Aaron M. Florin, Attila Hertelendy
International Paramedic Practice, Vol. 6, Iss. 2, 07 Jun 2016, pp 31 - 33

Emergency Medical Services
(EMS) have expanded their
capability over several
decades. Despite advances in
pre-hospital training, patients must
still be transported to emergency
departments (ED). Modern
paramedics are capable of much
more than the 1960s ambulance
driver (Campeau, 2008). We
deliver advanced care in prehospital
and interfacility settings.
Providing more than comfort
measures, we stabilise serious
conditions. Differential diagnoses
allow us to make decisions about
treatments and whether we should
transport to specialty centres
(Dobson et al, 2009).

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