Basic emergency care

Basic emergency care is the response to a situation where there is urgently required medical care and attention, and shall include procedures required for initial diagnosis, use of equipment and supplies in sufficiently addressing the emergency situation, considering the welfare of the patient. It also includes the necessary medical procedures and treatment administered to a woman in active labor to ensure the safe delivery of the newborn. (Sec. 2(i), B.P. 702, as amended by R.A. Nos. 8344 and 10932)