May 15, 2013
BRMC Celebrates EMS Appreciation Days 2013
National Emergency Medical Services Week 2013 is May 19-25, and BRMC Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) is celebrating! Join BRMC EMS personnel this weekend
for food, fun and helpful information about the BRMC Community Paramedic
Mobile Healthcare program. Join us on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. –
2 p.m. at Flippin Walmart. TLC Bank - Flippin will be providing hot dogs,
and you don't want to miss the dunking booth! On Sunday, May 19, join
us at Orscheln Farm & Home Supply at 1025 Hwy 62E in Mountain Home
from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m, with Arvest Bank of Mountain Home providing hot dogs.
Emergency medical services are a type of emergency service dedicated to
providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive
care, and other medical transport to patients with illnesses and injuries
which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.
The goal of most emergency medical services is to either provide treatment
to those in need of urgent medical care, with the goal of satisfactorily
treating the presenting conditions, or arranging for timely removal of
the patient to the next point of definitive care (which is most likely
an emergency department at a hospital). The term emergency medical service
evolved to reflect a change from a simple system of ambulances providing
only transportation, to a system in which actual medical care is given
on scene and during transport. In some developing regions, the term is
not used, or may be used inaccurately, since the service in question does
not provide treatment to the patients, but only the provision of transport
to the point of care.
Each year, National EMS Week brings together local communities and medical
personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide
the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."