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Investigating the Current Status of Collegiate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Organizations via a National Survey Study and Tracing the History of Arizona State University EMS Department

Abstract Emergency Medical Services (EMS) first response personnel treat urgent and immediate

illnesses and injuries in prehospital settings, and transport patients to definitive care if needed. EMS originated during warfare. The practice of rescuing wounded soldiers started during the Byzantine Empire, and developed along with other medical advances to the present day. Civilian EMS in the United States grew rapidly starting in the 1960s. Following the landmark National Research Council white paper of “Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society”, the nation addressed the key issues and problems faced in delivering emergency medical services. Today, colleges and universities often sponsor EMS organizations to serve popu... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Wang, Jada (Author) / Chew, Matt (Advisor) / Maienschein, Jane (Advisor) / Ellison, Karin (Committee member) / Essary, Alison (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Medicine / ASU EMS / Collegiate EMS / Emergency Medical Services / History of EMS
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 48 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Biology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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