ERIC Number: ED051405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Emergency Medical Services; Recommendations For An Approach To An Urgent National Problem.
American Coll. of Surgeons, Chicago, IL.; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago, IL.
Medical technicians such as ambulance attendants must be trained to administer life-saving measures to the acutely ill and injured and transport them safely to a medical facility. Thus, the purpose of this conference was to bring together, for a discussion of all aspects of emergency medical services, representatives of all those groups which are currently involved in efforts to improve these services. The conference also sought to formulate some basic definitions of emergency care, and to establish workable guidelines for rendering emergency services. The materials collected in these Proceedings have been agreed upon by the participants and represent a multi-disciplinary initial effort to meet the requirements of today, and to plan for the future. The 11 papers presented at the conference included: (1) "An Overview of the Planning, Organization and Management of Ambulance Services" by Joseph Owen, (2) "The Efficient City Emergency Medical System-Myths and Reality" by John Waters, (3) "Training Emergency Medical Technicians" by J. D. Farrington, (4) "Training Aids" by Walter Hoyt, and (5) "Registration, Certification, and Re-Certification of Ambulance Attendants" by Peter Safar. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Conference Reports, Emergency Squad Personnel, Health Services, Job Training, Labor Needs, Medical Services, Program Development, Transportation, Vocational Education
American College of Surgeons, 55 East Erie Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: American Coll. of Surgeons, Chicago, IL.; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago, IL.
Note: Proceedings of the Airlie Conference on Emergency Medical Services (Warrenton, Va., May 5-6, 1969)