Operations Flashcards Preview

Medic NREG > Operations > Flashcards

Flashcards in Operations Deck (48):
1

Who monitors all radio traffic?

FCC

2

Mobile Radio

Fixed to apparatus that is mobile. I.E. Engine, Truck, Rig, Ambulance

3

Simplex

Only one person can talk at a time. Walkie talkie etc

4

Duplex

Both people can communicate at the same time. I.E. Cell phone

5

Multiplex

multimedia I.E. internet etc

6

EMS Language

Plain language

7

Personal Safety/Decon of Equipment

washing hands is best way to clean hands.
Alcohol based gel is next best
Equipment is cleaned using a bleach solution of 10:1 Water/Bleach

8

5 Stages of grieving

DABDA
Denial, anger, bargaining/bartering, Depression, Acceptance

9

Assault

Is the threat of violence. Scaring a patient with a needle or actually threat

10

TORT?

Civil Law

11

Battery

Touching or treating someone without permission.

12

Negligence

tort (civil wrong) that has led to injury/illness.
I.E. Giving too much medication or not giving something. Acting outside of protocols or not doing something in protocols.

13

Libel

Written defamation

14

Slander

Spoken (S=S) defamation

15

Good Samaritan Protection?

As a health care provider you are not elegible for G.S. law. You are held to your scope of practice and protocols.

16

TRIAGE Time

30 Seconds max per patient

17

START (Triage)

Simple Triage and Rapid Transport

18

RPM (Triage) Immediate Qualifications

Respirations less than 10 greater than 30?(immediate) RED TAG
Pulse/Perfusion-uncontrolled bleeding or cap refill greter-2sec- IMMEDIATE
Mentation-unable to follow simple commands-IMMEDIATE
NEED ANY ONE OF THE 3 TO BE IMMEDIATE

19

Triage Tag Color BLACK

Black-Deceased-Pt is not breathing you reposition the head they start breathing- then you let go they stop breathing -THEY are DECEASED

20

Triage color Red

IMMEDIATE-Resp-more than 30 and less 10
Pulse/Perfusion-uncontrolled bleeding or cap refill greater than 2 seconds
Mentation-unable to follow simple commands. Pt only need 1 of 3 to be IMMEDIATE

21

Triage color YELLOW

DELAYED-pt has none of the RPM criteria.
But injury prevents them from walking away, broken leg or c-spine

22

Traige color Green

Meets none of the RPM categories and can walk away.

23

ICS Command Operations Chain

CFLOP
Command, Financial, Logistics, Operations, Planning

24

ICS-Command

command staff, brass

25

ICS-Financial

Takes care of the money

26

ICS-Logistics

In charge of people-managing non people resources (Axe's, ambulances, rigs etc)

27

ICS-Operations

Paramedics/FF boots on the ground

28

ICS-Planning

Information for anything that you will see during the day. Weather, planning, strategy

29

Unity of Command

Each person reports to one person only.
FF-Capt-BC-Chief

30

Span of Control

amount of people A single person can effectively manage. 3-7 people. Captain 3-4, BC-5 captains etc

31

UNIFIED COMMAND

multiple agencies working on the same incident working to accomplish the same goal. FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority, etc

32

Hazmat Scene Parking

UPHILL, UPWIND, UPSTREAM

33

Hazmat Zones

HOT-people being exposed contamination zone
Warm-DECON
Cold-EMS-treatment

34

Safety for EMS Personnel lifting techniques

use legs-never TWIST, keep close weight close to body not out away from you

35

3 Things that make a DNR Valid

Physician Signature
Patients Siganature
Date it goes into effect ( this is in case a patient has multiple DNR's, HONOR THE MOST RECENT ONE)

36

Do DNR's Expire?

NO

37

IS DNR a State or Federal Document?

STATE

38

Can you honor an out of state DNR?

YES-not very common due to illness making travel difficult

39

How do you approach a Chopper?

From the Front or with the flight crew.
So you can maintain eye contact with the pilot and he can wave you off if necessary.
GRADE-always approach from the downhill side!

40

Low Angle Rescue?

A slope of 15-35 degrees. Walkable ropes not necessary

41

High Angle Rescue?

Slope of 40-60 degrees.Ropes are necessary.

42

Types of Patient Consent (how many?)

Implied Consent-unconscious pt or minor w/no guardian
Expressed Consent-Call 911 "I can't breathe"
Involuntary- 5150, lost legal right,suicidal or drunk walking through traffic, can't make good decisions
Informed-wife calls on behalf of husband.Hubby says no I don't need it. Then you explain what you are going to do, NITRO, IV ASPRIN etc and then he agrees. YOu explain

43

BSI

gloves, mask, err on the side of maximum protection

44

Traffic Point (2 points) where do you park?

50 ft away from the scene of an accident BEYOND THE SCENE/INCIDENT
If FD is on scene use their rig as a shield for you bus.

45

Big Rigs Hazardous Material Wreck Ref

ERG-Emergency Response Guidebook

46

Diamond Placards with Red, Yellow, Blue and White

NFPA 704-Red=flammability-Yellow=reactivity-Blue=Health hazard-White=special precautions

47

When should critical incident stress debrief Happen?

Within 24 hours.

48

What do you do if your partner starts to change after a critical incident?

Talk to your partner, then to your supervisor