Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.


This Interactive Qualifying Project, prepared for MIRAD Laboratory, provides a basic understanding of the role of emergency medical services (EMS) in selected countries around the world. An overview of the Anglo-American and Franco-Germany EMS systems and their structure, functions and governing standards of operations are presented. A substantial number of countries around the world are using these systems as a framework to provide quality care in pre-hospital or emergency medicine. Selected countries with varying economic, political, and geographic backgrounds are studied. The derived results provide an opportunity to appreciate the social impact of pre-hospital services and the ethical challenges that are involved in delivering continuous quality of patient care in a sustained manner.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering