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What is Emergency Medical Dispatching?

Answer: Emergency Medical Dispatching (or EMD) is a system designed for 911 operators to to assess and approach emergency calls for emergency medical services in an efficient manner.  Dispatcher’s trained in EMD gather detailed information regarding the medical event, determine, classify, and dispatch the appropriate emergency responders, and provide pre-arrival instructions to aid the caller in providing care to the patient until the arrival of trained help.

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