Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services or EMS systems provide pre-hospital care
and attention to individuals suffering from illnesses and/or accidental
injuries. An organization engaged in emergency medical service is
referred to by different names like Emergency Squad, Rescue Squad,
Ambulance Service, Life Squad, First Aid Squad, Safety Squad, Ambulance
Squad and Ambulance Corps. The most popular and wide-known EMS network
is the Ambulance Organization.

In some instances, the term
‘emergency medical services’ is applied for in-hospital teams or squads
that extend their help in times of urgency. For example, if a patient
in the hospital has a cardiac arrest, workers of this in-hospital team
may come to the rescue even if they belong to other departments of the
hospital or medical organization.

The principal aim of EMS
networks is to treat patients who are in need of urgent medical care
and EMS even arranges for the timely removal of the patient to the next
step of definitive medical care. There are certain EMS units who are
responsible for handling technical rescue operations like water rescues
as well as searches and rescues.

You can contact EMS
through an emergency telephone number and speak with the EMS control
center; they will arrange for suitable resources for apposite handling
of the situation.

Members of EMS organizations belong to vastly different professional spheres and/or have different educational qualifications.

Government Emergency Medical Services

organization works separately but here ambulances and other necessities
are funded by the national and the local governments.

Voluntary Emergency Medical Services

charitable or non-profit companies readily provide ambulances either in
emergencies or for transporting a patient from one destination to
another. Services undertaken by these voluntary bodies include
providing ambulances for the community, for sports or private events,
etc. Other essential emergency medical services include:

Private Ambulance Service
Combined Emergency Service
Hospital Based Service

systems work from two levels – BLS that is Basic Life Support and ALS
that is Advanced Life Support. People involved in both these levels of
operation include

Ambulance care assistant
Ambulance drivers
Emergency Care Practitioner
Emergency medical technicians
First Responder

Saving lives is the only mission of emergency medical services.