Flashcards in Important White Page Knowlage Deck (10)
Obvious signs of death with absence of respiration and cardiac activity and has one or more of the following:
• Evisceration of heart or brain
• Rigor Mortis
Against Medical Advice (AMA)
The refusal of treatment or transport by an emergency patient or his/her designated decision maker against the advice of the medical personnel on scene or of the Base Hospital.
Designated Decision Maker (DDM)
An individual to whom a person has legally given the authority to make medical decisions concerning the person’s health care (i.e., a parent, legal guardian, and “attorney-in-fact” through a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or an “agent” through an Advance Health Care Directive).
Any person for whom the EMS/9-1-1 system has been activated and who meets the following criteria:
1. Has a chief complaint or suspected illness or injury
2. Is not oriented to person , place , time , or event
3. Requires or requests field treatment or transport
4. Is a minor who is not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and is ill or injured, or appears to be ill or injured
A call outcome that occurs when the patient and the EMS personnel (including the Base Hospital if a base was contacted) agree that the illness/injury does not require immediate treatment/transport via emergency/9-1-1 services and the patient does not require the services of a prehospital system.
Calls in which the person whom 9-1-1 was called does not meet the definition of “emergency patient”.
Calls to which Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel were responding but the response was cancelled prior to encountering an emergency patient or potential patient.
The departure from the scene of a patient in which the patient has refused to comply with established procedures for refusing care or transportation.
A person under the age of 18 and who is not emancipated