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The AT asserts that the injured athlete or other physically active patient was aware of the risks involved and decided to proceed anyway, thereby absolving the institution and the AT from any liability for damages

Assumption of risk

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Determines the degree of fault an AT and a patient have for causing an injury

Comparative negligence

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Part of an official job description

Duty of care

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Occurs when a legally authorized and licensed healthcare provider administers a single dose of medication to a patient

Drug administration

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The act of preparing and packaging medications for subsequent use by a patient

Drug dispensing

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Based on athlete's assumption of risk, a release that is signed by the athlete or by the parent of an athelte under the age of 18 that releases the physician from liability of negligence

Exculpatory waiver

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Committing, or not committing, an act w/ total disregard for the health and safety of others

Gross negligence

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Consent given by a person of legal age who understands the nature and extent of any tx and the available alternative tx before agreeing to receive tx

Informed consent

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Committing an act that is not your responsibility to perform

Malfeasance

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Following the wrong procedure or performing the right procedure in an improper manner

Misfeasance

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Breach of one's duty of care that causes harm to another individual

Negligence

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Failure to perform a legal duty of care

Omission

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Done initially; determines the existance of potentially life-threatening situations, including problems w/ level of consciousness, airway, breathing, circulation, severe bleeding, and shock

Primary survey

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Gathers specific information about the injury from the patient, systematically assesses vital signs and symptoms, and allows for a more detailed evaluation of the injury

Secondary survey

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The roles and responsibilities of an individual in a profession; delineates what should be learned in the professional preparation of that individual

Scope of care

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A legal doctrine that holds that neither governments nor their agents can be held liable for negligent torts

Sovereign governmental immunity

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What another minimally competent professional who is educated and practicing in the same profession would have done in the same or similar circumstance to protect an individual from harm

Standard of care

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State laws that fix a certain length of time during which an aggrieved patient may sue a healthcare provider

Statutes of limitations

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A wrong done to an individual whereby the injured party seeks a remedy for damages suffered

Tort