Prehospital emergency medical services in Lebanon: Overview and prospects

Mazen J. El Sayed, Jamil D. Bayram

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Abstract

Prehospital emergency medical services in Lebanon are based on volunteer systems with multiple agencies. In this article, a brief history of the development of prehospital care in Lebanon is presented with a description of existing services. Also explored are the different aspects of prehospital care in Lebanon, including funding, public access and dispatch, equipment and supplies, provider training and certification, medical direction, and associated hospital-based emergency care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalPrehospital and disaster medicine
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

Keywords

  • EMS system
  • Emergency medical services
  • Lebanon
  • Prehospital care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency

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