Lehigh University Emergency Medical Services (LUEMS) is a
Pennsylvania Department of Health certified Basic Life Support Quick
Response Service (BLS QRS) servicing Lehigh's campus 24 hours a day,
7 days a week when classes are in session. All EMS crews are staffed
by volunteer students.
What is a BLS QRS?
- Basic life Suppport (BLS) is medical care designed for patients
with life-threatening illness or injury until the patient can be
given full medical care.
- Quick Response Service (QRS) is emergency medical services
provided without an ambulance. A QRS is designed to arrived on
scene before the ambulance and provide initial life support.
Why is LUEMS important?
Lehigh University EMS provides two very important services to the
Lehigh Community and to the City of Bethlehem.
- LUEMS averages a 4 minute response time. This means the first
wave of emergency care arrives almost instantly.
- LU EMS reduces strain on City of Bethlehem EMS. LUEMS can
evlaute the patient and help them decide if ambulance transport is
nessicary. Also, when patients must go to the hospital, LUEMS
prepares them reducing the time City of Bethlehem EMS must remain