Paramedicine is emergency care provided in out-of-hospital environments. Services include ambulance services, military medic services, remote/rescue operations, disaster response and other first-responder emergency care services. See Emergency Medicine for more information. Emergency medical services are made up of a network of first responders, including phone operators, paramedics/ambulances and other retrieval medical services, who link with emergency departments in hospitals and other acute care/trauma care and rehabilitation facilities. Teamwork, communication and decision-making skills are very important parts of paramedicine and emergency care. Services involve multi-disciplinary teams of specialist doctors, nurses, surgeons, emergency responders, drivers, pilots, volunteers and administration staff.