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Flashcards in Chapter 3 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues Deck (9)
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Care that is expected to be provided by an EMT with similar training when managing a patient in a similar situation.

Standard of care

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Legal obligation to provide care.

Duty to act

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Protects a person who is not being paid for his services from liability for acts performed in good faith unless those acts constitute gross negligence.

Good Samaritan law

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Must be obtained from every conscious, mentally competent adult before treatment is started.

Expressed consent.

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Type of consent when you assume that a patient who is unresponsive or who is not competent or who is unable to make a rational decision would consent to emergency care if he could.

Implied consent

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Consent that must be obtained from a parent, legal guardian, or other person who has been granted limited rights of decision making by the parent or guardian.

Consent to treat a minor

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Type of consent that may be applied when you are dealing with a mentally incompetent adult or with an individual who is in custody of law enforcement or is incarcerated.

Involuntary consent

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Person who is legally empowered to make health are decisions for the signer of the document if he is unable to do so for himself.

Durable power of attorney

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The actions and care that EMTs are legally allowed to perform by the state in which they are providing emergency medical care.

Scope of practice

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