Flashcards in Chapter 3 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues Deck (9)
Care that is expected to be provided by an EMT with similar training when managing a patient in a similar situation.
Standard of care
Legal obligation to provide care.
Duty to act
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
Must be obtained from every conscious, mentally competent adult before treatment is started.
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.
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
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.
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