Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
Fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters equipped for air transport of patients.
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.
Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.
The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.
A vehicle equipped for transporting patients in need of emergency care.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.
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.
The artificial substitution of heart and lung action as indicated for HEART ARREST resulting from electric shock, DROWNING, respiratory arrest, or other causes. The two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are artificial ventilation (RESPIRATION, ARTIFICIAL) and closed-chest CARDIAC MASSAGE.
Occurrence of heart arrest in an individual when there is no immediate access to medical personnel or equipment.
A way of providing emergency medical care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise in EMERGENCY MEDICINE. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.
First aid or other immediate intervention for accidents or medical conditions requiring immediate care and treatment before definitive medical and surgical management can be procured.
The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.
Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.
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.
Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
The use of sophisticated methods and equipment to treat cardiopulmonary arrest. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) includes the use of specialized equipment to maintain the airway, early defibrillation and pharmacological therapy.
Cardiac electrical stimulators that apply brief high-voltage electroshocks to the HEART. These stimulators are used to restore normal rhythm and contractile function in hearts of patients who are experiencing VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION or ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) that is not accompanied by a palpable PULSE. Some defibrillators may also be used to correct certain noncritical dysrhythmias (called synchronized defibrillation or CARDIOVERSION), using relatively low-level discharges synchronized to the patient's ECG waveform. (UMDNS, 2003)
Specialized hospital facilities which provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for trauma patients.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Systems for assessing, classifying, and coding injuries. These systems are used in medical records, surveillance systems, and state and national registries to aid in the collection and reporting of trauma.
The interval of time between onset of symptoms and receiving therapy.
Institutional night care of patients.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Persons who have acquired academic or specialized training in countries other than that in which they are working. The concept excludes physicians for which FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES is the likely heading.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
Evaluation, planning, and use of a range of procedures and airway devices for the maintenance or restoration of a patient's ventilation.
Organized groups of users of goods and services.
Interfacility or intrahospital transfer of patients. Intrahospital transfer is usually to obtain a specific kind of care and interfacility transfer is usually for economic reasons as well as for the type of care provided.
The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.
Educational programs designed to inform individuals of recent advances in their particular field of interest. They do not lead to any formal advanced standing.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.
A weapon designed to explode when deployed. It frequently refers to a hollow case filled with EXPLOSIVE AGENTS.
The administration of medication or fluid through a needle directly into the bone marrow. The technique is especially useful in the management of pediatric emergencies when intravenous access to the systemic circulation is difficult.
Coordination of activities and programs among health care institutions within defined geographic areas for the purpose of improving delivery and quality of medical care to the patients. These programs are mandated under U.S. Public Law 89-239.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Professional or volunteer members of a fire department who are trained to suppress fire and respond to related emergency.
A procedure involving placement of a tube into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to provide a patient with oxygen and anesthesia.
An electrical current applied to the HEART to terminate a disturbance of its rhythm, ARRHYTHMIAS, CARDIAC. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Care provided patients requiring extraordinary therapeutic measures in order to sustain and prolong life.
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.
An anatomic severity scale based on the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and developed specifically to score multiple traumatic injuries. It has been used as a predictor of mortality.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
The observation and analysis of movements in a task with an emphasis on the amount of time required to perform the task.
A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.
The hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the cardiac patient.
A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)
Organized services to provide mental health care.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
The restoration to life or consciousness of one apparently dead. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.
A potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in HEART VENTRICLES. Such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness (SYNCOPE). It is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with CARDIAC ARREST.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.
Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Health care programs or services designed to assist individuals in the planning of family size. Various methods of CONTRACEPTION can be used to control the number and timing of childbirths.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.
The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.
NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.
Health care provided to individuals.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.
Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.
The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.
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.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.
The use of community resources, individual case work, or group work to promote the adaptive capacities of individuals in relation to their social and economic environments. It includes social service agencies.
Medical care provided after the regular practice schedule of the physicians. Usually it is designed to deliver 24-hour-a-day and 365-day-a-year patient care coverage for emergencies, triage, pediatric care, or hospice care.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.
A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.
An approach to health care financing with only one source of money for paying health care providers. The scope may be national (the Canadian System), state-wide, or community-based. The payer may be a governmental unit or other entity such as an insurance company. The proposed advantages include administrative simplicity for patients and providers, and resulting significant savings in overhead costs. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993, p106)
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Use of infusions of FIBRINOLYTIC AGENTS to destroy or dissolve thrombi in blood vessels or bypass grafts.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
A range of values for a variable of interest, e.g., a rate, constructed so that this range has a specified probability of including the true value of the variable.
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.
Preventive emergency measures and programs designed to protect the individual or community in times of hostile attack.
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.
Emergency care or treatment given to a person who suddenly becomes ill or injured before full medical services become available.
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.
Excessive, under or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.
The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.
Amounts charged to the patient as payer for medical services.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
A general concept referring to the organization and administration of nursing activities.
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Major administrative divisions of the hospital.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Organized services for the purpose of providing diagnosis to promote and maintain health.
Services offered to the library user. They include reference and circulation.
The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.
Professional medical personnel approved to provide care to patients in a hospital.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)
Contraceptive substances to be used after COITUS. These agents include high doses of estrogenic drugs; progesterone-receptor blockers; ANTIMETABOLITES; ALKALOIDS, and PROSTAGLANDINS.
Hospitals located in a rural area.
Means of postcoital intervention to avoid pregnancy, such as the administration of POSTCOITAL CONTRACEPTIVES to prevent FERTILIZATION of an egg or implantation of a fertilized egg (OVUM IMPLANTATION).
Insurance providing benefits for the costs of care by a physician which can be comprehensive or limited to surgical expenses or for care provided only in the hospital. It is frequently called "regular medical expense" or "surgical expense".
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
Fibrinolysin or agents that convert plasminogen to FIBRINOLYSIN.
A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.
Confidence in or reliance on a person or thing.
The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
Organized services to provide diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of genetic disorders.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.
The total amount of work to be performed by an individual, a department, or other group of workers in a period of time.
Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.
Publications in any medium issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designations and intended to be continued indefinitely. (ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983, p203)
Those facilities which administer health services to individuals who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.
Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
Large hospitals with a resident medical staff which provides continuous care to maternity, surgical and medical patients.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
An organized procedure carried out through committees to review admissions, duration of stay, professional services furnished, and to evaluate the medical necessity of those services and promote their most efficient use.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.
The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
A province of Canada on the Pacific coast. Its capital is Victoria. The name given in 1858 derives from the Columbia River which was named by the American captain Robert Gray for his ship Columbia which in turn was named for Columbus. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p178 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p81-2)
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.
Visits made by patients to health service providers' offices for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.
Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
System of recording financial transactions.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
Dilation of an occluded coronary artery (or arteries) by means of a balloon catheter to restore myocardial blood supply.
A component of the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee and direct the Medicare and Medicaid programs and related Federal medical care quality control staffs. Name was changed effective June 14, 2001.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
Private, not-for-profit hospitals that are autonomous, self-established, and self-supported.
A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.
Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.
Fundamental claims of patients, as expressed in statutes, declarations, or generally accepted moral principles. (Bioethics Thesaurus) The term is used for discussions of patient rights as a group of many rights, as in a hospital's posting of a list of patient rights.

Out-of-hours service in Denmark: the effect of a structural change. (1/2311)

BACKGROUND: In Denmark, the provision of out-of-hours care by general practitioners (GPs) was reformed at the start of 1992. Rota systems were replaced locally by county-based services. The new out-of-hours service resulted in a considerable reduction in the total number of GPs on call. AIM: To describe how the patients experienced the change from a satisfaction point of view, and how the pattern of patient contact and the fee for GPs changed with the new system. METHOD: The county of Funen was chosen as the geographical area where data were collected. A questionnaire measuring patient satisfaction was posted before the change, immediately after the change, and three years later to a random selection of patients who had been in contact with the out-of-hours service within two weeks before the mailing date. All primary care services for the Danish population are stored in a database (National Health Service Registry). From this continuously updated database, the contact pattern and the fee for GPs were extracted for 1991, 1992, and 1995. RESULTS: The total number of patient contacts was reduced by 16% in the first year, but by only 6% three years later. Three years after the change, there were more than twice as many telephone consultations as before the change, and there were only a third as many home visits. After three years, the GPs' fees were reduced by 20%. There was a significant decrease in patient satisfaction, although the overall level remained high. This decrease was lower three years after the change than immediately after the new system was introduced. CONCLUSION: The new service had a major cost-effectiveness benefit, but there was a price to pay in patient satisfaction.  (+info)

Delay in presentation of patients with acute stroke to hospital in Oxford. (2/2311)

We identified prospectively all patients (181 patients, 183 episodes) admitted to hospital in Oxford with acute stroke from 1 January to 30 June 1997. Data were inadequate in 30, leaving 153 episodes in 151 patients (63 men, 90 women). Structured interviews were used to investigate the timing of events preceding admission. Most strokes (91%) occurred at home, and 36% of patients were alone. After a median delay of 15 min, 56% called a GP (median 30 min response), 41% an ambulance (median 48 min to admission), and 3% went directly to A&E. Median time from hospital admission to doctor assessment was 69 min. Factors reducing delay were: initially calling an ambulance rather than a GP (p < 0.0001); onset not at home (p < 0.001); symptoms improving between onset and admission (p < 0.002); and altered consciousness (p < 0.002). The stroke was not recognized by 44% of patients, but no significant delay resulted. Overall, 31% were admitted within 3 h of onset, 46% within 6 h. Initial contact with the GP is a major determinant of delay. If acute therapies for stroke become available, GPs should be the primary targets for an educational initiative.  (+info)

Rider injury rates and emergency medical services at equestrian events. (3/2311)

BACKGROUND: Horse riding is a hazardous pastime, with a number of studies documenting high rates of injury and death among horse riders in general. This study focuses on the injury experience of cross country event riders, a high risk subset of horse riders. METHOD: Injury data were collected at a series of 35 equestrian events in South Australia from 1990 to 1998. RESULTS: Injury rates were found to be especially high among event riders, with frequent falls, injuries, and even deaths. The highest injury rates were among the riders competing at the highest levels. CONCLUSION: There is a need for skilled emergency medical services at equestrian events.  (+info)

Where do people go for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases? (4/2311)

CONTEXT: Major public health resources are devoted to the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) through public STD clinics. However, little is known about where people actually receive treatment for STDs. METHODS: As part of the National Health and Social Life Survey, household interviews were performed from February to September 1992 with 3,432 persons aged 18-59. Weighted population estimates and multinomial response methods were used to describe the prevalence of self-reported STDs and patterns of treatment utilization by persons who ever had a bacterial or viral STD. RESULTS: An estimated two million STDs were self-reported in the previous year, and 22 million 18-59-year-olds self-reported lifetime STDs. Bacterial STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, nongonococcal urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease and syphilis) were more common than viral STDs (genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis and HIV). Genital warts were the most commonly reported STD in the past year, while gonorrhea was the most common ever-reported STD. Almost half of all respondents who had ever had an STD had gone to a private practice for treatment (49%); in comparison, only 5% of respondents had sought treatment at an STD clinic. Respondents with a bacterial STD were seven times more likely to report going to an STD clinic than were respondents with a viral STD--except for chlamydia, which was more likely to be treated at family planning clinics. Men were significantly more likely than women to go to an STD clinic. Young, poor or black respondents were all more likely to use a family planning clinic for STD treatment than older, relatively wealthy or white respondents. Age, sexual history and geographic location did not predict particular types of treatment-seeking. CONCLUSIONS: The health care utilization patterns for STD treatment in the United States are complex. Specific disease diagnosis, gender, race and income status all affect where people will seek treatment. These factors need to be taken into account when STD prevention strategies are being developed.  (+info)

Time course of respiratory decompensation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective, double-blind study of peak flow changes prior to emergency department visits. (5/2311)

The aim of this study was to look at changes in peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR) prior to emergency department visits for decompensated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It was designed as a prospective, double-blind study at the Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Twelve patients with an irreversible component of airflow obstruction on pulmonary function tests were assessed. At entry, all subjects were instructed in the use of a mini-Wright peak flow meter with electronic data storage. They then entered a 6-month monitoring phase in which they recorded PEFR twice daily, before and after bronchodilators. The meter displays were disabled so that the patients and their physicians were blinded to all values. Medical care was provided in the customary manner. Patients were considered to have respiratory decompensation if they required treatment for airflow obstruction in the Emergency Department (ED) and no other causes of dyspnea could be identified. Simple linear regression was used to model changes in PEFR over time. The 12 subjects had 22 episodes of respiratory decompensation during 1741 patient-days of observation. Two episodes could not be analysed because of missing values. Ten episodes in seven subjects were characterized by a significant linear decline in at least one peak flow parameter prior to presentation. The mean rates of change for the four daily parameters varied from 0.22% to 0.27% predicted per day (or 1.19 to 1.44 1 min-1 day-1). The average decrement in these parameters ranged from 30.0 to 33.8 1 min-1 (or 18.6%-25.9% of their baseline values). No temporal trends were found for the 10 episodes occurring in the other five subjects. We concluded that respiratory decompensation is characterized by a gradual decline in PEFR in about half of cases. Future studies should be done to elucidate the mechanisms of respiratory distress in the other cases.  (+info)

Older people's use of ambulance services: a population based analysis. (6/2311)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the use of emergency and non-urgent ambulance transport services by people aged 65 years and over. SETTING: The study was undertaken in Queensland where the Queensland Ambulance Services (QAS) is the sole provider of emergency pre-hospital and non-urgent ambulance services for the entire state. METHODS: The age and sex of 351,000 emergency and non-urgent cases treated and transported by the QAS from July 1995 to June 1996 were analysed. RESULTS: People aged 65 years and over who comprise 12% of the population utilise approximately one third of the emergency and two thirds of the non-urgent ambulance resources provided in Queensland. While the absolute number of occasions of service for females for emergency services is higher than for males, when the data are stratified for age and sex, males have higher rates of emergency ambulance service utilisation than females across every age group, and particularly in older age groups. Gender differences are also found for non-urgent ambulance usage. The absolute number of occasions of service for older females aged 65 and over using non-urgent ambulance transport is high, but utilisation patterns on stratified data reveal similar gender usage patterns across most age groupings, except at the older age groupings where male usage greatly exceeds female usage. CONCLUSIONS: As the aged are disproportionately high users of ambulance services, it will become increasingly important for ambulance services to plan for the projected increase in the aged population. Emergency pre-hospital care is one of the few health services along the continuum of care where male usage patterns are higher than those of females. More information needs to be obtained on the age and presenting characteristics of those people who are multiple users of the ambulance service. Such information will assist service planners.  (+info)

Delphi study into planning for care of children in major incidents. (7/2311)

