Emergency Medical Services
WHO. Prehospital trauma care systems. \
WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
Prehospital trauma care systems.
1.Wounds and injuries - therapy 2.Emergency medical services - organization and
administration 3.Emergency treatment 4.Manuals I.World Health Organization.
ISBN 92 4 159294 X (NLM Classification:WO 700)
Suggested citation: Sasser S,Varghese M, Kellermann A, Lormand JD.
Prehospital trauma care systems. Geneva,World Health Organization, 2005
Pan American Health Organization. Legislation Study on Emergency Medical Care Systems in the English-Speaking Caribbean. Washington, D.C.: PAHO, © 2010. 19 pgs.
Part 1 of the Paper is a preliminary section stating the objectives of the study, its methodology and variables of analysis, and sources of information utilized, as well as its structural requirements as set out
in the contractual document. Challenges posed are identified.
Part 2 of the Paper outlines the fi ndings of the study. In the majority of cases, although countries and territories may have pre-hospital emergency medical ambulance service, such services are not supported by legislative enactments. Th e supportive role that emergency ambulance service can provide in the disaster preparedness and response context of the English-speaking Caribbean is noted.
Part 3 of the Paper gives general conclusions on findings.