Stages of Medical Intervention that Ambulance Services Perform

The Different Stages of Medical Intervention that Ambulance Services Perform

Ambulance services are super important to the community. They allow patients to be picked up and transported to the hospital. They also save millions of people’s lives each year since they provide a fast way to get to the hospital. They perform medical interventions while patients are riding the ambulance. 


The purpose of emergency medical services are summed by something the medical field calls the Star of Life. This Star has six different stages that emergency rescue personal go through in order to save peoples lives. Here are the six stages of the Star of Life that provide purpose to what emergency medical professionals do on a daily basis.


The first stage on the Star of Life is Early detection. This is when someone detects that there is a medical problem with a patient. This can be a family member, friend, or a complete stranger. They assess the situation and figure out what is wrong with the person so that they can complete the next step in the Star of Life.


The second stage on the Star of Life that ambulance services use is called early reporting. After figuring out what is wrong with the person (they don’t have to know all the details) then the person that detected the problem will phone the police or an agency such as 911 to alert the medical professionals that a person is in need of treatment.


They will give as many details as possible to the people they call or contact. This information lets medical professionals respond as quickly as possible to save the life of the person when they arrive. The third stage on the Star of Life that ambulance services use is on the scene care. In this step of care medical professionals show up to the home or place where the patient is located. They provide any interventions that are needed to save the person’s life.


They make sure that they have all the equipment they need beforehand and use it when they arrive. They also make sure that they do these interventions as quickly as possible so that the patient has the best chance for survival and they don’t cause any nasty side effects.

The fifth step that ambulance services provide when called to an emergency is to transport the patient to a hospital or medical facility. Medical professionals must get the patient as comfortably onto the vehicle as possible. Then these professionals continue to provide life saving interventions during the ambulance ride until they arrive at the hospital.

The last step is transferring the patient for care. This is when the patient is given to other medical professionals in a hospital setting. The medical ambulance team makes sure that the patient they transferred goes to the correct department at the hospital. For additional learning material, please check out:

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