This paper describes a Delphi study used to identify and improve areas of concern in the planning of care for children in major incidents. The Delphi was conducted over three rounds and used a multidisciplinary panel of 22 experts. Experts were selected to include major incident, immediate care, emergency medicine, and paediatric specialists. This paper presents a series of consensus statements that represent the Delphi group's opinion on the management of children in major incidents. The statements cover all phases of major incident planning and response. Paediatric services may play a vital role in the preparation and response to a major incident involving children. This paper represents a consensus view on how best to plan and respond to major incidents involving children. An accompanying paper describes the practical implementation of this guidance.  (+info)

Planning for major incidents involving children by implementing a Delphi study. (8/2311)

This paper provides a practical approach to the difficult problem of planning for a major incident involving children. It offers guidance on how general principles resulting from an expert Delphi study can be implemented regionally and locally. All phases of the response are covered including preparation, management of the incident, delivery of medical support during the incident, and recovery and support. A check list for regional planners is provided. Supplementary equipment is discussed and action cards for key roles in the paediatric hospital response are shown. Particular emphasis is placed on management of the secondary-tertiary interface including the special roles of paediatric assessment teams and paediatric transfer teams. A paediatric primary triage algorithm is provided. The important role of local interpretation of guidance is emphasised.  (+info)

BACKGROUND: In pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) more research is needed to direct and underpin care delivery and inform policy. To target future research efforts, this study aimed to determine future research priorities with representatives of the EMS field.. METHODS: A four-round online Delphi survey was used to discuss different viewpoints and reach consensus on research priorities. A multidisciplinary panel of experts was recruited in the field of pre-hospital EMS and adjoining (scientific) professional organisations (n = 62). 48 research topics were presented in Delphi I, and the panel was asked to rate their importance on a 5-point scale. In Delphi II and III the panel selected their priority research topics, and arguments why and suggestions for research questions were collected and reported back. In Delphi IV appropriateness of the remaining topics and agreement within the expert panel was taken into account to make up the final list of research priorities.. RESULTS: The ...
Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services Protocols for the Bozeman, Belgrade, and Big Sky Montana Areas These are addenda to the Montana Board of Medical Examiners…
This text provides guidance to health care and public safety policy makers considering the development of a formal complex Emergency Medical Services System. PAHO Publications Catalog
Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance offers healthcare students and trainees the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to the provision of immediate care outside of the hospital. This concise text provides information on the principles of managing acutely unwell patients with life-threatening injuries at the scene of their accident, all in highly-illustrated double-page spreads to help explain key messages ...
The return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cardiac arrest (RACA) score may have implications as a quality indicator for the emergency medical services (EMS) system. We aimed to validate this score externally in a physician staffed urban EMS system. We conducted a retrospective cohort study. Data on resuscitation attempts from the Helsinki EMS cardiac arrest registry from 1.1.2008 to 31.12.2010 were collected and analyzed. For each attempted resuscitation the RACA score variables were collected and the score calculated. The endpoint was ROSC defined as palpable pulse over 30 s. Calibration was assessed by comparing predicted and observed ROSC rates in the whole sample, separately for shockable and non-shockable rhythm, and separately for resuscitations lead by a specialist, registrar or medical supervisor (i.e., senior paramedic). Data are presented as medians and interquartile ranges. Statistical testing included chi-square test, the Mann-Whitney U test, Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness of fit test and
We conducted a comprehensive and systematic review of the available literature describing prehospital identification or management of patients with sepsis and retrieved only observational studies and no randomised controlled trials. Our review shows that sepsis is a common condition for EMS patients, with an estimated incidence ranging from 1% to 8% among EMS-transported patients. However, only a few studies of moderate quality have evaluated the accuracy of prehospital identification of sepsis, and randomised controlled trials describing potential treatment strategies are lacking.. Our review provides the first comprehensive review of the identification and management of patients with sepsis by EMS providers in the prehospital setting. The most common approaches applied by EMS providers to identify sepsis are a variation of SIRS criteria or screening tools that include aspects of SIRS. Our findings suggest that EMS providers abilities to correctly identify this condition vary considerably ...
Responsible for overall coordination of and improvements in the pre-hospital emergency medical care system throughout Birmingham and north central Alabama.
STEMI patients can be diagnosed in the pre-hospital phase in two ways. The first option is diagnosis in the ambulance via an emergency medical services (EMS) call (118 or 911) by the patient or by a general practitioner. The second option is diagnosis at a referral non-PCI centre after self-referral of the patient or when no pre-hospital ECG is performed by EMS in the ambulance. Pre-hospital diagnosis in the ambulance gives the best outcomes for STEMI patients, since pre-hospital treatment can be started directly in the ambulance after diagnosis and triage.2 ,3 Subsequently, these patients are directly transferred in an ambulance from the pick-up place to the nearest PCI centre with 24/7 service, bypassing the emergency departments of the nearby referral non-PCI centres. The second option, diagnosis at a non-PCI centre, also occurs often, especially in rural areas. These patients are transported to a PCI centre, following diagnosis and triage of STEMI, preferably … ...
Hospital officials from Lourdes Health System and Virtua are united in opposing pending state legislation they say would undermine the regional Emergency Medical Services system.. At press, state lawmakers were set to vote on Senate Bill 2980 and Assembly Bill 4526 June 25 that would allow Cooper University Hospital to take over Emergency Medical Services for the City of Camden, including the Advanced Life Support (paramedic) service which has been provided by Virtua for 38 years.. On June 24 Lourdes and Virtua held a joint press conference at the New Jersey State House to voice strong opposition to the bill. At the press conference, the CEOs cited examples of how this legislation would undermine what they described as a well-established, high-quality regional EMS system and does not represent a movement toward a better-coordinated system.. The fact is that the existing system established in 1977 provides a high-quality service to the residents of the City of Camden and has saved thousands of ...
Objective: This study aims to analyse the number and characteristics of calls made to the Málaga Prehospital Emergency Service (PES) for suicidal behavior based on sociodemographic, temporal, and health care variables.Method: This is a retrospective, descriptive study that records all calls made to the PES due to suicidal behavior (suicide attempts and completed suicides) in 2014. Sociodemographic variables (age, sex, and health district), variables related to the calls (time-slot, degree of sunlight, type of day, month, season of the year, prioritization, and number of resources mobilized) were extracted from these calls. The number of cases and percentages were presented for the qualitative variables. The rates per 100,000 were calculated by sex and health district and presented with the corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI).Results: Of the total valid calls to PES (n = 181,824), 1,728 calls were made due to suicidal behavior (0.9%). The mean age was 43.21 (±18) years, 57.4% were women, and the
Dr. Jane Brice, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UNC has been named Deputy Editor of Prehospital Emergency Care. ...
The early recognition of severe sepsis is important; however, early identification of severe sepsis can be challenging, especially in the prehospital setting. As previous research has shown, advanced notification of time-sensitive disease states by prehospital personnel can improve outcomes and time to initiation of treatments. Prehospital personnel can potentially impact outcomes in sepsis through early identification and treatment implementations, improving processes of care and transition of care. Further research is needed for a full evaluation of prehospital treatment effects of identification of sepsis and treatment by prehospital personnel and the impact on outcomes.
1 - EMSAAC - Emergency Medical Services Administrators Association of California was incorporated in 1992 to act in an advisory capacity to the California EMS Authority and the State Commission on EMS in establishing goals, priorities, standards and quality assurance for Emergency Medical Services Systems. Our Board of Directors is made up of the appointed Administrator or Director (or officially designated alternate) from each of Californias 32 local EMS agencies. Our quarterly meetings are open to the public and provide valuable information for individuals or organizations involved in EMS administration, management, operations or support.
ECGs for prehospital emergencies, ranging from basic rhythm diagnosis to critical care applications of the electrocardiogram and advanced 12-lead ECG interpretation in the ACS patient. It provides self testing traces covering all these conditions seen in prehospital and hospital- based environments.
This book exclusively addresses ECGs for prehospital emergencies, ranging from basic rhythm diagnosis to critical care applications of the electrocardiogram and advanced 12-lead ECG interpretation in the ACS patient.
Kootenai County Emergency Medicl Services System (KCEMSS) is an ambulance service providing emergency care to all of Kootenai County
Introduction: Although pain management in EDs has been fully addressed in clinical trials, prehospital settings have rarely been investigated. Objective: The present study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of intravenous acetaminophen with that of ketorolac in pre-hospital pain control. Method: This randomized clinical trial (RCT) was performed at a prehospital setting during EMS missions in Tehran, Iran. The eligible candidates comprised all patients over the age of 7 years with a complaint of moderate to severe pain. The patients were randomly assigned to two groups, one receiving 30 mg of intravenous (IV) ketorolac and the other 1 g of IV acetaminophen. The pain intensity was measured using a visual analog scale (VAS) before administering the analgesic and upon admission to the ED. Results: The present study was conducted on 150 patients aged 8-81 years with a mean age of 40.4 ± 17.7, including 84 (56%) males. The mean reduction in the pain score was 14.9±8.6 in the acetaminophen ...
Broome County EMS Agencies that Recruit & Utilize Volunteers. Broome County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board. Resources for Broome County EMS Students. Resources for Broome County EMS Agencies and Providers Public Access Defibrillation Information Broome County EMS Coordinator Staff Susquehanna Regional Emergency Medical Services Council New York State Department of Health EMS Bureau ID Badge Form (Must be signed by your agency administrator). ...
Results-During a 12-month period, 441 EMS-transported patients were enrolled; of which, 371 (84.1%) were EMS-suspected strokes and 70 (15.9%) were EMS-missed strokes. Overall, 264 cases (59.9%) were confirmed as either ischemic stroke (n=186) or transient ischemic attack (n=78). The sensitivity of EMS stroke recognition was 73.5% (95% confidence interval, 67.7-78.7), and PPV was 52.3% (95% confidence interval, 47.1-57.5). Sensitivity (84.7% versus 30.9%; P,0.0001) and PPV (56.2% versus 30.4%; P=0.0004) were higher among cases with Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale documentation. In multivariate analysis, Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale documentation was independently associated with EMS sensitivity (odds ratio, 12.0; 95% confidence interval, 5.7-25.5) and PPV (odds ratio, 2.5; 95% confidence interval, 1.3-4.7).. ...
With the increasing of the population of elderly people in recent years, the need of emergency medical services is also growing. Emergency medical service (EMS) is the first defense line when people encounter diseases and injuries. The purpose of EMS is to reduce patients secondary damage in patients and increase the survival rate or have better prognosis. The EMS procedures must be closely and appropriately integrated in the courses at the accident place, on route to the emergency department, and the medical care after arriving emergency department. In the past four years, we committed to the study of pre-hospital emergency medical decision Model (NSC 99-2221-E-038-009-MY2 01-2221-E-038-005- and 102-2221-E-038 -002 -). We have established an emergency decision-making model by using 11 factors of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process, AHP) was used to calculate the weighting of the factors to complete the models objective function. The model can be used as a ...
636.007 Certificate of authority required.-A person, corporation, partnership, or other entity may not operate a prepaid limited health service organization in this state without obtaining and maintaining a certificate of authority from the office pursuant to this act. A political subdivision of this state which is operating an emergency medical services system and offers a prepaid ambulance service plan as a part of its emergency medical services system shall be exempt from the provisions of this act and all other provisions of the insurance code. An insurer, while authorized to transact health insurance in this state, or a health maintenance organization possessing a valid certificate of authority in this state, may also provide services under this act without additional qualification or authority, but shall be otherwise subject to the applicable provisions of this act. ...
Background: The time spent in Emergency Medical Services [EMS] assessment and transport is a critical determinant of time interval between symptom onset and treatment for acute stroke.. Objective: To study the determinants that influence EMS times which is a composite of response, assessment, and transport times for acute stroke patients.. Methods: The 2009 national Emergency Services Information System [NEMSIS] Research dataset representing 26 states in US was accessed to identify the patients diagnosed by EMS personnel to be having stroke / cerebrovascular accident [CVA] on arrival at the scene of incident. Total EMS times defined as time interval between dispatch call and completion of transport to emergency department [reported in mins (confidence intervals)] were calculated and compared in various patient strata defined by factors such as dispatch center identification of stroke / CVA, barriers (language and physical) at the scene, location and demographical factors.. Results: A total of ...
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Abstract Introduction. Prehospital providers are exposed to various infectious disease hazards. Examining specific infectious exposures would be useful in describing their current trends as well as guidance with appropriate protective measures an eme
OBJECTIVES: Compare gender disparities in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) regarding first medical contact (FMC) and prehospital delay times and explore factors associated with prehospital delay in men and women separately.. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study based on medical records and a validated questionnaire. Eligible patients were enrolled within 24 hours after admittance to hospital.. SETTING: Patients were included from November 2012 to January 2014 from five Swedish hospitals with catheterisation facilities 24/7.. PARTICIPANTS: 340 men and 109 women aged between 31 and 95 years completed the survey.. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: FMC were divided into five possible contacts: primary healthcare centre by phone or directly, national advisory nurse by phone, emergency medical services (EMS) and emergency room directly. Two parts of prehospital delay times were studied: time from symptom onset to FMC and time from symptom onset to diagnostic ECG.. RESULTS: Women more often called an advisory ...
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The final report analyzing the Pinellas County emergency medical services system varied little from one delivered in late May. Fitch & Associates, the consulting firm paid $300,000 to conduct the stu
This page includes the policies, procedures, and treatment protocols for the San Mateo County prehospital care system. The information is provided by the San Mateo County Emergency Medical Services Agency, and is designed for use within San Mateo County. Updates and new policies are noted with the implementation date. Numeric gaps in document numbers indicate that a policy or procedure has been deleted and is not part of the current San Mateo County prehospital care system. Any questions should be directed to the EMS Agency at (650) 573-2564.. ...
Rapid access to medical treatment is a key determinant of outcomes for cardiovascular events. Emergency medical services (EMS) play an important role in delivering early treatment for acute cardiovascular events. Attention has increased on the potential for EMS data to contribute to our understanding of prehospital treatment. Maine recently began to explore the possible role of EMS data in cardiovascular disease surveillance and cardiovascular health program planning and evaluation. We describe the Maine EMS data system, discuss findings on ease of data use and data quality, provide a sample of findings, and share how we plan to use EMS data for program planning and evaluation of community-level interventions and to partner with EMS provider organizations to improve treatment. Our objective is to increase understanding of the promise and limitations of using EMS data for cardiovascular disease surveillance and program planning and evaluation ...
Emergency Medical Services, more commonly known as EMS, is an essential public service. You can easily recognize EMS when you see ambulances and medical helicopters responding to incidents in our community, but EMS is much more than emergency medical response and transport. EMS is part of an intricate system of agencies and organizations; communications and transportation networks; trauma systems, as well as hospitals, trauma centers, and specialty care centers; rehabilitation facilities; and highly trained professionals -including volunteer and career prehospital personnel, physicians, nurses, therapists, administrators, government officials and an informed public that knows what to do in a medical emergency. Each player in the EMS system has an essential job to perform as part of a coordinated system of care. -Adapted from NHTSA. ...
The Emergency Medical Services Director Scholarship is available to students at Northeast Community College. You must be majoring in emergency medical services and demonstrate financial need to qu...
