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THE HISTORY OF EMS

modern emergency medicine - How it all began

History of EMS

The basic principals of Emergency Medical Services or EMS are to Preserve Life, Prevent Further Injury, and Promote Recovery.

The purpose of Emergency Medicine has always been to provide treatment for the sick and injured in need of urgent medical care. That treatment includes transportation of the patient to a point of definitive care.

Baron Larrey, Napoleon's physician, is credited with developing the precepts of emergency medical care. These precepts are used in all modern EMS systems.

The Star of Life. The symbol of Emergency Medicine

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