National Emergency Medical Services Week -- May 17-23, 2009

May 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/15/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 18, p503
The article announces May 17-23, 2009 as National Emergency Medical Services Week in the U.S. The aim of the event is to promote safety and emphasize the services of emergency medical responders. The services of emergency medical service (EMS) providers are said to be particularly important for those experiencing a heart attack or stroke. The importance of administering timely urgent care is stressed.


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