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JEMS is the authoritative source of information on prehospital emergency care for EMS providers worldwide. Each month, JEMS presents provocative and challenging articles and columns on clinical breakthroughs, industry news and trends, new products and continuing education. Please visit for more information.
JEMS is the authoritative source of information on prehospital emergency care for EMS providers worldwide. Each month, JEMS presents provocative and challenging articles and columns on clinical breakthroughs, industry news and trends, new products and continuing education. Please visit for more information.
Responders in the pre-hospital emergency medical field must be in a state of readiness at all times. Working on the front lines of an emergency incident…
OBJECTIVE On 10/11/08, the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) initiated a dedicated Cardiac Medical Emergency Team (CMET) for all cardiovascular patients requiring emergency cardiac care (ECC) including urgent medical evaluation and resuscitation for cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) or acute respiratory compromise (ARC). CMET consists of a Critical Care Staff, Cardiology Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgical Fellow, Respiratory Therapist, and 2 Critical Care Nurses. All CMET members have current ACLS training. Monthly ACLS Mock Codes are performed on individual units for systematic integration of ACLS into HVI care. The purpose of this study was to characterize CPA in-hospital outcomes after resuscitation by a dedicated CMET.. METHODS In this prospective study of adult (,18 yo) HVI in-patients from 10/11/08 to 6/1/09, CPA was defined as resuscitation requiring chest compressions or defibrillation. ARC and pre-CPA Do Not Resuscitate patients were excluded.. RESULTS During the study ...
During a three-year period in seven metropolitan areas in the western United States, the emergency medical services system sent more than 85,000 injured patients to major trauma hospitals who didnt need to go there - costing the health care system more than $130 million per year, according to an Oregon Health & Science University study published today in the journal Health Affairs. The study gathered data from emergency services calls from 94 EMS agencies in the seven metropolitan areas from January 2006 through December 2008. The agencies were using national trauma triage guidelines to decide where to transport the injured patients, so the studys findings are likely representative of what happens across the United States. What our study shows is there are huge cost implications in how EMS systems work to get injured patients to the appropriate hospitals, said Craig Newgard, M.D., an associate professor of emergency medicine at OHSU who is director of the OHSU Center for Policy and Research ...
Todays prehospital care provider will be confronted with a wide variety of medical and traumatic emergencies, will need to possess a strong foundation of medical knowledge, and will be using a large armamentarium of interventions and treatments. It is with this in mind that we have prepared this book. Prehospital Care-Pearls and Pitfalls, is a unique, stimulating, and easy-to-read way, provide practical information applicable to the prehospital setting and to help the prehospital emergency care provider be prepared to manage the myriad of emergency and non-emergency situations that he or she will be called upon to assist. The past four decades have seen a remarkable evolution in the delivery of prehospital care. Where once the only therapy available for an out-of-hospital emergency medical situation was a ride to the hospital at a speed limited only by the vehicle you were in and the driving conditions at the time, now much of the interventional capability of the emergency department has been ...
Brazilian emergency medical service is locally called SAMU (Serviço de Atendimento Móvel de Urgência (Mobile Emergency Attendance Service)).[6] Emergency medicine (EM) is not a new field in Brazil. In 2002, the Ministry of Health outlined a document, the Portaria 2048, which called upon the entire health care system to improve emergency care in order to address the increasing number of victims of road traffic accidents and violence, as well as the overcrowding of emergency departments (EDs) resulting from an overwhelmed primary care infrastructure. The document delineates standards of care for staffing, equipment, medications and services appropriate for both pre-hospital and in-hospital. It further explicitly describes the areas of knowledge that an emergency provider should master in order to adequately provide care. However, these recommendations have no enforcement mechanism and, as a result, emergency services in Brazil still lack a consistent standard of care. Pre-hospital emergency ...
The findings of this study suggest that ECG abnormalities are an early manifestation of acute coronary ischemia and can be readily identified by prehospital electrocardiography. Such changes were commonly observed early (mean ∼60 to 90 min) after symptom onset in patients with acute myocardial ischemia or infarction.. During the treatment phase of the MITI prehospital trial (1), early electrocardiography did not hamper diagnosis in patients eligible for thrombolysis. In those with prehospital thrombolysis, the prehospital ECG was, as expected, more likely to be abnormal than their initial hospital ECG. Even in patients who were not allocated to receive thrombolysis until after hospital admission, the prevalence of ST segment elevation on the prehospital ECG was higher than that on the hospital ECG obtained ∼20 to 30 min later (p = 0.03) (Table 2). On the basis of serial changes, the vast majority of patients who were eligible for thrombolysis before hospital admission by clinical and ECG ...
The Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Severity Scale (CP-SSS) predicts large vessel occlusion (LVO) and severe stroke in patients with stroke symptoms.
In Chemeketas nationally-accredited paramedic program, you will take general education courses as well as technical courses devoted to emergency medical services. You will also perform clinical rotations in hospitals and with ambulance services to gain hands-on experience.. Paramedics are able to work more independently and accept more responsibility in the field.. You will earn an associate of applied science degree in emergency medical technology, which qualifies you to take the National Registry examinations for certification and to be licensed in the state of Oregon as a paramedic.. If you are interested in pursuing the Paramedic Degree you must meet the prerequisites and have already completed your EMT Licensure. You must also apply to be admitted into the program. Applications will be accepted in the fall for the spring class and in the spring for the fall class.. ...
BACKGROUND: Acute pain is a common condition among prehospital patients and prompt management is pivotal. Opioids are the most frequently analgesics used in the prehospital setting. However, opioids are highly addictive, and some patients may develop opioid dependence, even when they are exposed to brief opioid treatments. Therefore, alternative non-opioid analgesia should be developed to manage pain in the prehospital setting. Used at subdissociative doses, ketamine, a noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate and glutamate receptor antagonist, provides analgesic effects accompanied by preservation of protective airway reflexes. In this context, we will carry out a randomized controlled, open-label, multicenter trial to compare a subdissociative dose of ketamine to morphine to provide pain relief in the prehospital setting, in patients with traumatic and non-traumatic pain.. METHODS/DESIGN: This will be a multicenter, single-blind, randomized controlled trial. Consecutive adults will be enrolled in ...
This paper forms the second part of the debate on prehospital thrombolysis (PHT). It is argued that large scale studies have failed to show a benefit for PHT, even when the time saved over conventional treatment was considerably greater than would be the case in the UK urban setting. In practice, a relatively small proportion of the total population receiving thrombolysis would receive PHT. Other strategies to reduce time to thrombolysis can benefit all patients and are likely to be more cost effective and safer.. ...
Inappropriate calls to emergency medical services (EMS) providers and unnecessary use of the emergency department (ED) occur frequently. Handling nonemergency calls raises the costs of providing EMS and ED services, diverts valuable resources away from true emergencies, and can result in delayed care, ED crowding, and poor patient outcomes.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Prehospital emergency medical technicians can perform ultrasonography and blood analysis in prehospital evaluation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. T2 - a feasibility study. AU - Nadim, Giti. AU - Laursen, Christian B. AU - Pietersen, Pia I. AU - Wittrock, Daniel. AU - Sørensen, Michael K. AU - Nielsen, Lars B. AU - Rasmussen, Claus-Henrik. AU - Christensen, Helle Marie. AU - Helmerik, Simon. AU - Jørgensen, Gitte. AU - Titlestad, Ingrid L. AU - Lassen, Annmarie T. AU - Mikkelsen, Søren. PY - 2021/3/31. Y1 - 2021/3/31. N2 - INTRODUCTION: Crowding of the emergency departments is an increasing problem. Many patients with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are often treated in the emergency departments for a very short period before discharged to their homes. It is possible that this treatment could take place in the patients homes with sufficient diagnostics supporting the treatment. In an effort to keep the diagnostics and ...
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a common medical emergency with significant mortality and significant neurological morbidity. Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) may be tasked to OHCA. We sought to assess the impact of tasking a HEMS service to OHCA and characterise the nature of these calls. Retrospective case review of all HEMS calls to Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, United Kingdom, over a 1-year period (1/9/2010-1/9/2011). All missions to cases of suspected OHCA, of presumed medical origin, were reviewed systematically. HEMS was activated 89 times to suspected OHCA. This represented 11% of the total HEMS missions. In 23 cases HEMS was stood-down en-route and in 2 cases the patient had not suffered an OHCA on arrival of HEMS. 25 patients achieved return-of-spontaneous circulation (ROSC), 13 (52%) prior to HEMS arrival. The HEMS team were never first on-scene. The median time from first collapse to HEMS arrival was 31 minutes (IQR 22-40). The median time from HEMS activation to
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Rev. 12/14/2016 3:08:30 PM--2015]. CHAPTER 450B - EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. GENERAL PROVISIONS. NRS 450B.015 Legislative declaration. NRS 450B.020 Definitions.. NRS 450B.025 Advanced emergency medical technician defined. NRS 450B.030 Air ambulance defined.. NRS 450B.040 Ambulance defined.. NRS 450B.050 Attendant defined.. NRS 450B.0505 Automated external defibrillator and defibrillator defined.. NRS 450B.060 Board defined.. NRS 450B.0605 Certificate defined.. NRS 450B.061 Committee defined.. NRS 450B.0615 Community paramedicine services defined.. NRS 450B.062 Designated officer defined.. NRS 450B.0625 Division defined.. NRS 450B.063 Emergency medical dispatcher defined.. NRS 450B.064 Emergency medical services registered nurse defined.. NRS 450B.065 Emergency medical technician defined.. NRS 450B.070 Emergency medical technician certificate defined. [Repealed.]. NRS 450B.0703 Emergency response employee defined.. NRS 450B.0707 Exposed and exposure defined.. NRS 450B.071 Firefighter ...
Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
EMS consists of hospital emergency departments and emergency medical services, including Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (Polish Medical Air Rescue), where health services are provided only to persons whose life or health is seriously endangered.. Trauma centers and hospitals units specializing in the provision of health services cooperate closely with EMS . Also public services are established to cooperate with EMS and provide assistance to persons in a state of sudden health risks, in particular: Fire Brigade, Police, Volunteer Search and Rescue teams/organizations (specialized in mountain or water rescue) and other organizations that perform rescue operations as part of their statutory tasks. The National Emergency Medical Services is supervised by the Minister of Health. The planning, organizing, coordinating and supervising of the system at the regional level belongs to the voivodes.. Please remember if you notice a person in a state of sudden health risk or you are witness to the ...
In a trauma situation, helicopter emergency medical services can be worth the cost and risk considering the difference between life and death.
July 31, 2013. (Bristol, Va.) - The Southwest Virginia Emergency Medical Services (SWVEMS) Council, Inc. honors the unwavering spirit and commitment demonstrated by its local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community at the councils regional awards program held July 26, 2013 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Va.. The Virginia EMS system is full of dedicated, competent and professional providers and agencies, said Gregory Woods, executive director of Southwest Emergency Medical Services Council. These individuals and agencies from our region exemplify the true spirit of our commitment to saving lives and providing high quality patient care, and we believe they will do very well at the state level.. Recipients of this years regional awards compete for the 2013 Governors EMS Awards, which will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposiums Annual Awards Ceremony, November 10, in Norfolk, Va. Winners will be presented with a trophy and a certificate signed by the ...
Background: The municipalities are responsible for the emergency primary health care services in Norway. These services include casualty clinics, primary doctors on-call and local emergency medical communication centres (LEMC). The National centre for emergency primary health care has initiated an enterprise called The Watchtowers, comprising emergency primary health care districts, to provide routine information (patients way of contact, level of urgency and first action taken by the out-of-hours services) over several years based on a minimal dataset. This will enable monitoring, evaluation and comparison of the respective activities in the emergency primary health care services. The aim of this study was to assess incidence of emergency contacts (potential lifethreatening situations, red responses) to the emergency primary health care service. Methods: A representative sample of Norwegian emergency primary health care districts, The Watchtowers recorded all contacts and first action ...
This course will provide the paramedic student with the verbal and nonverbal skills pertinent to establishing helping communication between the patient and their entourage in a pre-hospital setting. The student will learn how to solicit information about the patients health complaint, as well as their values and demographics so as to foster a trusting and helping relationship. They will additionally learn how to discuss the patients state of health with the patient and their entourage as well as to inform them of the possible treatment options. the student will also learn how to support the patient and/or their entourage in their treatment decision. How best to provide support for the patients entourage in the case of sudden death of the patient will also be addressed. To establish a successful helping relationship, the use of respectful and caring verbal and nonverbal communication is important across all these communication roles ...
Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact. Creates the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact to(i) protect the public through verification of competency and ensure accountability for patient-care-related activities of licensed emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, (ii) facilitate the day-to-day movement of EMS personnel across state boundaries in the performance of their EMS duties as assigned by an appropriate authority, and (iii) authorize state EMS offices to afford immediate legal recognition to EMS personnel licensed in a member state. The bill includes an enactment clause authorizing the State Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board to review decisions of the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice and, upon approval by the Interstate Commission of any action that will have the result of increasing the cost to the Commonwealth of membership in the compact, recommend to the General Assembly that the Commonwealth withdraw
AIM: To investigate the association of temperature on arrival to hospital after out-of-hospital-cardiac arrest (OHCA) with the primary outcome of mortality, in the targeted temperature management (TTM) trial.. METHODS: The TTM trial randomized 939 patients to TTM at 33 or 36°C for 24h. Patients were categorized according to their recorded body temperature on arrival and also categorized to groups of patients being actively cooled or passively rewarmed.. RESULTS: OHCA patients having a temperature ≤34.0°C on arrival at hospital had a significantly higher mortality compared to the OHCA patients with a higher temperature on arrival. A low body temperature on arrival was associated with a longer time to return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and duration of transport time to hospital. Patients who were actively cooled or passively rewarmed during the first 4h had similar mortality. In a multivariate logistic regression model mortality was significantly related to time from OHCA to ROSC, time ...
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What Is Unique About Airway Management in the Pre-Hospital Setting?. In: Hung OR, Murphy MF. Hung O.R., Murphy M.F. Eds. Orlando R. Hung, and Michael F. Murphy.eds. Hungs Difficult and Failed Airway Management, 3e New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; .§ionid=171845479. Accessed December 12, 2017 ...
Study objective : To measure the incremental cost-effectiveness of various improvements to emergency medical services EMS systems aimed at increasing survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Methods : We performed cost-effectiveness analysis based on 1 metaanalysis of effectiveness of the various EMS systems, 2 costing of each component...
STASSEN, W and WELZEL, T. The prevalence of hypotension and hypoxaemia in blunt traumatic brain injury in the prehospital setting of Johannesburg, South Africa: A retrospective chart review. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2014, vol.104, n.6, pp.424-427. ISSN 2078-5135.. BACKGROUND: Each year, ~89 000 (180/100 000) new cases of head injury are reported in South Africa (SA), with the majority of patients being in the economically active population. Hypotension and hypoxaemia significantly increase the morbidity and mortality in patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Cerebral tissue is particularly vulnerable to these secondary insults in the period immediately following a TBI, emphasising the importance of prehospital care in TBI. OBJECTIVE: To establish the prevalence of prehospital hypotension and hypoxaemia in moderate to severe blunt TBI in greater Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA. METHODS: The records of adult patients who sustained a moderate to severe TBI between 1 January and ...
Emergency Medical Technician Lab (1 cr.) The EMT Lab teaches skills necessary to care for patients in the prehospital setting. It includes automated defibrillation, airway adjuncts, oxygen delivery, managing wounds, and other procedures. Students complete evaluations under the instruction of certified EMTs. Meets the Department of Transportation and Public Safety Institute standards ...
