Emergency medical services in Portugal

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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).[1] It works like other SAMU/IEMS networks of Europe or Brazil.

Mobile Resources[edit]

INEM's SBV ambulance
INEM's VMER
  • BLS Basic Life Support Ambulances-Ambulâncias SBV.[2] BLS ambulances are staffed by two ambulance technicians (técnicos de ambulância de emergência)
  • ILS Immediate Life Support Ambulances-Ambulâncias SIV.[3] The crew consists of a nurse and a technician.
  • Fly car-Resuscitation and Emergency Medical Vehicles-VMER Viaturas Médicas de Emergência e Reanimação [4] staffed by a 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[5] with two pilots, one physician and one nurse.

Portuguese CODU/SAMU Medical Emergencies Regulation Centers[edit]

In Portugal, the emergency telephone number for emergency medical service is 1-1-2. The Medical Emergencies Regulation Centers are called CODU (in international common language SAMU) which manages all medical calls going through Police, Firemen or Rescue Services emergency networks.

CODU de Lisboa SAMU Portugues Anytipoon Center

CODU de Porto

CODU de Coimbra

CODU de Faro

Portuguese INEM Schools

Organization in Portuguese Atlantic Islands

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Ambulâncias SBV do INEM". Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Ambulâncias SIV do INEM". Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  4. ^ "VMER do INEM". Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Helicóptero do INEM". Retrieved 2010-12-20. 

External links[edit]

  • INEM
  • [Serviço de Atençao Medica Urgente]