prehospital provider


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pre·hos·pi·tal pro·vid·er

(prē-hos'pi-tăl prŏ-vī'dĕr)
One who provides care in case of medical emergency or trauma.
Synonym(s): emergency medical technician, paramedic.

prehospital provider

A health care provider trained and certified or licensed by the state, who practices emergency assessment and care in the out-of-hospital setting.
See: emergency medical technician; first responder; paramedic.
See also: provider
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After speaking with numerous other prehospital providers in the state, Dr.
Thus, we concluded that prehospital providers situated in a large city in the United States were not using a formula to determine the initial fluid rate.
The most likely reason for this lack of adherence among prehospital providers is the fact that the formulae are too complex, requiring multiple steps.
The Rule of 10 allows the combat prehospital providers at levels I and II echelons of care to easily implement the fluid resuscitation, and then to shift the focus towards the patient's response to the resuscitation in order to dictate the amount of fluid administered over the first 24 hours.