In TSTCs Emergency Medical Service program, youll learn from experienced, certified instructors in an environment that combines hands-on labs with lecture. Youll gain skills in medical procedures required to assess and treat victims at the scene and en route to the hospital, and youll get to put your abilities to the test in a clinical learning environment to gain extensive, on-the-job experience. As a program, our goal is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician (Basic), and/or First Responder levels.. TSTC in Abilene EMSP National Registry Pass Rates ...
Lars Wik MD, PhD, is a Senior Consultant of Anesthesiology at Oslo University Hospital and the Norwegian National Advisory Unit on pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (NAKOS), where he also holds a position as a Senior Researcher. He actively practices clinical pre-hospital emergency medicine and conducts advanced research on cardiac arrest and trauma while working with the manned doctor car in Oslo. In addition, he has regular shifts at Oslo University Hospital Anesthesia department. Since 1985 Lars has been active in conducting clinical and experimental research into mechanical CPR. He was the Principal Investigator for the CIRC randomized controlled trial and led several clinical outcome studies that have resulted in the change of resuscitation guidelines. Lars work has generated contributions to about 100 publications (JAMA, NEJM, Circulation, Resuscitation) resulting in several invitations to present at congresses run by the European Resuscitation Council and American Heart Association. Lars ...
The Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has posted the draft report for the systematic review on Comparative Effectiveness of Analgesics to Reduce Acute Pain in the Prehospital Setting. Review and comment by May 31, 2019. Visit the Effective Healthcare website.. ...
A Proclamation Every day of the year, at all hours of the day and night, we rely on emergency medical services (EMS) professionals and volunteers for critical care in our homes, on our roads, in our hospitals, and wherever needs exist. EMS teams serve all Americans, standing ready to respond at a moments notice, and tirelessly enhancing our countrys preparedness and resilience. During Emergency Medical Services Week, we recommit to supporting all EMS providers, and we celebrate their selflessness and courageous contributions to our Nation.. Our EMS system includes a wide array of dedicated specialists, including emergency medical technicians, 9-1-1 dispatchers, paramedics, firefighters, law enforcement officials, educators, nurses, and physicians. From rural regions of our Nation to our busiest urban centers, EMS teams provide access to quality care when unforeseen illness, injury, or disaster strikes. The aid they administer cuts across various disciplines and often requires split-second ...
Background: Survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) varies between emergency medical service (EMS) systems, but the contribution of different receiving hospital (RH) characteristics to this variability is unknown.. Objectve: To examine whether survival after OHCA is related to RH characteristics.. Material and Methods: We did a prospective 4-year observational study of adult non-traumatic OHCA in an urban EMS. RH characteristics were Critical Care Level (CCL- high, middle, general), teaching status, public or private, and yearly OHCA volume. CCL was nationally categorized by their expertise of providing emergency cardiac catheterization, 24-hour emergency physicians and intensivists, post-arrest protocol, and timely thrombolysis for stroke. Other potential prognostic factors for regression analysis included age, sex, arrest witnessed, bystander CPR, initial cardiac rhythms, EMS time intervals, advanced level paramedics (ALS), and with malignancy. The primary endpoint was survival to ...
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is designed to prepare individuals to render pre-hospital Basic Life Support (BLS) care at the scene of an emergency and during transport of the sick and injured.
An emergency medical dispatcher is a professional telecommunicator, tasked with the gathering of information related to medical emergencies, the provision of assistance and instructions by voice, prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS), and the dispatching and support of EMS resources responding to an emergency call. The term emergency medical dispatcher is also a certification level and a professional designation, certified through the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO), the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch, and PowerPhone, Inc. Many dispatchers, whether certified or not, will dispatch using a standard Emergency Medical Dispatch protocol. A dispatch function of sorts has always been a feature of both emergency medical service and its predecessor, ambulance service. The information processing, if only to identify the problem and the location of the patient, has always been a logical part of the process of call completion. Prior ...
Indianas Emergency Medical Services training standards are established by the Indiana Emergency Medical Services Commission and either meet or exceed the standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for EMS programs. The Training Division issues approval for all training programs and courses. ...
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BACKGROUND: Patient expectation survey at the Emergency Medical Services can improve patient satisfaction. A need was established to conduct such a survey in order to recommend its use as a quality improvement tool. METHODS: The study was conducted on patients visiting the Emergency Medical Services, Aga Khan University, Karachi. A questionnaire was used to collect information on the demographic profile, and expectations of patients. The ethical requirements for conducting the study were met. RESULTS: A hundred patients were surveyed. The majority was relatively young, married men and women, well educated and better socio-economically placed. The majority of the patients expected a waiting time and a consultation time of less than 30 minutes and 20 minutes, respectively. The majority of respondents expected and agreed to be examined by a trainee but there were reluctant to be examined by the students. There was an expectation that the consultant will examine patients and not advice the attending team
Background: Prehospital perimortem caesarean delivery (PCD) is a rarely performed procedure. In this study, we aimed to examine all PCDs performed by the four Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in the Netherlands; to describe the procedures, outcomes, complications, and compliance with the recommended guidelines; and to formulate recommendations. Methods: We performed a population-based retrospective cohort study of all consecutive maternal out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that underwent PCD in the prehospital setting between May 1995 and December 2019. Registered data included patient demographics, operator background, advanced life support interventions, and timelines. Resuscitation performance was evaluated according to the 2015 European Resuscitation Guidelines. Results: Seven patients underwent a prehospital PCD. Three mothers died on the scene, while four were transported to a hospital but died in the hospital. Seven neonates were born by PCD. One neonate died on the scene and six were ...
From gunshot wounds to domestic violence to highway trauma, emergency medical service personnel are trained to handle any situation. The program at Lamar State College-Orange will provide all of the necessary training to prepare the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to respond to all types of emergencies.. ...
Work with EMS agencies and Emergency Room Personnel. Students learn critical thinking skills necessary to perform emergency medical interventions in the prehospital environment.. The program is 28 weeks consisting of 220 classroom hours, 90 clinical hours (30 hospital and 60 ambulance hours).. In addition to these hours, the student must complete the minimum skills that are required as stated in the documentation booklet.. Students will learn advanced skills including Intravenous Therapy, Medication Administration, and basic EKG Interpretation. During training, student will ride along in an ambulance and perform within the state of Ohio AEMT scope of practice, under the direct supervision of another Ohio certified AEMT or Paramedic.. ...
This course curriculum explains the difference between the various levels of the Emergency Medical Technicians and the responsibilities that accompany each level of training. The student will learn such topics as medical/legal issues, communications, stress, system structure, infection control, patient assessment, lifting, and medical terminology.
More than 40 percent of people aged 65 years or older experience one or more falls each year, often resulting in injuries [1, 2]. Consequences of falls include a reduction in physical activity and functional decline which in turn can lead to a poorer quality of life and social isolation. All these factors increase the risk of dependency and institutionalisation [3-5].. Many older people do not seek medical attention after a fall [6] but a significant and increasing number require paramedic attendance as a consequence of a fall. In the period July 2008 - June 2009, the Ambulance Service of New South Wales (ASNSW), Australia attended to 42,331 fallers aged 65 years and older which constitutes approximately 5.1% of all emergency ambulance responses [7]. This proportion is similar to the 7.5% reported in an urban Emergency Medical Service system in the USA [8]. The demand for emergency services to assist older fallers is likely to increase with population ageing.. In most countries, the current ...
The purpose of the study was to determine the epidemiology and the etiology of cardiac arrests witnessed by emergency medical services EMS personnel and the survival from resuscitation according to the Utstein style. Consecutive prehospital cardiac arrests witnessed by EMS personnel in the Helsinki City EMS system between January 1,1994 and...
July 22, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has announced a signed purchase agreement for the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emerg...
The King County Medic One/EMS system is primarily funded by a countywide, voter-approved EMS levy (RCW 84.52.069) which will expire December 31, 2019. To ensure continued emergency medical services in 2020 and beyond, the region will undertake an extensive planning process to collaboratively develop a Strategic Plan and financing plan (levy) for King County voters to renew in 2019. Overseeing the development and vetting of the Medic One/EMS levy is the EMS Advisory Task Force, which is charged with reviewing and endorsing broad policy decisions for the EMS system.. The first meeting of the EMS Advisory Task Force will be held on January 18, 2018, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Tukwila Community Center (located at 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA). For information about this meeting and the upcoming Medic One/EMS levy planning process, please contact Helen Chatalas, Assistant EMS Division Director, at [email protected], 206-263-8560 or use our online contact form.. ...
The Morrow County Health District works with ambulance organizations in Gilliam and Wheeler counties to manage Tri-County Ambulance Association. Tri-County Ambulance Association is a membership program designed to help residents maintain affordable access to quality emergency medical services. By joining, membership provides payment after insurance coverage for medically necessary ambulance service. The cost for a family membership is $45 per year.. In addition to coverage in Morrow Gilliam and Wheeler counties, members receive benefits in over 50 other service areas. Tri-County Ambulance Association has developed reciprocal agreements with an extensive network of EMS providers throughout Oregon to ensure its members receive the finest lifesaving care possible at an affordable price.. ...
In patients presenting with acute dyspnea in a pre-hospital setting, the early and correct diagnosis may present a significant clinical challenge. Physical examination, chest radiography, electrocardiography, and standard biological tests often fail to accurately differentiate heart failure (HF) from pulmonary causes of dyspnea. Timely differentiation of HF from other causes of dyspnea may permit the early institution of appropriate medical therapy. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and amino-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) have been proposed as early markers of HF and demonstrated to be useful for diagnosing and excluding HF in the emergency department. A combination of BNP or NT-proBNP testing and standard clinical assessment has been suggested to be superior to either tool used in isolation. Some previous studies have also suggested that quantitative capnometry (QC) may be useful in differentiating between cardiac and obstructive causes of respiratory distress. Therefore, the ...
The introduction of the Ambulance Response Programme will mean that more patients will be seen more quickly than ever before. Here, some of the experts behind the scheme explain more about why it is good news for patients. Professor Keith Willett, Medical Director for Acute Care at NHS England, says that the Ambulance Response Programme…
In trauma situations, we can provide bleeding control, splinting, bandaging, spinal motion restriction, needle chest decompression for tension pneumothorax (collapsed lung), CPR, oxygen administration and intravenous therapy. If you were to have a medical complaint we can administer oxygen, monitor your oxygen level with a pulse oximeter, end-tidal CO2 detection, clear airway obstructions, monitor your EKG (electrocardiogram), cardiac defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, diagnostic EKG (12-lead electrocardiogram) use advanced airways(endotracheal intubation), intravenous therapy, interosseous infusion, needle cricothyrotomy for complete airway blockage and administer medications for cardiac, diabetic, allergic reaction and respiratory emergencies.. Local policy regarding ambulance transportation destination is set by the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Medical Services Agency. According to this policy, if your medical condition is stable in the judgment of the Paramedic you may select a ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Evolving Role of Mobile Stroke Units within the Prehospital Stroke Systems of Care. AU - Fayad, Pierre. AU - Grotta, James C.. PY - 2020. Y1 - 2020. KW - Editorials. KW - attention. KW - brain. KW - stroke. KW - thrombectomy. KW - triage. KW - workflow. UR - UR - U2 - 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029420. DO - 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029420. M3 - Editorial. C2 - 32390551. AN - SCOPUS:85085477320. SP - 1637. EP - 1638. JO - Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation. JF - Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation. SN - 0039-2499. ER - ...
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel are an integral component of the health care framework and function to transport patients from various locations to and between care facilities. In addition to physical injury, EMS personnel are expected to be at high risk to acquire and transmit health care-associated infections (HAIs) in the workplace. However, currently, little is known about EMS biosafety risk factors and the epidemiological contribution of EMS to pathogen transmission within and outside the health care sector. Health care facility microbiomes contain diverse bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens that cause over 1.7 million HAIs each year in the United States alone. While hospital microbiomes have been relatively well studied, there is scant information about EMS infrastructure and equipment microbiomes or the role(s) they play in HAI transmission between health care facilities. We review recent literature investigating the microbiome of ambulances and other EMS service facilities ...
The Bennington Local Health Office coordinates with local schools, non-profits, businesses, and first responders to protect our community during a public health emergency. Our community partners include the Bennington Local Emergency Planning Committee, long-term care facilities, the regional planning commission, Southwestern Medical Center, United Counseling Service, fire and police departments and emergency medical services agencies.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Emergency cardiac CT for suspected acute coronary syndrome. T2 - Qualitative and quantitative assessment of coronary, pulmonary, and aortic image quality. AU - Dodd, Jonathan D.. AU - Kalva, Sanjeeva. AU - Pena, Antonio. AU - Bamberg, Fabien. AU - Shapiro, Michael D.. AU - Abbara, Suhny. AU - Cury, Ricardo C.. AU - Brady, Thomas J.. AU - Hoffmann, Udo. PY - 2008/9. Y1 - 2008/9. N2 - OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a dedicated coronary CT protocol provides adequate contrast enhancement and artifact-free depiction of coronary, pulmonary, and aortic circulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Dedicated coronary 64-MDCT data sets of 50 patients (27 men; mean age, 54 ± 12.4 years) consecutively admitted from the emergency department with suspected acute coronary syndrome were analyzed. Two independent observers graded overall coronary arterial image quality and qualitative and quantitative contrast opacification, motion, and streak artifacts within the pulmonary ...
Lake Forest, Illinois (PRWEB) June 15, 2013, a leading global retailer specializing in outstanding vapor steam cleaners for home and commercial use, today announced that it is offering the Ladybug Tekno 2350 vapor steam cleaner to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The Tekno qualifies as a disinfection device for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), making it more suitable than traditional hard-surface disinfectants for cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting ambulances.. Ambulances that are used for patient transport must be properly cleaned after every transport, says a spokesperson. But you dont need the toxic products most EMS agencies use. Using ordinary tap water, the Ladybug Tekno 2350 vapor steam cleaner offers a level of performance that chemical disinfectants may never achieve, all while ensuring employee and patient safety.. Current research shows that the simplified water-only protocol of the Tekno 2350 achieves a greater kill rate in 3 ...
The general aim of this thesis was to study symptoms, prehospital delay and time trends in long-term survival in men and women with myocardial infarction (MI). The study was based on quantitative and qualitative data collections.. Study I was based on The Northern Sweden MONICA Myocardial Infarction Registry, 1989-2003, including 5072 men and 1470 women with a confirmed MI. Symptoms and prehospital delay were described and trends over time according to sex and age were studied. Typical pain was present in 86% of the men and 81% of the women and typical symptoms were more common among younger persons than older persons. Up to the age of 65 no gender differences were seen in the prehospital delay. In the oldest age group (65-74 years) time to hospital was longer than among the younger group, especially among women.. Study II was based on individual interviews with 20 men with a first confirmed MI, representing the age range 65-80 years, about their experiences during the prehospital phase. The ...
AIMS: The aims of this study were (a) to determine the prehospital prevalence of electrocardiographic (ECG) signs of acute myocardial ischemia in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome and (b) to describe the relationships between the various ECG patterns and the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and outcomes. METHODS: Prospective cohort study using data from an interventional trial in acute chest pain patients transported by the emergency medical services. These patients were classified into 3 groups: patients with ECG showing signs of acute myocardial ischemia, patients with ECG showing other abnormal changes (bundle-branch block, pacemaker rhythm, Q-wave or T-wave inversion) and patients without significant pathologic findings. All P values are age-adjusted. RESULTS: Among 1546 patients, 312 (20%) had ECG signs of acute myocardial ischemia. Of them, 57% had a final diagnosis of AMI versus 26% of those with other abnormal ECGs and 12% of those with ECG without significant ...
