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Emergency medical treatment given to patients before they are transported to a hospital or other facility.

Prehospital care

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Protects individuals who have a documented disability from being denied initial or continued employment based on their disability.

Americans With Disabilities Act (1990)

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

Medical director

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Developing and establishing the guidelines under which emergency medical service personnel function.

Medical direction

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Comprise a full set of guidelines that define the entire scope of medical care (triage, treatment, transport, destination.)

Protocols

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Provided through a set of predetermined, written guidelines that allow EMTs to use their judgement to administer emergency medical care according to the written guidelines without having to contact a physician.

Off-line medical direction

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Requires that the EMT squire permission from a physician via cell, telephone, or radio communication prior to administering specific emergency care.

On-line medical direction

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A subset of protocols that do not require real time physician input. In some systems, the term is synonymous with offline medical direction.

Standing orders

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The emerging term that more comprehensively describes the EMS system medical directors responsibilities.

Medical oversight

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A system of internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an emergency medical system.

Quality improvement

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Focuses on research to provide clear evidence that certain procedures, medications, and equipment improve the patients outcome.

Evidence based medicine

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Permits patient care to begin at the scene of the injury or illness, and EMS is part of a continuum of patient care that extends from the time of injury or illness until rehabilitation or discharge.

EMS system

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