Elements of the Safety Plan
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Goal 20 - Enhancing Emergency Medical Capabilities to Increase Survivability
No amount of preventive action will eliminate all crashes and injuries from the highway. The minutes directly following the sustaining of traumatic injuries are often critical to saving the victim’s life or ameliorating the effects of injuries. Both the timeliness and the level of expertise at which care is given are critical factors in the equation. Emergency care scenarios are markedly different in urban, rural, and remote settings and require strategies tailored to meet the realities of each.