Introduction: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a lethal health problem thataffects between 236,000 and 325,000 people in the United States each year. As resuscitationattempts are unsuccessful in 70-98% of OHCA cases, Emergency Medical Services(EMS) personnel often face the needs of bereaved family members.Problem: Decisions to continue or terminate resuscitation at OHCA are influenced byfactors other than patient clinical characteristics, such as EMS personnels knowledge,attitudes, and beliefs regarding family emotional preparedness. However, there is littleresearch exploring how EMS personnel care for bereaved family members, or how theyare affected by family dynamics and the emotional contexts. The aim of this study is toanalyze EMS personnels experiences of caring for families when patients suffer cardiacarrest and sudden death.Methods: The study is based on a hermeneutic lifeworld approach. Qualitative interviewswere conducted with 10 EMS personnel from an EMS agency in southern ...
In GREAT, median call-to-needle times were 55 and 185 minutes for prehospital and hospital groups; 90% and 1% of measurements were ⩽ 90 minutes, respectively.1 In this audit, comprising many of the same practices that took part in the trial, the corresponding times were improved, at 45 minutes for prehospital thrombolysis, and 145 minutes for hospital thrombolysis. The improvement is most marked for the hospital group, where call-to-needle times were 40 minutes shorter in the audit than in the trial. This was largely owing to shortening of door-to-needle times in hospital, from 87 minutes in GREAT (estimated mean), to 35 minutes (median) in this audit.. Call-to-opiate times give an indication of the first opportunity for thrombolysis, which may be initiated about 15 minutes after opiate is given. In both prehospital and hospital groups, median call-to-opiate times were about half an hour.. In some rural areas of Scotland, thrombolytic treatment is given by general practitioners in community ...
The latest edition of a text and reference for student and professional paramedics. It covers 85 of the most commonly used drugs in prehospital care. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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  • Some EMTs are paramedics - they have training to do medical procedures on site. (
  • Vital to disaster response, EMS workers include: first responders, emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, and others whose titles may not always suggest their EMS duties. (
  • Approximately 900 firefighters are trained to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and about 300 firefighters are Certified Emergency Paramedics (CEPs). (
  • The goal of the Phoenix Fire Department Paramedic Education Program is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the advanced Emergency Medical Technician and or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical responder levels. (
  • TEMS providers are sometimes sworn police officers cross trained as paramedics, paramedics that are operators trained and integrated into the SWAT Team, or medical providers trained in tactical EMS who are then integrated into law enforcement or military units. (
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 23% by 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (
  • In 2016, Albuquerque Firefighters and Paramedics responded to 104,936 calls for service. (
  • AFD staffing levels include 471 basic emergency medical technicians and 202 paramedics. (
  • A group of present and former King County Medic One paramedics (referred to as the 'Merritt Class') who are current members of PERS and/or LEOFF who did not receive retirement service prior to December 31, 2003 while they were paramedic trainees sued King County to obtain retirement service credit. (
  • Town officials are preparing to negotiate an agreement with a private ambulance company to take over emergency medical services while the town's firefighters train to become paramedics. (
  • The $684,000 option calls for two paramedics, one emergency medical technician and a rescue vehicle at each of the town's fire stations. (
  • The service supplies paramedics, doctors, emergency technicians, and emergency paediatric first aiders (EPFAs) to provide first aid and medical cover and, if necessary, patient transport services (PTS) at organised events such as music festivals and sporting events amongst others. (
  • EMTs and paramedics are the eyes and ears of the medical community. (
  • The Department of Emergency Medical Services strives to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with or without exit points at the Advanced EMT, and/or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. (
  • Whether you see us for a class or for medical assistance, our paramedics are dedicated to helping you get expert care that makes a difference. (
  • Our paramedics teach various education programs to help your team provide critical care in emergency situations. (
  • In English-speaking countries, they are known as paramedics and emergency medical technicians , with the former having additional training such as advanced life support (ALS). (
  • In some parts of Europe, for example, legislation insists that efforts at providing advanced life support (ALS) Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU) services must be physician -staffed, while other permit some elements of that skill set to specially trained nurses, but have no paramedics. (
  • Elsewhere, as in North America, the UK and Australasia, ALS services are performed by paramedics, but rarely with the type of direct 'hands-on' physician leadership seen in Europe. (
  • As the principal resource hospital in Chicago's western suburbs, Loyola provides training and education to emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the surrounding areas. (
  • Currently, the Milwaukee Fire Department provides basic and advanced life support with over 900 Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic (EMT-B), and over 130 EMT-Paramedics. (
  • These EMT-Bs and paramedics staff the department's 30 Engine Companies, 8 Ladder Companies and 12 Mobile Emergency Department (MED) Units that respond to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) incidents for the City of Milwaukee. (
  • With this program, students acquire the skills to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics who provide out-of-hospital care to the critically ill and injured. (
  • Today, Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services provides advanced life support services with advanced care paramedics and primary care paramedics on all of our fire and ambulance apparatus. (
  • people are employed as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. (
  • Medical oversight is provided by Charles Cady, M.D. The Department contracts with Gateway Technical College for EMS continuing education and the training of new paramedics. (
  • Thus, response times for paramedics or emergency medical technicians to arrive on-site with a defibrillator are often more than ten (10) minutes, resulting in average SCA survival rates in the United States of less than five (5) percent. (
  • Paramedics are expected to assess and recognize medical, trauma, emotional and psychological alterations from health, as well as render basic and advanced life support care in a wide variety of conditions and locations, and to people of all ages. (
  • They traditionally experience a high turnover rate as EMTs or paramedics leave to join municipal services. (
  • Misplaced endotracheal tubes by paramedics in an urban emergency medical services system. (
  • To determine the incidence of unrecognized, misplaced endotracheal tubes inserted by paramedics in a large urban, decentralized emergency medical services (EMS) system. (
  • We conducted a prospective, observational study of patients intubated in the field by paramedics before emergency department arrival. (
  • Our instruction goes beyond the minimum education required for EMTs and Paramedics and is specifically crafted to create highly employable students ready to work in challenging, high-stakes emergency situations as soon as they graduate and are licensed. (
  • The EMTs and Paramedics have the emergency skills to assess a patient's condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, trauma and many medical emergencies. (
  • Emergency Medical Services includes paramedics, advanced emergency medical technicians and emergency medical technicians who collaborate with physicians to optimize acute care of the sick and injured. (
  • Emergency Medical Service ( Rettungsdienst or more frequently just Rettung ) (EMS) in Austria is a service of public pre-hospital emergency healthcare, including ambulance service, provided by individual Austrian municipalities, cities and counties. (
  • The team is available 24 hours a day with services provided in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service utilising both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. (
  • The EMRS functions supplementary to the regular Scottish Ambulance Service Air Ambulance service. (
  • Council members ranked the town's Fire Department second, Broward County Emergency Medical Service third and Medics Ambulance Service fourth. (
  • The Fire Departments Emergency Medical Services division works in conjunction with Area Ambulance Service to provide a caring and quick response to the community. (
  • The reference to 'the Foundation' is the Harford Fire & EMS Foundation, which operates a paid ambulance service serving the more densely populated areas of the county under the auspices of the Harford Fire and EMS Association, which represents the 12 independent volunteer fire and EMS companies. (
  • Lakeview EMS began in 1984 as a basic life support ambulance service. (
  • The four ambulance services in Washoe County Health District are the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District , the Gerlach Fire and Ambulance Service and Pyramid Lake Fire Rescue (PLFR). (
  • More recently, the DBOH approved an Amended and Restated Franchise for Ambulance Service in May 2014. (
  • Last year, volunteers from the service, along with the Welsh ambulance Service and South Wales Police, treated 110 people for intoxication, head wounds, lacerations and other ailments. (
  • The AFR ambulance service generates approximately $1.4 million in revenue on an annual basis which offsets the actual operating costs required to provide this vital and important service. (
  • We and our air medical team will per day 24 hours safe and fast your emergency ICU patient transfer by air ambulance service in Dibrugarh with advanced medical life support system. (
  • Air Ambulance Service in Bangalore serves anywhere active emergency patients care with very affordable patients care and emergency rescue transfer services. (
  • Falcon Emergency provides topmost and reliable medical charter air ambulance service in Bangalore with bed to bed medical services from Bang. (
  • The Phoenix Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Division provides Paramedic Continuing Education Classes. (
  • The Phoenix Fire Department Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( ) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). (
  • With a rich variety of EMS agencies all easily accessible and access to a centralized statewide system regulated by the Depoartment of Health Center for EMS, Fellows learn the breadth of EMS, from volunteer Basic EMS through third-service paid Paramedic EMS and Critical Care Transport. (
  • Creighton University's Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Emergency Medical Services (BSEMS) combines a broad liberal arts education with comprehensive paramedic instruction. (
  • Graduates who receive current paramedic certification qualify for employment in fire/rescue departments, private ambulance services, flight services, hospitals, emergency care centers and industrial organizations. (
  • The town plans to create its own independent paramedic service. (
  • Whether you are a student enrolled at the University of South Alabama, someone who would like more information about our EMT and Paramedic Certificate Programs, a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Medical Services or the Bachelor's Degree in Professional Health Sciences, thank you for visiting. (
  • These levels were defined by a standard minimum level of knowledge and skills into Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), and paramedic. (
  • Considered by many to be "the father of modern emergency medical services," Page was a Los Angeles County Fire Department battalion chief when he was assigned to coordinate the countywide implementation of paramedic rescue services in 1971. (
  • Emergency medical services ( EMS ), also known as ambulance services or paramedic services , are emergency services which treat illnesses and injuries that require an urgent medical response, providing out-of-hospital treatment and transport to definitive care. (
  • In some services, they may also provide emergency cover when other units are not available, or when accompanied by a fully qualified technician or paramedic. (
  • Ready to start a new and exciting career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic? (
  • Upon the completion of the the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program and obtaining a state licensure, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic is typically employed with fire departments, private ambulance companies, hospitals, and within the industry. (
  • The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree is designed to augment the skills of the practicing paramedic. (
  • This degree allows students to capitalize on their paramedic education, positioning themselves for advancement within the fire service. (
  • In the mid 1970's, the Department formed an Emergency Medical Services Division and the Department began the transition into the Paramedic age. (
  • In 1974, the department began to place non-transport paramedic units in service. (
  • Help the community on the scene in an emergency or on day-to-day basis in a non-medical emergency by training to become an emergency medical technician or paramedic. (
  • Employment opportunities continue to grow for emergency medical services graduates -- with careers as a paramedic in a hospital or ambulance or career growth to become a firefighter, flight medic, and 911 communications. (
  • This concentration meets the needs of students who already have an associate's degree in Paramedic Science and wish to pursue a bachelor's degree with an emergency medical service focus. (
  • A paramedic is awarded practice privileges and functions under the direction of a Resource Hospital EMS Medical Director (EMS MD) in an IDPH-approved EMS System. (
  • Competition for jobs is high, especially at the paramedic level within the Fire Services. (
  • Physicians enrolled in Morristown Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) Fellowship participate in courses, conferences, meetings, community outreach programs, paramedic training and pre-hospital care. (
  • Paramedic training is an important role of EMS medical directors. (
  • Emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, do specific rescue jobs. (
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are often the first responders to any emergency situation, making split second decisions that save people's lives. (
  • This 199 hour basic pre-hospital care provider course meets Maryland State and National Registry of EMTs requirements leading to eligibility for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and will include the latest State of Maryland Medical Protocols for EMS Providers. (
  • The Emergency Medical Service Directory lists 1404 ambulances, blood banks, hospitals, eye banks, 24 hrs Pharmacists and oxygen suppliers in cities across India. (
  • In some systems, members may be present who are qualified only to drive ambulances, with no medical training. (
  • Larrey subsequently entered Napoleon's service during the Italian campaigns in 1796, where his ambulances were used for the first time at Udine, Padua and Milan, and he adapted his ambulances to the conditions, even developing a litter which could be carried by a camel for a campaign in Egypt . (
  • Our ambulances respond to all medical emergencies and, depending on the seriousness of the call, a fire engine can respond and assist an ambulance crew or treat a patient before an ambulance arrives. (
  • We have 3 ambulances, 2 fire engines and a three bed simulated emergency room that are all used to conduct realistic patient care scenarios throughout the class. (
  • This is combined with in class lectures and discussions and 30 hours of ride time in ambulances, fire engines, and emergency rooms. (
  • Andover Fire Rescue EMS personnel will transport the ALS patient in their ambulances to the closest or preferred medical facility and cohesively work together to deliver the best possible pre-hospital patient care while en route. (
  • Among the topics covered in our training is how to equip ambulances with child-friendly medical equipment. (
  • Collaborating with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Emergency Medical Services, external icon NIOSH uses the occupational supplement to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System ( NEISS-Work ) to collect data on nonfatal injuries and illnesses among EMS workers. (
  • The Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is responsible for planning and coordinating an effective and efficient statewide EMS system. (
  • The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services has migrated the Return to Locality program and associated documentation to an online, paperless process. (
  • Pursuant to federal and state emergency declarations, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and at the direction of State Health Commissioner Dr. M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA, the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services is suspending all triennial trauma center verification visits scheduled to take place during 2020 (provisional trauma centers are excluded from the one-year extension. (
  • The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services is providing guidance in the form of a white paper to both EMS agencies and facilities considered to be allowable destinations for ambulance transports under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance during the current Coronavirus pandemic. (
  • Thanks, your message has been sent to Office of Emergency Medical Services! (
  • The Northern Virginia Community College EMS program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services upon the recommendation of the Division of Accreditation, Certification and Education. (
  • The EMT and Paramedicine Programs are accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). (
  • Get updated recommendations from NIOSH on preventing fentanyl exposure among emergency responders. (
  • The purpose of this project is to improve worker protections by identifying research needs related to illicit drug exposure to healthcare workers and emergency responders. (
  • This will help first responders know what they're getting into on each call, said Dr. Ben Weston, the medical director for the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management. (
  • Since that time, our staff have been trained as firefighters and medical responders, and have the flexibility to work on any apparatus on any given day. (
  • When defibrillation is provided by community emergency medical services many factors can limit the timely delivery of lifesaving defibrillation to remote rural locations or to urban locations that may be difficult for emergency responders to reach due to the need to negotiate traffic, staircases, elevators, escalators, or crowds of people. (
