Patient Definition


A patient is defined as any person who meets ANY of the following criteria:


  • Receives basic or advanced medical/trauma treatment
  • Is physically examined
  • Has visible signs of injury or illness or has a medical complaint
  • Requires EMS assistance to change locations and/or position
  • Identified by anyone as a possible patient because of some known, or reasonably suspected illness or injury
  • Has a personal medical device evaluated or manipulated by EMS
  • Requests EMS assistance with the administration of personal medications or treatment.