A system of health care professionals, facilities and equipment providing emergency care.
Services provided in a hospital emergency room after the sudden onset of a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that the absence of immediate medical attention could be expected to result in: Placing the patient's health in serious jeopardy; Serious impairment of bodily functions; or Serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.
A group of governmental and private agencies that provide emergency care, usually to persons outside of health care facilities; EMS personnel generally include paramedics, first responders and other ambulance crew.
This is comprised of all the medical out-of-hospital services designed to provide emergency medical care. This normally consists of Rescue teams, First Responders, EMT's, Paramedics and Air-Evacuation personnel.
The organization providing emergency medical care to a community's citizens. An EMS system may include a notification system (e.g., 911), paramedics, EMTs (emergency medical technicians) and fire, police or ambulance personnel.
The standing organization of a community to provide emergency medical care to its citizens. May include: notification system (e.g., 911), paramedics, emergency medical technicians and fire, police or ambulance personnel.
a complex health care system that provides immediate, on-scene patient care to those suffering sudden illness or injury.
Covered inpatient and outpatient services that are furnished by a Provider qualified to furnish Emergency Services and are needed to screen, evaluate, and stabilize an Emergency Medical Condition.
The science of giving immediate care to critically ill or injured people and moving them to hospitals. This includes providing basic and advanced life support like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
Services, including personnel, facilities, and equipment required to ensure proper medical care for the sick and injured from the time of injury to the time of final disposition, including medical disposition within a hospital, temporary medical facility, or special care facility, release from site, or declared dead. Further, emergency medical services specifically include those services immediately required to ensure proper medical care and specialized treatment for patients in a hospital and coordination of related hospital services (FEMA definition).
The Emergency Medical Service system (known by the acronym "EMS" in the USA, Australia and Canada) is responsible for providing pre-hospital (or out-of-hospital) care by paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and medical first responders (MFRs in US terminology).