The practice of redirecting ambulances and patients seeking urgent care from one emergency department to others for various reasons such as overcrowding and shortage of skilled staff.
A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.
An excessive number of individuals, human or animal, in relation to available space.
Temporary or permanent diversion of the flow of urine through the ureter away from the URINARY BLADDER in the presence of a bladder disease or after cystectomy. There is a variety of techniques: direct anastomosis of ureter and bowel, cutaneous ureterostomy, ileal, jejunal or colon conduit, ureterosigmoidostomy, etc. (From Campbell's Urology, 6th ed, p2654)
A surgical procedure which diverts pancreatobiliary secretions via the duodenum and the jejunum into the colon, the remaining small intestine being anastomosed to the stomach after antrectomy. The procedure produces less diarrhea than does jejunoileal bypass.
Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.
Fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters equipped for air transport of patients.
The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.
Structures which collect and store urine and are emptied by catheterization of a cutaneous stoma or internal diversion to the urethra. The reservoirs are surgically created during procedures for urinary diversion.
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
The surgical construction of an opening between the colon and the surface of the body.
Used for excision of the urinary bladder.
A large or important municipality of a country, usually a major metropolitan center.
The closing of any health facility, e.g., health centers, residential facilities, and hospitals.
Hospitals located in a rural area.
A professional society in the United States whose membership is composed of hospitals.
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
A plant genus of the family Passifloraceae, order Violales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. They are vines with ornamental flowers and edible fruit.
Mental activity, not predominantly perceptual, by which one apprehends some aspect of an object or situation based on past learning and experience.
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.
Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.
A course of study offered by an educational institution.
Movable or portable facilities in which diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided to the community.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.
Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.
The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.
Regulations to assure protection of property and equipment.
Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.