definitive care
and other medical transport to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.
These components include: prehospital care and transportation of the injured; emergency medical care including triage; and trauma care, including definitive care
and surgery (Figure 1).
The conference works to improve patient care and outcomes by bringing together emergency medical service providers from first patient contact by fire department or ambulance providers through patient transport and definitive care
from hospital emergency care and trauma treatment centers.
Chuckie's chances of survival were slim if we could not get him back to more definitive care
Getting the most seriously injured trauma patients to definitive care
within the "Golden Hour" has long been assumed to decrease mortality and morbidity, although some recent studies have challenged this assertion.
Whatever the problem, the emergency department is usually the place where definitive care