Flashcards in 1 - Intro to EMS Deck (18)
What year did EMS begin?
How did EMS come about?
After realizing that soldiers could go back to battle after being cared for en route to the medical tent, EMS was born.
What are the 10 NHTSA standards of EMS?
1. Regulation and policy
2. Resource management
3. Human resources and training
7. Public information and education
8. Medical direction
9. Trauma systems
What kind of emergency calling system does Montgomery County use?
What is enhanced 911?
System has the ability to automatically identify the caller's phone number and location
4 levels of EMS training
EMR (Emergency Medical Responder)
Roles and Responsibilities of an EMT
1. Personal Safety
2. Safety of the crew, patient, and bystanders
3. Patient Assessment
4. Patient Care
5. Lifting and Moving
7. Transfer of Care
8. Patient Advocacy
assumes ultimate care for the patient-care aspects of the EMS system
oversight of the patient-care aspects of an EMS system by the medical director
developed by medical director, standing orders for what steps, assessments, and interventions to take in different situations
the EMT or other person authorized by the medical director to give medications and provide emergency care
a policy of protocol issues by a medical director that authorizes EMT's and others to perform particular skills in certain situations
Off-Line Medical Direction
Standing orders issues by the medical director that allow EMT's to give certain medications or perform certain procedures without speaking to the medical director for another physician
On-Line Medical Direction
orders given directly be the on-duty physician to an EMT in the field by radio or telephone
the long-term survival of patients
medically supported techniques
4 steps of evidence-based research
1. Forming a hypothesis
2. Reviewing literature
3. Evaluating the evidence
4. Adopting the practice if evidence supports it