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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However, we believe that the data were reliable, as they were obtained either from the report of a field investigator or from prehospital providers.
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.
After speaking with numerous other prehospital providers in the state, Dr.