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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[5] In October 2016, the Health Professions Council of SA released newly proposed scopes of practice for all prehospital providers for commentary.
This might show a critical need for development of the clinical reasoning abilities of local prehospital providers. The majority of the participants did not use any form of validated stroke screening tool to identify or rule out stroke.
They investigated the actual fluid resuscitation practices of the prehospital providers caring for the burned wounded in comparison with the clinical standards recommended by the American Burn Association.
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.