Emergency Medical Services
Emergency medical services, EMS are a type of emergency services dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care, and other medical transport to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.
Emergency medical services exist to fulfill the basic principles of first aid, which are to preserve life, prevent further injury, and promote recovery. This common theme in medicine is demonstrated by the “star of life”.
The Star of Life shown here, where each of the ‘arms’ of the star represents one of the six points, which are used to represent the six stages of high quality pre-hospital care, which are:
- Early detection – members of the public, or another agency, find the incident and understand the problem.
- Early reporting – the first persons on scene make a call to the emergency medical services and provide details to enable a response to be mounted.
- Early response – the first professional (EMS) rescuers arrive on scene as quickly as possible, enabling care to begin.
- Good on-scene care – the emergency medical service provides appropriate and timely interventions to treat the patient at the scene of the incident.
- Care in transit – the emergency medical service load the patient in to suitable transport and continue to provide appropriate medical care throughout the journey.
- Transfer to definitive care – the patient is handed over to an appropriate care setting, such as the emergency department at a hospital, in to the care of physicians.
ABM Medical center EMS department has specific task to provide back up and care for the military students during their military exercises inside the ABM military campus. Mission in Qatar and international missions are also accompanied by EMS staff at all time.
The EMS department has wide range of highly qualified and experienced staff from paramedic, EMT Basic to registered nurses with qualified pre-hospital care certification.
The technicians are continually engaged in emergency medical courses like cardiac life support, trauma life support, Disaster Management and Pre-Hospital care self up gradation.