Flashcards in Chapter 1 - Emergency Medical Care Deck (15):
Highway safety act of 1966
Required each state to establish a high way safety program that meets federal standards and included emergency services
Emergency medical services act of 1973
Provided access to millions of dollars of funding geared toward EMS system
Accidental death and disability: the neglected disease of modern society
"White papers" detailing the number of deaths and injuries related to traffic crashes
The national registry of EMTs 1993
Blueprint of national training and education
What are the 4 levels of EMS training?
Emergency medical responder EMR
Emergency medical technician EMT
Advanced emergency medical technician AEMT
What is prehospital care?
Emergency medical treatment given to patients before they are transported to the hospital.
Off line medical direction
Set of predetermined written guidelines that allow EMTs to use their judgement to administer emergency care
Physician who is legally responsible for the clinical and patient care aspects of the EMS system
A full set of guidelines that define the entire scope of medical care
A set of protocols that do not require real time physician input
What is the "technical assistance program assessment standards"
NHTSA set of recommended standards for EMS
What is PSAP?
Public service answering point
What is the ADA?
Americans with disabilities act of 1990, which protects individuals who have documented disabilities from being denied initial or continued employment
What does patient advocacy mean?
As an emergency care provider you are also responsible for protecting the patients rights