In 1978, Magen David Adom became the first organisation in Israel to develop advanced life support techniques outside hospital walls – within Mobile Intensive Care Units.
Resuscitation is one of the most important activites within the Emergency Medical Services system, saving the lives of patients with cardiac arrest.
More than 3,000 patients are resuscitated by MDA teams in Israel each year, of which 40% are successfully resuscitated and admitted to hospital with a pulse.
In total, more than 300 patients who are clinically dead are saved by Magen David Adom crews every year.
Magen David Adom’s Medical Division is responsible for the training of all MDA personnel who work in the Mobile Intensive Care Units – Emergency Medical Technicians, paramedics and doctors.
An Intensive First Aid and Resuscitation Course comprises 44 hours’ training.
MDA’s equipment, drugs and medical protocols are the most modern and up-to-date in the world, rivalling those in the Emergency Medical Services systems of the United States of American and Europe.
Magen David Adom deploys over 100 Mobile Intensive Care Units and 700 ambulances within Israel.