Flashcards in Chapter 1 - Emergency Medical Care Systems, Research, and Public Health Deck (12):
Emergency medical treatment given to patients before they are transported to a hospital or other facility.
Protects individuals who have a documented disability from being denied initial or continued employment based on their disability.
Americans With Disabilities Act (1990)
Physician who is legally responsible for the clinical and patient care aspects of the EMS system.
Developing and establishing the guidelines under which emergency medical service personnel function.
Comprise a full set of guidelines that define the entire scope of medical care (triage, treatment, transport, destination.)
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
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
A subset of protocols that do not require real time physician input. In some systems, the term is synonymous with offline medical direction.
The emerging term that more comprehensively describes the EMS system medical directors responsibilities.
A system of internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an emergency medical system.
Focuses on research to provide clear evidence that certain procedures, medications, and equipment improve the patients outcome.
Evidence based medicine