The priority of any EMS system is to deliver quality patient care in the briefest period of time following injury, regardless of system design or level of care. Wide variation exists in the level and skill of treatment provided in the pre-hospital setting . Pre-hospital medicine typically consists of two levels of care: basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS).
For trauma care, basic skills include airway management (eg, maneuvers to open an airway, oral and nasal airway adjuncts, and bag-mask ventilation), cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation, hemorrhage control, and fracture and spine immobilization. Emergency medical technicians can provide these services.
No two emergencies are exactly alike. Again and again rescue workers have to find their way through and difficult situations while under great pressure.
Our success in the areas of emergency, transport and disaster medicine confirms that we are headed the right direction with our innovative products designed with the user in mind. Among those products are the MEDUMAT ventilators with universal usage never seen before – ranging from one-button operation to primary and secondary care; AED and training devices in the MEDUCORE family; the suction device ACCUVAC and the portable LIFE-BASE systems; and our systems for Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI).