Standard Treatment Protocol of Emergency Health Service Package
Definition of Emergency Health Services
Emergency Health Service is well-defined to encompass, in addition to emergency medical service, the service provided in response to emergency events of public health importance. Emergency Medical Services (EMS), also known as ambulance services or paramedic services, are emergency services that provide urgent pre-hospital treatment and stabilization for serious illness and injuries and transport to definitive care.
The purpose of emergency medical service is to stabilize patients who have a life-threatening or limb-threatening injury or illness. These services are established to essentially address the basic principles of first aid, i.e. preserve life, prevent further injury and damage, and promote recovery.
Rationale of the Standard Treatment Protocol (STP)
Standard Treatment Protocol (STP) lists the preferred pharmaceutical and non- pharmaceutical treatments for common health problems experienced by people in a specific health system. As such, they represent approach of therapeutically effective and economically efficient prescribing. When implemented effectively, an STP offers advantages to patients (e.g., it provides more consistency and treatment efficacy), providers (e.g., it gives an expert consensus, quality of care standard, and basis for monitoring), supply managers (e.g., it makes demand more predictable and allows for pre-packaging), and health policy makers (e.g., it provides focus for therapeutic integration of special programs and promotes efficient use of funds).