Emergency medical services as transportation to further care

In situations where transportation is determined to be necessary, the EMS unit will transport the patient to an appropriate location for further care.

The assessment of the need for care conducted by EMS will determine the follow-up treatment of the patient. If the patient needs further treatment and observation of their status during the journey, they will be transported by ambulance to the appropriate premises for further care.

Transportation codes and occupancy classes

Each unit must keep the emergency response centre informed of their transportation code and rate of occupancy. The transportation code is logged to facilitate quality management and procedure development between the emergency response centre and EMS. The transportation code is derived from either the primary symptom of acute illness or the event or occasion seen to be the cause of the accident or injury. Knowing each unit’s occupancy class allows the emergency response centre to prioritize units between overlapping assignments.

emergency medical services; emergencycare; transportation


Updated  31.10.2022