  • By request of Bob Shipley and Shane Delorme, the Board of Trustees of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey establishes the Student Association of First Aid Emergency Responders (S.A.F.E.R.) on May 4, 2011. (
  • Please come out and discover the exciting world of emergency responders. (
  • The fire and EMS services in the region are our first responders to trauma, and their initial assessment, treatment and decisions impact patient outcomes. (
  • This means emergency medical technicians (also called first responders) in the field follow medical protocols developed by YRMC ED physicians and nurses. (
  • You may need care in the hospital emergency room (ER). (
  • They answer emergency calls and give basic medical care. (
  • If you or someone you know needs emergency care, go to your hospital's emergency room. (
  • The information on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. (
  • This service is called Krankentransport or Sanitätseinsatz in German, and provides service to non-ambulatory patients with low-acuity or chronic conditions, or to those who are recovering from acute care situations, and who lack the ability to use other means of transport (i.e. by taxi, own car or public transport). (
  • In addition to regular emergency and non-emergency services, there are Mobile Intensive Care Units MICU stationed in most of the major cities. (
  • This service usually applies to intensive-care unit patients, hence the German name Intensivtransport . (
  • Emergency medical services (EMS) workers provide pre-hospital emergency medical care. (
  • For example, firefighters and nurses may provide pre-hospital emergency care as part of their routine job duties. (
  • National EMS for Children Day places a spotlight on the delivery of high-quality emergency medical care for children, focusing on the unique needs of critically ill or injured pediatric patients and the challenges faced by EMS professionals in meeting those needs. (
  • The EMSC program is working with EMS leaders nationwide to ensure that all children - no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive the best care possible in an emergency. (
  • Review the AAP Pediatric Preparedness Resource Kit , which is a resource that pediatricians, public health leaders and other pediatric care providers can use to assess what is already happening in their community or state, and help determine what needs to be done before an emergency or disaster. (
  • LifePACT Critical Care Transport Service: Clinical shifts with the only 24/7/365 physician-staffed critical care team in New England. (
  • Tactical Emergency medical services (TEMS) is out-of-hospital care given in hostile situations by specially trained practitioners. (
  • Tactical medical providers (TMPs) provide care in high risk situations where there is an increased likelihood for law enforcement, civilian, or suspect casualties. (
  • The Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) provides aeromedical critical care to people in Scotland. (
  • It provides patients in remote and rural areas with rapid access to the skills of a consultant in emergency medicine, intensive care medicine, or anaesthesia, and facilitates transfers to larger, better equipped city hospitals. (
  • The EMRS was formed in 2004 when NHS Argyll and Clyde approved a 12-month trial which involved 11 consultants in emergency or intensive care medicine. (
  • An independent service evaluation demonstrated value for money and lifesaving benefits of critical care retrieval. (
  • The service responds to seriously ill and injured patients, often in remote locations, who require early critical care interventions and quick transfer to a better equipped, urban hospital. (
  • New Zealand and Canada have also developed similar patient retrieval services in support of their rural health care practitioners. (
  • Alongside traditional coursework, you'll participate in nearly a year of clinical immersion and direct patient care, working with local fire departments and ambulance services, and various clinical units within area hospitals. (
  • The profession is growing at a rapid pace, and qualified professionals are needed to fill emergency care positions in a variety of settings. (
  • Our programs and services are designed to assure quality prehospital patient care, from when the call is received by the 911 center to the delivery of the patient to the trauma center or hospital. (
  • The Medical Director works closely with the EMS Deputy Chief and EMS Division Commander to assure quality patient care through the evaluation and review of the entire EMS system. (
  • Medic One/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is standing by to help you 24 hours a day with a system that provides a continuum of care that assures every patient the emergency medical attention they need. (
  • Every day of the year, at all hours of the day and night, we rely on emergency medical services (EMS) professionals and volunteers for critical care in our homes, on our roads, in our hospitals, and wherever needs exist. (
  • The Affordable Care Act, which I signed into law this year, authorizes innovative new emergency care and trauma systems, and improves and expands EMS for children. (
  • Here you will find the list of services and areas where we, the Care Quality Commission, authorise and regulate this service to operate. (
  • We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage them to improve. (
  • When we inspect health and social care services, we give them ratings and publish reports about them - information you can use when you're choosing care. (
  • To get to the heart of patients' experiences of care and treatment, we ask the same five questions of all services: are they safe, effective, caring, responsive to people's needs, and well-led? (
  • We inspected this service under our emergency and urgent care framework. (
  • It involved a four-day emergency driving course accredited by the Institute of Health Care Development (IHCD). (
  • The service had a clear aim, namely to reduce hospital admissions and NHS costs by providing effective patient care on site. (
  • Emergency Medical Service personnel are highly trained health care professionals who administer immediate care to those suffering medical or traumatic injuries that occur in and out of the hospital setting. (
  • Our students receive didactic, laboratory and clinical education in every facet of emergency medical care and prehospital medicine. (
  • Practical information about what to do and who to contact in case of emergency, or if you are looking for information about emergency care. (
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a broad term encompassing the many parts that are involved in the prehospital care and transportation of patients. (
  • In 1973, he left the L.A. County Fire Department to become chief of EMS for the state of North Carolina, where he implemented a statewide program of emergency medical care and rescue services. (
  • In general, a medical screening examination and any medical care necessary and likely to prevent imminent and significant harm to the pediatric patient with an emergency medical condition should not be withheld or delayed because of problems obtaining consent. (
  • Minors (persons under the age of legal consent as defined by state law) often require care in the prehospital environment and present to emergency departments (EDs) with medical concerns. (
  • Through EMS care, classes, courses, education and stewardship, we look forward to providing the highest quality medical support to everyone we meet. (
  • As a first resort, the EMS provide treatment on the scene to those in need of urgent medical care. (
  • Emergency care in the field has been rendered in different forms since the beginning of recorded history. (
  • The sooner that critical medical care is provided to the victim of cardiac arrest, stroke or trauma, the better their chance of surviving and returning to their family, their community and their career. (
  • Henderson firefighters are cross-trained to provide emergency medical services and work in a team-based approach when providing critical care. (
  • Since 1995, the Sheriff's Office has operated an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Unit to provide a wide range of care for the residents of Albany County. (
  • The District of Colombia Department of Health defines an emergency medical service (or EMS) as a service providing out-of-hospital acute care and transport to definitive care, to patients with illnesses and injuries which the patient believes constitute a medical emergency (What is emergency medical service? (
  • The goal of most emergency medical services is to either provide treatment to those in need of urgent medical care, with the goal of satisfactorily treating the presenting conditions, or arranging for timely removal of the patient to the next point of definitive care. (
  • Technicians are usually able to perform a wide range of emergency care skills, such as Automated defibrillation, care of spinal injuries and oxygen therapy. (
  • Farlex 2012) The main use of resuscitation trolley is to manage different types of emergencies in health care units and the management of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (Remote Health Atlas, 2007). (
  • Sometimes it's hard to know which kind of care you need: urgent care, primary care, or the emergency department at a hospital. (
  • For minor illnesses and injuries, Urgent Care wait times are usually shorter than at an emergency department, and unlike visiting your family doctor, you don't need an appointment. (
  • Use this handy chart to help determine the best type of care for your medical condition. (
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are usually the first health care professionals on the scene of an accident or called to assist someone with a sudden, serious illness. (
  • The Wound Care Center provides services for adult outpatients (18 and older) referred by a Physician/Primary Care Provider for evaluation and treatment of problem wounds. (
  • Our 27-bed emergency facility is one of the most advanced in the Midwest and contains specialty care sections for trauma, cardiac care and pediatrics. (
  • Our trauma center provides 24-hour coverage by emergency physicians, nurses and general surgeons and is supported by specialists from orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, radiology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatrics and critical care. (
  • In addition, a "fast track" pediatric triage within Loyola's emergency department ensures that children receive the specialized care they need. (
  • This shows Loyola's expertise in emergency care and commitment to the care of the community. (
  • Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children is a collaborative program between Loyola and the Illinois Department of Public Health aimed at improving pediatric emergency care in Illinois. (
  • The Program strives to support the needs of the community for cost effective, expedient and quality emergency medical care and ground transport. (
  • WAC 246-976-960: Regional emergency medical services and trauma care councils. (
  • Regional emergency medical services and trauma care councils. (
  • i) Identify the need for and recommend distribution and level of care (basic, intermediate or advanced life support) for verified aid and ambulance services for each response area. (
  • Determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care. (
  • Based on assessment findings, EMS providers render emergency medical care to adult, infant and child, medical and trauma patients. (
  • Provide out-of-hospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system trauma such as controlling hemorrhage, treatment of shock, bandaging wounds, and immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed extremities. (
  • Our staff work hard every day to provide high-quality patient care to those who use our services. (
  • Respond to all requests for medical help in a prompt and efficient manner consistent with established standards of care. (
  • The Emergency Medical Services Deputy Chief shall be a citizen of the United States and shall be qualified by education and training, including at least three years of experience as an emergency medical technician (in accordance with N.J.A.C. 8:40A, Emergency Medical Technicians-Basics: Training and Certification) or in the practice of emergency medical care. (
  • The Fire Service in Anne Arundel County has a long history of providing medical care/first aid. (
  • When 911 is called and emergency medical services (EMS) are involved in the care and transportation of a stroke patient, those EMS providers play a crucial role in helping people survive a stroke and in reducing long-term disabilities. (
  • Austin Community College's nationally accredited Emergency Medical Services Professions Program equips students with quick-response medical skills, human anatomy, patient care, and more. (
  • Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. (
  • The hospital's department of emergency medicine is home to the base station for the mobile intensive care unit ( MICU). (
  • Atlantic Ambulance Corporation, a division of Atlantic Health System, operates basic and advanced emergency response units, as well as basic and specialty care transport units. (
  • Fellows are involved on a day-to-day basis with the managers and medical directors of the corporation to gain a comprehensive understanding of how EMS systems interact in the real world of community and specialty care hospitals. (
  • The City of Kenosha Emergency Medical Services is dedicated to providing compassionate Basic and Advanced Life-Support care, as well as education, transportation and related services that are reliable, professional and tailored to the needs of the community. (
  • The Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service was awarded the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award in recognition of the creation of an outreach initiative called Montgomery County Non-Emergency Invention and Community Care Coordination (MCNIC3). (
  • MCNIC3 targets these frequent 911 users and attempts to connect them with a variety of community-based medical and social programs, in an effort to better meet their ongoing healthcare needs without taking emergency care away from those with true emergency needs. (
  • Course emphasis is on recognition of signs and symptoms of illness and injury and appropriate emergency care procedures. (
  • Our program supports and fosters critical thinking, research and service, and provides opportunities for cooperation and strategic linkages between all essential components for the delivery of quality EMS care. (
  • But despite the system, emergency care remains under developed, under-equipped and unsophisticated even in private facilities. (
  • Currently, most public emergency centres are staffed by clinical and medical officers who lack specific training in emergency care. (
  • The third problem is that Kenya doesn't have an organised national emergency or trauma care system. (
  • The draft National Policy on Disaster Management in Kenya (2009) highlights the need for emergency care systems. (
  • This is largely due to the delayed recognition of the need to develop emergency care systems in Kenya as a priority. (
  • The biggest failing is that the country doesn't have an organised national emergency care system. (
  • Patients with different types of complaints are evaluated by health care providers with no specialised emergency care training. (
  • Unfortunately, due to the high cost of medical treatment at private health care facilities, people are forced to turn to government facilities. (
  • Here they are met with a lack of emergency care and significant delays in getting care. (
  • Our mission is to meet and advance the changing educational needs of the public, pre-hospital and hospital care providers by advancing both the art and science of medicine in the practice of emergency medicine. (
  • We challenge students to exercise their knowledge and to perform their skills in a way that delivers the top degree of safety, the best standards of care, the utmost of responsibility and the highest dedication to the art of emergency medical care for the sick and injured in the field. (
  • This paper aims at introducing emergency physicians and health care providers to quality initiatives in EMS and serves as a reference for tools that EMS medical directors can use to launch new or modify existing quality control programs in their systems. (
  • At its earliest developmental stage, an EMS system is a system of emergency care that functions to reduce death and disability usually resulting from two epidemics: trauma and cardiac arrest. (
  • The IOM defined quality as "the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge" and described six dimensions of quality care: a care that is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable [ 5 ]. (
  • When applied to EMS, the IOM concepts on quality care therefore entail a system design with a specific arrangement of personnel, facilities, and equipment that functions to ensure not only effective and coordinated delivery of health care services under emergency conditions but also high quality appropriate care. (
  • This ideal system design is nonexistent since most EMS systems evolved as a response to the communities' needs for emergent health care services (military conflicts, major highways trauma, and nontraumatic cardiac arrest) rather than as an a priori designed EMS infrastructure. (
  • We kept all emergent care but a lot of other areas of service were reallocated to prepare for a surge. (
  • The fire service often performs Emergency Medical Services (EMS) because they are strategically and geographically well positioned to deliver time critical response and effective patient care expeditiously. (
  • This multi-agency program announcement is designed to improve the quality and quantity of research related to emergency medical services for children (EMSC), with the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality in children through improved care delivery. (
  • The goal of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program is to improve the quality of emergency care for children. (
  • Program activities are directed to ensure the availability of appropriate resources and adequately trained personnel in order to effectively meet the emergency care needs of the critically ill and injured child. (
  • EMSA, the dominant private ambulance provider in Oklahoma, with headquarters in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, uses the Medusa Medical (MM) "Siren"-brand electronic patient care record system for its patient documentation. (
  • EMT providers are trained to care for patients on accident scenes and on transport by ambulance to the hospital under medical direction. (
  • Of all the facets of the health care system, there are few things as chaotic and complex as emergency care. (
  • A car crash, a sudden illness, an injury that needs immediate attention-any of these are reason to seek medical care at a hospital emergency department. (
  • Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), a Level 4 Trauma Center, operates two Emergency Departments (EDs) where people of all ages from throughout western Yavapai County receive care for medical emergencies, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. (
  • Both EDs-one at YRMC East in Prescott Valley and the other at YRMC West in Prescott-provide emergency care for critically ill or injured people as well as people with minor illnesses or injuries. (
  • The Acute Care Unit offers a spacious and modern facility to treat acute medical, surgical, gynecological or traumatic illnesses. (
  • When you need non-life-threatening emergency room care in Boston, Tufts Medical Center allows you to check-in for an estimated treatment time so that you can wait at home instead of in a Boston ER waiting room. (
  • Tufts Medical Center has a rooftop helipad that provides easy access to the Emergency Department and Critical Care Units for patients transported by air. (
  • New England Quality Care Alliance is the award winning, not for profit, physician network of Tufts Medical Center. (
