On this final look at the EMS system for the week, we asked Dr. Tom Rea, Emergency Medical Services Program Director for King County, to wrap it up with a look at how our system works together to save lives and provide excellent care wherever you go in the county.
In addition to his role with King County, Dr. Rea works clinically at Harborview Medical Center where he is a University of Washington Professor of Medicine. He’s dedicated his career to improving care for emergency conditions.
What constitutes a good EMS system?
The key to your question is the word “system”? For example, consider a serious motor vehicle crash where there are multiple injured persons. Many take it for granted but consider what happens: there is a 9-1-1 call to the emergency dispatch which triages the event and sends appropriate resources.
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