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1

_____ is a multidisciplinary system that represents the combined efforts of several professionals and agencies that provide care to the sick and injured

EMS

2

list the four levels of EMS

1. EMR (CFR)
2. EMT
3. AEMT
4. Paramedic

3

EMR's have _______ and provide _________

EMR's have basic training and provide care before the ambulance arrives

4

EMT's have training in _____ and can use ______, ______, and _______

EMT's have training in BLS and can use AED, airway adjuncts, and medications

5

AEMT's have training in ____ and can utilize ____ and _____

AEMT's have training in ALS and can utilize IV therapy and emergency medications

6

Paramedics have ______ training and utilize ________, _____, and _______

Paramedics have extensive ALS training and utilize endotracheal intubations, cardiac monitoring, and emergency pharmacology

7

certification requirements differ from ____ to _____

state to state

8

EMD system was set up to

assist dispatchers in providing callers with vital medical instruction

9

_____ is a continuous internal and external system of reviews and audits of the EMS system

CQI

10

the goal of CQI is to identify area of improvement and appropriate _______ education to fix them

education (minimize errors)

11

primary prevention includes strategies to ______ an _____ from ______ (ex is ______)

primary prevention includes strategies to _prevent an event from ever happening (an example is vaccines)

12

secondary prevention is meant to decrease ______ of the event (ex: _____ or _____ )

secondary prevention is meant to decrease effects of the event (ex: seatbelts or helmets )

13

______ is the federal source for national standard curriculum for each EMT level

NHTSA

14

the EMT's primary job is to

ensure personal safety

15

EMT's can use this airway adjunct

nasal cannula

16

6 bars on the star of life

1. detection
2. reporting
3. response
4. on scene care
5. care in transit
6. transfer to definitive care

17

piece of equipment included in every level of prehospital care

AED

18

_______ is a call center staffed by trained personnel responsible for managing police, fire and EMS

public safety access point (911)

19

_____ examines the needs of the entire population with the goal of preventing health problems

public health

20

_______ regulate standards for prehospital emergency care

state office of EMS

21

EMT's must assume responsibility for directing their own study through

continuing education (also to maintain certification)

22

_____ limits the availability of a patients PHI and penalizes violations

HIPAA

23

_________ or _________ are medical protocols that do not require the EMT to contact medical control

standing orders or off-line (indirect)

24

__________ are medical protocols that require the EMT to contact medical control (by radio or phone)

online (direct)

25

1966 is usually referred to as the beginning of the modern era of EMS because the _____ was published

accidental death and disability report

26

when you are called to assist a patient who is uncooperative and verbally abusive you should

treat the patient with respect and call for law enforcement assistance

27

the _______ is the federal document that provides overarching guidelines as to what skills each level of EMS provider should be able to accomplish

the national ems scope of practice model

28

two primary types of EMS transport in the US

private and fire dept