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Highway safety act of 1966

Required each state to establish a high way safety program that meets federal standards and included emergency services

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Emergency medical services act of 1973

Provided access to millions of dollars of funding geared toward EMS system

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Accidental death and disability: the neglected disease of modern society

"White papers" detailing the number of deaths and injuries related to traffic crashes

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The national registry of EMTs 1993

Blueprint of national training and education

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What are the 4 levels of EMS training?

Emergency medical responder EMR
Emergency medical technician EMT
Advanced emergency medical technician AEMT
Paramedic

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What is prehospital care?

Emergency medical treatment given to patients before they are transported to the hospital.

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Off line medical direction

Set of predetermined written guidelines that allow EMTs to use their judgement to administer emergency care

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Medical director

Physician who is legally responsible for the clinical and patient care aspects of the EMS system

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Protocols

A full set of guidelines that define the entire scope of medical care

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Standing orders

A set of protocols that do not require real time physician input

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What is the "technical assistance program assessment standards"

NHTSA set of recommended standards for EMS

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What is PSAP?

Public service answering point

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What is the ADA?

Americans with disabilities act of 1990, which protects individuals who have documented disabilities from being denied initial or continued employment

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What does patient advocacy mean?

As an emergency care provider you are also responsible for protecting the patients rights

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What is evidence based medicine?

Research that provides clear evidence that certain protocols, medications, and equipment improve the patients outcome