  • So contact for best and reliable charter air ambulance services with full care and comfort. (
  • Free training for health care providers - be they Children's National employees or other providers in the greater D.C. community - interested in improving their skills in the area of pediatric emergency medicine is available from the Children's National Emergency Medical Services for Children Program and our partners. (
  • This course is designed for those who need to provide emergency advanced life support care. (
  • The emphasis is on the theory and management of pre-hospital care: patient assessment, patient treatment, and patient transport in the emergency setting. (
  • Students will be required to spend a minimum of 24 hours observing emergency care providers outside of classroom. (
  • Firefighters provide emergency medical services at crash site. (
  • Phoenix firefighters provide emergency medical services at a crash scene. (
  • The Fire Department uses a fully integrated system, utilizing dual-role firefighters in the delivery of fire and emergency medical services. (
  • Flatley wants LifeFleet to provide emergency services until the firefighters can be trained and phased in. (
  • Firefighters and emergency services personnel are our heroes. (
  • Non-Emergency Services - Arranging and performing the transport of non-emergency patients (i.e. transfer to, from, and between hospitals). (
  • They are brought into action whenever a patient with a serious and complex medical condition, requiring advanced levels of support during transit needs to be transferred between hospitals. (
  • In 2007, the service was extended to cover three rural general hospitals and 13 community hospitals as part of an 18-month trial funded with £1.59 million. (
  • Section 1867 of the Social Security Act imposes specific obligations on Medicare-participating hospitals that offer emergency services to provide a medical screening examination (MSE) when a request is made for examination or treatment for an emergency medical condition (EMC), including active labor, regardless of an individual's ability to pay. (
  • Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals (includes "virtual" hospital), a Medical Group with more than 2,400 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 160 clinics, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. (
  • Staff represents the Health District on local and statewide committees which may include representatives from hospitals, ambulance services, fire and law enforcement agencies. (
  • In 2018, we transitioned our hospitals and medical offices to a new electronic medical records system called Epic. (
  • Many relate to emergency situations and how doctors are suffering from having to deal with poorly staffed and under-equipped hospitals. (
  • Now, hospitals, doctors and dental services are starting to resume. (
  • Ambulance services are severely strained by an unprecedented number of flu-related visits to hospitals and emergency rooms. (
  • The Riverside County Emergency Medical Services Agency and Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency have reported a significant increase in recent emergency responses and ambulance transports, combined with increased delays at hospitals during transports. (
  • In addition, this course will provide the training needed for students to recognize and respond to life threatening emergencies. (
  • In 2017, there were an estimated 21,200 injuries and illnesses among EMS workers that were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. (
  • However, as the service has transferred patients from an event site via ambulance to local urgent and emergency centres between August 2016 and August 2017, the service falls into the scope of our regulation. (
  • Regina Qu'Appelle Heath Region's Emergency Medical Services invites the community to attend their open house on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at EMS Central, located at 1350 Albert Street. (
  • During the week of Dec. 24, 2017, calls for ambulance services around Riverside County were more than 31 percent above the weekly average. (
  • Brown EMS Fellow 2018-2019 Dr. Erin Ciummo completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year. (
  • Ambulance services licensed in Massachusetts may begin implementing the use of the 2018 Statewide Treatment Protocols prior to April 1, 2018 as soon as their EMS personnel are trained and equipped. (
  • 2018 marks the 106th year of the department's role as an integrated service. (
  • For emergencies, call 911 immediately. (
  • To ensure continued emergency medical services in 2020 and beyond, the region will undertake an extensive planning process to collaboratively develop a Strategic Plan and financing plan (levy) for King County voters to renew in 2019. (
  • Take federal advocacy action and urge your members of Congress to support the EMSC Program by visiting the AAP Department of Federal Affairs web site and clicking on 'Fully Fund the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program' in the Advocacy Action Center. (
  • Creighton's EMS education program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions . (
  • Ludwig said Page helped turn around thinking about EMS by his pioneering education program and as advisor to "Emergency! (
  • He also was the technical support services program manager for the United States Fire Administration, for which he managed a national program of consulting and technical assistance for fire and EMS agencies. (
  • We also conduct various emergency training courses for the medical community and general public and we also manage a medical disaster preparedness program. (
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is a national program to recognize the men and women that provide emergency medical services and raise awareness for the key role EMS professionals play in keeping their community healthy. (
  • Pre-Health students who have questions regarding program requirements, admission, transcript evaluation or students who need academic advising are encouraged to visit the MEC Student Services Center in room 202. (
  • The Health District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Oversight Program was established by an interlocal agreement executed by local jurisdictions in August 2014. (
  • In addition, Program staff coordinates medical disaster planning, response and recovery activities before, during and after disasters within Washoe County. (
  • The MFD, in conjunction with the Milwaukee Police Department, supports a Tactical Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) program to enhance response capabilities to incidents involving special weapons and tactics operations. (
  • The Emergency Medical Services Professions Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. (
  • The Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) Fellowship at Morristown Medical Center is a one-year program for residents looking for additional clinical and academic opportunities. (
  • We accept eight residents each year, and the program is based on the core content developed by the American Board of Emergency Medicine EMS Subspecialty Task Force. (
  • Through this awards program, we are able to recognize innovations in the delivery of emergency medical services throughout the nation. (
  • The vision of the Emergency Medical Technician Program is to be the program of choice in graduating competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians to meet the personnel needs of the Emergency Medical Services in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. (
  • The mission of the Emergency Medical Technician Program is to provide EMS education to residents of Baltimore City and surrounding counties that prepares graduates to take the examinations leading to national registry and state certification as Emergency Medical Technicians. (
  • The primary goal of the program is to graduate students prepared to serve as competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians to meet the personnel needs of the Emergency Medical Services in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. (
  • The program Medical Director is Dr. Ryan M. Kramer. (
  • Emergency Medical Services is a limited enrollment program. (
  • Upon admission to the Emergency Medical Services program, the mathematics requirement is met. (
  • When you enroll in Lansing Community College's Emergency Medical Services program you're embarking on a path that leads to a rewarding career that also benefits your community. (
  • The Emergency Medical Service program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). (
  • This program includes formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, and the management of incidents and Emergency Medical Services. (
  • In this program, you will have the unique opportunity to study and develop in an interdisciplinary environment with faculty and peers in the nursing and health services programs. (
  • Occasionally, the visiting GP will contact the EMS dispatcher and order a Krankentransport , should it be determined following medical assessment, that the patient could be cared for in a safer and better manner in a hospital. (
  • AFD fire fighters provide the first-tier of the emergency response, including scene control, patient assessment, stabilization and treatment in anticipation of transport. (
  • Areas covered in in our education programs include, but are not limited to, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Patient Management, Advanced Medical Patient Management, and Advanced Airway Management. (
  • However, children and adolescents might require evaluation of and treatment for emergency medical conditions in situations in which a parent or legal guardian is not available to provide consent or conditions under which an adolescent patient might possess the legal authority to provide consent. (
  • In addition, current federal law under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) mandates an MSE for every patient seeking treatment in an ED of any hospital that participates in programs that receive federal funding, regardless of consent or reimbursement issues. (
  • EMS agencies may also operate the non-emergency patient transport service, and some have units for technical rescue operations such as extrication , water rescue, and search and rescue . (
  • This patient portal is a feature of our new, fully-connected electronic medical records system, Epic. (
  • Understand how to manage your medical history during our patient portal transition process. (
  • In the Emergency Medical Services you are the first to take action to save the life of the patient. (
  • In order for the YRMC emergency physician to diagnosis or assess the patient, additional tests-blood work, x-rays, MRI or other studies-may be required. (
  • Falcon Emergency provides well-reliable and finest emergency charter air ambulance services from Dibrugarh to Delhi and Dibrugarh to Bangalore with the patient loading system machine. (
  • Falcon Emergency also serve very active and excellent medical team with expert medical team of a Doctor and paramedical staff for your patient. (
  • Medical abbreviations will be included to assist you in your documentation on Emergency Department (ED) patient records/EMS run sheets and communication with other health professionals. (
  • An additional option, which most closely resembles tactical EMS, is utilizing a person previously trained as a medical practitioner to provide medical support for law enforcement by either integrating them into the team itself or allowing them to treat casualties in a warm zone (a location that is deemed to be a mild risk for sustaining injuries). (
  • Emergency Medical Services The vision and mission of the EMS Division is to provide excellence in service delivery to the citizens and visitors of the City of Albuquerque. (
  • The service employed a medicines and pharmaceutical adviser who could provide guidance on medicines, for example following any significant changes to legislation, guidance or best practice. (
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports the principle that all pediatric patients who present to any emergency medical services (EMS) provider or ED for evaluation and treatment should receive an initial evaluation or medical screening examination (MSE) regardless of ability to pay or presence of a legally authorized decision-maker who can provide consent. (
  • Google Inc. received a patent on the use of drones to provide emergency medical service. (
  • They are dependent to examine patients, analyze injuries and diseases, and provide treatment to patients in the emergency department. (
  • The mission of the Emergency Medical Services Lab (EMSL) is to provide students in the emergency services field the tools and equipment necessary to become successful in their learning experience. (
  • Persons receiving a bill for Willingboro Township EMS services shall make payment to the Willingboro Township third-party billing agent within 30 days or provide proof that they have submitted a claim to their insurance carrier for payment within 30 days of receipt of request of a bill. (
  • We still provide the same high quality service but are afforded additional resources and support from Alberta Health Services. (
  • Stockton EMS helped GTAS to provide emergency first aid at SET's Woodstockton IV featuring the Goo-Goo Dolls on April 11, 2014. (
  • Later that semester, Stockton EMS helped GTAS to provide emergency first aid at SET's Woodstockton V featuring Panic! (
  • Most EMS agencies provide service 24/7, 365 days/year. (
  • Cleveland Clinic's Emergency Services Institute produces NEO Siren to provide educational and newsworthy information for EMS providers. (
  • You will participate in scenario-based simulations that will provide exceptional training and require use of management and medical skills. (
  • In Austria, it is still commonplace for physicians to make house calls for those patients who are not able to visit a medical practice. (
  • The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Innovation and Improvement Center (IIC) is partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics , American College of Emergency Physicians , and the Emergency Nurses Association to celebrate EMSC Day on May 20, 2020. (
  • The Fellowship offers comprehensive experiences in EMS Medical Direction through agreeements with numerous local EMS agencies where fellows are immersed as medical directors/EMS physicians. (
  • Physicians who complete EMS fellowships typically become medical directors of large EMS systems, so an understanding of EMS administration is essential. (
  • During an 8-month period, emergency physicians assessed tube position at ED arrival using a combination of auscultation, end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO(2)) monitoring, and direct laryngoscopy. (
  • The objective of this paper is to introduce emergency physicians and other healthcare providers to the concepts of quality measurement in EMS with a focus on clinical performance indicators currently used by EMS agencies in the USA and by ambulance services in other countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia. (
  • These state-of-the-art EDs are staffed with skilled physicians, nurses and other medical practitioners who specialize in emergency medicine. (
  • The Pediatric Emergency Department offers a designated area for the treatment of children, staffed by pediatric house officers, pediatric emergency nurses and child life specialists , and is supervised by on-site attending pediatric emergency physicians. (
  • An extensive electronic medical record is used throughout the ED and the same system is used to fax information back to referring physicians, providing them with information concerning their patient's visit. (
  • The GP service is usually only used for minor illnesses (i.e. fever, common cold), where a hospital stay is not necessary but the intervention of a Physician may be advisable. (
  • Dr. Rybasack-Smith completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Rhode Island Hospital. (
  • This award recognised hospital teams that demonstrate improved outcomes of medical & surgical conditions. (
  • Bachelor Degree graduates are well trained in Hospital and Emergency Management skills and are routinely offered positions in Healthcare Management and Administration. (
  • Healthcare Management and Informatics, which qualifies them to compete for opportunities at every level within a hospital or medical office setting. (
  • Emergency medical services prepare to airlift the victim of a car accident to hospital, in Ontario, Canada. (
  • This is most likely an emergency department of a hospital . (
  • Oftentimes, this is an emergency department at a hospital . (
  • Prior to 1912, the Galt Hospital provided ambulance services to the community of Lethbridge. (
  • Prepare students for employment in the field of out-of-hospital emergency medical services. (
  • To request, cancel or reschedule an appointment for most hospital services, call our Central Scheduling Department Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm, for assistance. (
  • Morristown Medical is designated as a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and a Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. (
  • The ED at YRMC West serves as the area's "emergency base hospital. (
  • Tufts Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. (
  • Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center. (
  • A degree in Emergency Medical Services and Management will afford you the opportunity to be prepared to work in a wide range of emergency and allied health areas, including pre-hospital healthcare. (
  • Page, founder of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, died Sept. 4 of cardiac arrest while swimming in a pool in Carlsbad, Calif. He had no known history of heart disease, said a spokeswoman for San Diego-based Jems Communications. (
  • We were the first basic service in the metro area to carry and use cardiac monitoring and defibrillation equipment. (
  • Watch the 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Emergency Medical Services at the University of South Alabama, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions. (
  • MassBay's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education programs are designed to prepare students for careers in prehospital emergency medicine. (
  • Measuring quality in emergency medical services (EMSs) is important since EMS is the practice of medicine in the prehospital setting. (
  • The expansion in EMS scope and increase in the range of medical interventions performed by prehospital providers were paralleled with an increased scrutiny of the value and effectiveness of the services deployed in the prehospital setting [ 1 , 2 ]. (
  • The Washoe County EMS Strategic Plan is a requirement of the Interlocal Agreement for Emergency Medical Services Oversight. (
  • The agreement created a regional emergency medical oversight function within the Health District for the management, measurement and improvement of EMS in Washoe County. (
  • An Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) will be able to perform all the skills as an EMT, in addition will perform advanced life saving skills such as starting intravenous lines, giving medications, and securing a patient's airway. (
  • The Alberta Health Charter outlines principles to guide the health system, sets out key responsibilities for individuals and families, and guides healthcare providers/organizations in delivering superior healthcare services. (
  • I agree to use the service in accordance with the Terms of Service and Content Usage Policy . (
  • Emergency Medicine Journal. (
  • Medical direction is furnished by a contract vendor that provides a physician, who is board-certified in emergency medicine, for guidance and direction on all medical issues. (
  • The Division of EMS is one of several Divisions within the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brown. (
  • We're proud of our award-winning history and continuing commitment to the best emergency medicine. (
  • An emergency room physician assistant practice and perform medicine on a team with other physician assistants under the surveillance of an emergency room physician in the emergency department. (
