• I elbow my way through a narrow reception area that is now packed with four patients on ambulance stretchers waiting for triage, six or seven ambulance attendants, and assorted nurses, clerks and orderlies who've been caught in the crush. (motherjones.com)
  • Healthcare facility requests for diversion of EMS transported patients are requests, not legal requirements, for EMS professionals operating with the leadership of the EMS system's physician medical director. (acep.org)
  • Healthcare facility requests for diversion of EMS transported patients must be weighed against the capabilities and needs of the geographically applicable served area. (acep.org)
  • Diversion request parameters that can be honored clinically and/or operationally are to be established by the EMS system's physician medical director(s). (acep.org)
  • The individual was pronounced dead by a legally authorized individual (physician or medical examiner) after the ambulance call was made, but prior to pick-up. (unicare.com)
  • An ambulance is a specially equipped vehicle designed and supplied with materials and devices to provide life-saving and supportive treatments or interventions. (unicare.com)
  • Gesturing to the four people waiting on ambulance stretchers, he says, "None of these are sick, really. (motherjones.com)