Being first on the scene of an accident--experiences of 'doing' prehospital emergency care.

@article{Elmqvist2010BeingFO,
  title={Being first on the scene of an accident--experiences of 'doing' prehospital emergency care.},
  author={Carina Elmqvist and David L. Van Brunt and Bengt Fridlund and Margaretha Ekebergh},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={266-73}
}
Prehospital emergency care includes the care and treatment of patients prior to them reaching hospital. This is generally a field for the ambulance services, but in many cases firemen or police can be the ones to provide the first responses. The aim of this study was to describe and understand experiences of being the first responder on the scene of an accident, as described by policemen, firemen and ambulance staff. A lifeworld perspective was used in four different traumatic situations from… CONTINUE READING