Emergency medical services provide immediate medical services and treatments during an emergency to the patients. They provide medical transportation during an emergency. It has been proved for saving lives through many years. It helps to transport patients to and from the hospital during an emergency through ambulances and other medical transports.
Emergency medical services provide intense care and support to the patients. It helps to give the better quality of life. They provide advanced facilities and necessary medical equipment such as a ventilator, oxygen drugs, oxygen cylinders, defibrillator, medicines etc to give proper medication in an emergency.
Following purpose of an emergency medical service are –
The purpose of an emergency medical service is based on 6 general principles –
- Awareness –
Awareness or early detection of any incident or happening is important. This is the first step towards providing any medical service to a patient. After the confirmation of a medical emergency, then the report is made to the proper authorities.
- Reporting –
After the early detection, early reporting is required. They made everyone aware of their area emergency number so that in an emergency, a call should be made to report immediately.
All the description and the brief about the situation should be reported to the operator who is handling the team so that the control center will able to report the responding team of what they are going to face.
- Response –
An immediate response is sometimes very important when a patient is in critical condition and need immediate attention. The executed medical emergency team should reach the location as soon as possible to provide proper medication.
- Medication on the scene –
After reaching to the incident, the team needs to provide immediate proper medical assistance to the patient which stop the further damaging. Then the purpose of the doctor is to determine whether the patient would require further treatment into the hospital or not.
The incharge of the team should have the necessary certifications to take the full control of any medical emergency.
- Care in transit –
In critical cases, patients are transferred to the hospital through ambulance or any other medical transport. They also provide first aid and other medication throughout the transport.
- Transfer to the doctor –
The next responsibility of the team to hand over the patient to the doctor in any medical facility or in the hospital. In an emergency case, patients are transferred to the nearest hospital.
The two goals of an emergency medical service are safety and security. The air ambulance are fastest to respond in an emergency and has already saved many lives earlier.