An overview of post-collision response and emergency care in the EU

  • June 17, 2019

When a collision occurs, fast, appropriate and well- coordinated emergency response is crucial for effective treatment of seriously injured people.

A new paper from ETSC, published as part of its REVIVE project, outlines the actions that are undertaken every time a road collision occurs. It describes the role of emergency/rescue services from the moment a call is taken to handover to hospital, and identifies areas where application of best practice is particularly important.

It is directed towards the road safety community: policy makers and experts who do not necessarily possess knowledge in the field of health/emergency care or rescue and is intended to serve as an introduction to post-collision response and emergency care in Europe. It includes recommendations for policy and action at the European and Member State levels and also for industry.