EMS stands for Emergency Medical Services. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provide out of hospital care for those with an illness or an injury. EMS operates with a number of different types of healthcare providers including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and occasionally physicians. EMS primarily operates using ambulances but can operate using helicopters or other types of transport vehicles.
- Q Will the EMT accompany my loved one into the ER?
- Q What will happen if I go to the ER for a heart attack but it's indigestion?
- Q How do doctors determine when a patient should enter emergency services?
- Q What's my role in activating the emergency medical services (EMS) system?
- Q When should I go to urgent care versus the emergency department?
- Q Does EMS take a person to the trauma center or ER?