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

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

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

This paper 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 are 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.

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