THE HISTORY OF EMS
modern emergency medicine - How it all began
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.
- Rapid access to the patient by trained personnel.
- Field treatment and stabilization.
- Rapid transport to a medical facility, while providing medical care enroute.