404 Terms

"Load and Go"
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Philosophy providing non-invasive basic interventions and rapid transport to definitive health care facility. Interventions are usually basic and include non-invasive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), fracture splinting, full immobilization and oxygen administration. More relevant with BLS

"Scoop and Run"
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Scoop and run is the approach of pre-hospital trauma care in which the patient is transported as fast as possible to the hospital without trying to stabilize him at the scene. The more advanced methods of pre-hospital care which are used in the stay and play approach aren’t used.

"Stay and Play"
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Stay and play is the approach of pre-hospital trauma care in which the patient receives treatment and/or stabilization on scene before being transported to the hospital. Following medical interventions are distinctive for the stay and play approach: intubation on scene in order to secure the airway, thoracotomy, placement of intravenous lines and starting the fluid resuscitation therapy, administration of medications on scene.

3D Printing
Area: Emergency Medical Services

The action or process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.

5G network
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Fifth-generation wireless (5G) is the latest iteration of cellular technology, engineered to greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks.

Acute Coronary Syndromes
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Refers to a spectrum of clinical presentations ranging from those for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) to presentations found in non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) or in unstable angina. It is almost always associated with rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque and partial or complete thrombosis of the infarct-related artery.

Additive manufacture
Area: Emergency Medical Services

It is the industrial production name for 3D printing, a computer controlled process that creates three dimensional objects by depositing materials, usually in layers

Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Area: Emergency Medical Services

The resuscitation of dying patients. ACLS involves management of the airway, reestablishment of breathing, and the restoration of spontaneous heart rhythm, blood pressure, and organ perfusion. It begins with the recognition of cardiac or respiratory emergencies, and includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, oxygenation and ventilation, medications for restoring normal cardiac rhythms and cardiac output, cardiac pacing (when needed), and post-resuscitation care. It may begin in the out-of-hospital setting or take place in the hospital.

Advanced Life Support
Area: Emergency Medical Services

An advanced set of algorithms and protocols that extend past Basic Life Support to further assist the injured or ill patient in opening up their airways, breathing and getting air throughout the body, and promoting blood circulation in emergency situations

Advanced Life Support Ambulances
Area: Emergency Medical Services

An ambulance equipped with cardiac monitor/defibrillator/pacemaker, advanced airway equipment such as endotracheal tubes and laryngoscopes, and medications used to treat common medical emergencies such as allergic reactions, cardiac arrests, and difficulty breathing.

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