Emergency medical services in Portugal
The Portuguese Integrated Emergency Medical Service (IEMS) (Portuguese: Sistema Integrado de Emergência Médica, SIEM) is managed by INEM (Instituto Nacional de Emergência Médica) that depends on Ministry of Health (Ministério da Saúde). It works like other SAMU/IEMS networks of Europe or Brazil.
- BLS Basic Life Support Ambulances-Ambulâncias AEM / ABSC. BLS ambulances are staffed by two ambulance technicians (Técnicos de Emergência), they are based in Fire Departments and INEM bases.
- ILS Immediate Life Support Ambulances-Ambulâncias SIV. The crew consists of a nurse and a technician.
- Fly car-Resuscitation and Emergency Medical Vehicles-VMER Viaturas Médicas de Emergência e Reanimação  staffed by an emergency physician and a nurse.
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support Ambulances-Ambulância de Suporte Avançado de Vida Pediátrico with a physician, a nurse and a technician (for interfacility transport).
- Helicopter Emergency Medical Service-Helicópteros de Emergência médica with two pilots, one physician and one nurse.
- Medical Emergency Motorcycle-Motociclo de Emergência Médica crewed by only one Emergency Technician.
- Disaster Intervention Vehicle-Veículo de Intervenção em Catástrofe these units transport ALS equippment, they can install a small Field Hospital and a Mobile Communications Central.
Portuguese CODU/SAMU Medical Emergencies Regulation Centers
In Portugal, the emergency telephone number for emergency medical service is 1-1-2. When someone calls 1-1-2, free of charge, it is directed to a PSP emergency central, and it will direct, in the case it is an Medical Emergency, to one of the following CODU (Centro de Orientação de Doentes Urgentes - Medical Emergencies Regulation Center)
CODU de Lisboa
CODU de Porto
CODU de Coimbra
CODU de Faro
Portuguese INEM Schools
Organization in Portuguese Atlantic Islands
- "Decreto-Lei n.o 220/2007 de 29 de Maio. Diário da República, 1.a série—N.o 103—29 de Maio de 2007" (PDF) (in Portuguese). 29 May 2007. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "Ambulâncias SBV do INEM". Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "Ambulâncias SIV do INEM". Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "VMER do INEM". Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "Helicóptero do INEM". Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "Motociclo do INEM". Retrieved 2015-03-08.
- "VIC INEM". Retrieved 2015-03-08.
- [Serviço de Atençao Medica Urgente]