pre-hospital care

pre-hospital care

A generic term for healthcare provided on-scene at a medical emergency or major incident, and during transfer of casualties to definitive care facilities.

Providers of pre-hospital care
First aiders, first responders, ambulance and emergency services, military medics, nurses, doctors and others.

Fields of pre-hospital care
Mass-gathering medicine, event medicine, disaster medicine and others—e.g., mountain rescue.

Objectives, Faculty of Pre-hospital Care
• Set and maintain standards in pre-hospital care;
• Promote high-quality education and teaching in pre-hospital care;
• Initiate technical development and lead the evolution of research in pre-hospital care;
• Effectively integrate the efforts of all participants in pre-hospital care.
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Those successfully completing the programme will receive a professional qualification in pre-hospital care and guaranteed offer of a job as an EMT Intermediate at National Ambulance.
The ambulance service that took Sri Lanka's pre-hospital care service to a revolutionary path celebrated its third birthday yesterday at the Suwasariya Headquarters in Rajagiriya under the patronage of Dr.
third party evaluation and achieve global standards for the safe provision of quality Pre-hospital care in Pakistan.
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"By raising much needed funds with the public's support, they are helping to make a real difference to our provision of vitally important pre-hospital care across the Midlands."
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HMC's Trauma System provides comprehensive care for trauma patients including pre-hospital care, emergency care in the Trauma Center, and advanced rehabilitation services.
class="MsoNormalIt includes pre-hospital care, stabilising the patient and arranging for referral in cases where the health provider or the first call does not have the necessary facilities.
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She directed and led the quality improvement program for the trauma and burn services that included the development of a burn quality improvement committee and quality improvement initiative for pre-hospital care. Her guidance led to the successful verification for both the trauma and burn programs as well as a successful joint commission survey.