  • Taught by expert faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, emergency medicine classes are fast-paced and active, with students spending a lot of time outside, practicing their skills, and applying material learned in the classroom. (
  • The MICU and department of emergency medicine are actively involved in joint educational and research activities. (
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine 1993;22:1652-1658). (
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine , 1989;18:1269-1275). (
  • Benjamin Wachira is affiliated with the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation, African Federation for Emergency Medicine. (
  • Emergency Medicine has just recently been recognised as a medical speciality by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board as well as the Clinical Officers Council. (
  • The Institute of Medicine (IOM), in a report entitled "Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads" and published in 2006, recommended the development of "evidence based performance indicators that can be nationally standardized so that statewide and national comparisons can be made" [ 3 ]. (
  • Emergency medicine encompasses the prevention, treatment and transport of the sick and injured. (
  • Dr. Ciummo earned her medical degree at St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies. (
  • then getting your Bachelor of Science degree in emergency medical services is the perfect option for you. (
  • CPCC also offers students interested in a career in EMS the opportunity to earn an Associated in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Science. (
  • The Emergency Services Department offers the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree with a concentration in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). (
  • At Red Rocks, EMT is also the first semester in the Associates of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technology degree. (
  • The availability of this service provides a better treatment option to those patients who, in other EMS systems, might generate low-acuity ambulance calls or emergency department visits. (
  • The service rarely conveys patients out of an event site. (
  • The service had a medical cycle response unit to help staff reach patients in areas that may be inaccessible by a rapid response vehicle (RRV) or ambulance. (
  • Loyola Medicine's emergency department treats some of the region's most critically ill and injured patients. (
  • Loyola treats approximately 45,000 seriously ill and injured patients in the emergency department every year. (
  • Unfortunately, less than one-half of all stroke patients in Wisconsin arrive at the emergency department (ED) by ambulance. (
  • When 911 is called, Emergency Medical Dispatch should be able to identify potential acute stroke patients, preferably through a Medical Priority Dispatch System during the 911 call. (
  • PORTSMOUTH - In March, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, preparing for the possibility of a surge in cases, and to protect medical staff as well as their patients, many elective and non-emergency medical services were put on hold. (
  • Denise Palumbo, RN, and Vice President of Cardiovascular Services at Wentworth-Douglass, said deciding what to close was a complicated decision, made in part to assure adequate supplies of PPE (personal protective equipment) in the event of a large influx pf COVID-19 patients. (
  • YRMC's ED nurses combine their extensive experience as well as national criteria to categorize ED patients as either "Emergency" or "Fast Track. (
  • People with more complicated or serious problems are considered Emergency patients. (
  • All patients are "triaged" to allow people in greatest need for medical attention to be seen first. (
  • All EMT personnel follow written protocols as set by the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Medical Control Board. (
  • records management services personnel, EMS supply coordinators, tactical medics, an EMS advisory committee and emergency preparedness staff. (
  • Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) offers quality training for emergency medical personnel. (
  • Glassman also urged participation by any fire and EMS service leaders and personnel from whom interviews may be requested by the consultant, noting that such input will be a 'key part' of the study. (
  • In addition to responding to 911 calls, the EMS unit provides personnel to support other specialty teams with the Sheriff's Office, such as the Search and Rescue Team (SRT) and Emergency Response Team (ERT). (
  • The State of Nevada Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) Office provides certification and licensing of EMS personnel in all Counties except Clark County. (
  • The Township Council hereby establishes a paid and part-paid Emergency Medical Services Department and force and provides for the maintenance, regulation and control thereof and, except as otherwise provided by law, appoints such members, officers and personnel as shall be deemed necessary, determines their terms of office, fixes their compensation and prescribes their powers, functions and duties. (
  • As the delivery of fire based Emergency Medical Services continued to evolve in the1970's, the Fire Department began training personnel to the level of Emergency Medical Technicians in 1972. (
  • Despite the existence of emergency medical services personnel and institutions that train them, they are still not recognised as medical professionals in Kenya. (
  • Andover Fire Rescue (AFR) provides Emergency Medical Services at the Basic Life Support (BLS) level to the Town of Andover 24/7/365 with most of its personnel trained and certified as Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic. (
  • Doctors and nurses there treat emergencies, such as heart attacks and injuries. (
  • This service addresses acute onset illness and injury conditions, such as myocardial infarction , or accidents with severe injuries, to name just two. (
  • Learn about results from a 4-year study capturing data from EMS workers treated in emergency departments, and get recommendations to prevent injuries and exposures. (
  • In the emergency department, physician assistants would face and treat life-threatening injuries or non-threatening situations. (
  • Serious illnesses or injuries should be treated at the emergency department. (
  • The Emergency Medical Services Section staff consists of the Deputy Chief, Medical Director, Programs Manager, and three Staff Captains. (
  • 3-112 Emergency Medical Services Deputy Chief. (
  • The Emergency Medical Services Deputy Chief shall be appointed by the appointing authority pursuant to the rules and regulations prescribed by the New Jersey State Civil Service Commission. (
  • The Emergency Medical Services Deputy Chief, in accordance with the New Jersey State Civil Service Commission, is also required to possess a current emergency medical technician certification valid in New Jersey and required to posses a current and valid CPR certification (professional level) issued by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. (
  • The Emergency Medical Services Deputy Chief shall be required to be a resident of the municipality during his/her term of appointment. (
  • Clinical governance was embedded into the service, and there was a designated clinical governance group, led by two doctors and the lead nurse. (
  • Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences with the opportunity to become an Emergency Medical Technician after successful completion of specific courses in the first year. (
  • Emergency Services - Responding to all calls concerning immediate danger to the life and/or health of a person. (
  • Join the Medical Reserve Corps or the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) in your state. (
  • Review the AAP Preparedness Checklist for Pediatric Practices for advanced preparedness planning tips that can mitigate risk, ensure financial stability, strengthen the medical home, and help promote the health of children in the community. (
  • Additionally, graduates may pursue careers in education, management of EMS systems, quality assurance coordination, emergency preparedness, public relations representation for medical services organizations, industrial health services and community health education. (
  • Division of Emergency Health Services. (
  • In 1996, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published the EMS Agenda for the Future which attempted to create a common vision for the future of EMS. (
  • Licensure also allows individuals to have higher earnings potential and responsibilities within the fire service or expand opportunities that exist in the allied health field. (
  • In 2009 Alberta Health Services ( AH​S ) assumed governance of emergency medical services in the province and the city of Lethbridge has been a contracted provider of EMS ever since. (
  • The City of Kenosha Fire Department is licensed through the State of Wisconsin Health and Family Services. (
  • The National EMS Agenda for the Future (Agenda), a consensus document published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 1996, declared that EMS education must be of high quality and represent the intersection of the EMS profession and the formal educational system and must be affiliated with an institution of higher learning and available for college credit. (
  • Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information. (
  • Our fellows deliver lectures at local first aid squads, manage community safety meetings and attend all Atlantic Health System public gatherings that require medical support. (
  • Community health and safety in the NWTC district depend upon predominately volunteer emergency caregivers, trained by NWTC to function in demanding circumstances. (
  • Health officials in Riverside and San Bernardino counties are offering residents advice about the best ways to avoid the flu, when to call 9-1-1 and when to visit the emergency room. (
  • But that happens in the marketing world everyday-why should it be any different in the case of emergency medical services or health information technology? (
  • When the floodwaters started to rise in southern Alberta, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team from the Edmonton Zone of Alberta Health Services was. (
  • YRMC's EDs are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services ( ADHS ). (
  • As a Level 4 Trauma Center, both of YRMC's ED teams work with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to support Arizona's statewide trauma system. (
  • Enjoy health updates for you and your family and learn more about Tufts Medical Center's services. (
  • Emergency Doctors Medical Service is operated by Emergency Doctors Medical Services Limited. (
  • In Austria the individual Austrian states ( Bundesländer ) are legally responsible for the provision of emergency services, but typically delegate these responsibilities to the individual community level. (
  • The Emergency Medical Services Director Scholarship is available to students at Northeast Community College. (
  • The Department has a long history of emergency medical service, going back to 1926, providing 'inhalator' service to the community. (
  • USA is a community of leaders and learners who support and challenge one another through academic experiences, research and service that advance the Gulf Coast region and the world. (
  • It will also dovetail with a separate internal assessment of EMS currently being headed up by our Director of Emergency Services Eddie Hopkins with input from the fire and EMS community. (
  • The mission of MassBay's EMS educational programs is to train and educate emergency medical professionals to excel in meeting the needs of the community they serve. (
  • Engage in community service activities. (
  • Baltimore City Community College offers the Emergency Medical Technician 9 credit course . (
  • Baltimore City Community College has been approved by The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services (MIEMSS) to offer the Emergency Medical Technician credit course. (
  • The Department of Public Safety can also assist members of the LIU Post Campus community in many non-emergency situations, from battery jump-starts to vehicle lockouts. (
  • If a member of the campus community encounters a situation where they require immediate emergency assistance, he/she should contact the Department of Public Safety from any campus phone by dialing extension 2222 or use one of the blue light emergency phones on campus and a Public Safety officer will assist you. (
  • A gathering of students with interests in emergency medical professions who wish to use our knowledge, ethics, resources and leadership skills to give the general public, especially our peers, a better understanding of basic lifesaving techniques and procedures in case the worst should ever befall them or those close to them. (
  • Briese also said that when the trade press at the time was not providing the kind of exposure to EMS that Page felt was necessary, he launched the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, considered one of the world's most respected sources of EMS information, in 1979. (
  • In addition to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, the company publishes Wildland Firefighter, Homeland First Response and FireRescue magazines. (
  • If this service has not had a CQC inspection since it registered with us, our judgement may be based on our assessment of declarations and evidence supplied by the service. (
  • The service had their own driving standards assessment for members of staff who were trained in-house. (
  • Garry Briese, executive director of the International Assn. of Fire Chiefs, echoed that assessment and added that "Emergency! (
  • While EMT-Basic is a minimum requirement for hiring at most fire departments and ambulance services, competition is high for these jobs. (
  • This project aims to improve personal protective equipment (PPE) selection and use compliance among healthcare workers (HCWs) and emergency medical service providers by developing performance and design requirements. (
  • Other medical providers in Townsville or Cairns will require you to pay for the consultation in full and then submit a claim to Allianz Global Assistance to receive a refund. (
  • During Emergency Medical Services Week, we recommit to supporting all EMS providers, and we celebrate their selflessness and courageous contributions to our Nation. (
  • EMS providers spend long hours to further their medical education, train themselves on the latest life-saving techniques, and maintain vital emergency equipment, often choosing to do so on their own time and at their own expense. (
  • The role of EMS providers extends beyond performing services themselves, however. (
  • We highlight good practice and issues that service providers need to improve and take regulatory action as necessary. (
  • Public and private EMS providers and fire and rescue services from across the country often call to inquire about our highly-skilled and multi-competent graduates. (
  • This basically means that true Emergency Medical Service providers can't use UAVs for this purpose. (
  • The mission of the EMS Strategic Plan is to coordinate the delivery of efficient and effective emergency medical services to the citizens, businesses and visitors of Washoe County through collaboration with EMS providers. (
  • What do Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers do? (
  • Approximately 1,600 fire and emergency services leaders attended the 29th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner to pay tribute to the dedication and commitment of the nation's fire and emergency services providers. (
  • Association between poor sleep, fatigue, and safety outcomes in emergency medical services providers. (
  • Emergency Medical Service providers are dispatched to the scene of an incident by an emergency dispatcher and often with-or are themselves-police and/or fire officers. (
  • Welcome to the website of the Department of Emergency Medical Services at the University of South Alabama. (
  • A study of Harford County's emergency medical services system has begun as part of a review that is expected to lead to future changes in how medic units respond across the county. (
  • Funding for the study was in the Department of Emergency Services budget for the 2016 fiscal year, she said. (
  • Following the widely publicized active shooter situations such as the Columbine High School massacre, Virginia Tech shooting, and others, major changes took place in law enforcement protocol regarding emergency medical support in the field. (
  • Presently, many law enforcement agencies across the nation have recognized the benefit of training a medical professional as a tactical officer and utilizing them in situations where there is a higher risk of sustaining casualties. (
  • They respond to traffic and industrial accidents and other emergencies. (
  • Our small non-profit coordinates and assists the various rescue squads and other emergency medical services agencies in southeastern Virginia. (
  • Employment and volunteer opportunities are available with rescue squads, fire departments, emergency rooms and private industry. (
  • Call 311 to find resources, ask questions, and utilize Washoe County services. (
  • Staff spoke highly of the positive, team-based culture at the service and the support from managers and were proud to work at the service. (
  • Medical support could be requested by a person in need of help or by others, Google said. (
  • An illustrative medical support system could be configured so that the appropriate drone would be sent as needed. (
  • However, there remain both countries and individual jurisdictions in which economics will not support ALS service, and the efforts of such individuals may represent the only EMS available. (
  • Staff oversees medical disaster planning activities in support of the DBOH's Multi-Casualty Incident Plan (MCIP), the Guidelines on EMS Coverage for Mass Gatherings, and the Medical and Weapons of Mass Destruction Annexes of the Regional Hazardous Materials Management Plan. (
  • The Conversation Africa's Samantha Spooner asked Benjamin Wachira about the state of the country's emergency medical services and what can be done to improve them. (
  • Two years later, he became executive director of Lakes Area Emergency Medical Services in Buffalo, N.Y., and he served as chief administrator of a federally funded project to upgrade and improve emergency services in upstate New York. (
  • In 2000, Chicago-based Fire Chief magazine, the leading information source for fire chiefs and chief officers across North America, recognized Page as one of the 20 people who most shaped the American fire service in the 20th century. (
  • The Fire Chief shall be the head of the Emergency Medical Services Department and shall report directly to the Director of Public Safety. (
  • As head of the EMS Department, the Fire Chief shall be responsible for overseeing the operational, organization and administrative functions of the Emergency Medical Services Department. (
  • With its commitment to consistently move forward and meet the needs of its users, our regional EMS system has made significant advances in medical technologies, methodologies and training over the past year. (
  • Glassman announced in his January state of the county address that he would be bringing in an outside consultant to look at the EMS response and delivery system, explaining at the time: 'On the public safety front, our other policy work will be an analysis of our emergency medical services delivery and organization. (
  • In his letter to the fire and EMS service, the full text of which is on Page A10 of today's edition, Glassman explained that the CHHS study 'will build upon the work of the Association's special committee chaired by Dr. Tim Chizmar to evaluate and propose improvements to our current EMS system, which was completed last fall and provided some good baseline figures that this analysis can build upon. (
  • To facilitate regional cooperation, planning and implementation of an integrated emergency medical services delivery system. (