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Quality Improvement

A process of continuous self-review with the purpose of identifying and correcting aspects of the system that require improvement

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Medical Director

A physician who assumes ultimate responsibility for the patient-care aspects of the EMS system

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medical direction

Oversight of the patient-care aspects of an EMS system.

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Protocols

List of steps, such as assessments and interventions, to be taken in different situations. Developed by the Medical Director of an EMS system.

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Designed Agent

Person authorized by Medical Director to give medications and provide emergency care.

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Standing Orders

A policy or protocol issued by a Medical Director that authorizes EMTs and others to perform particular skills in certain situations.

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Off-Line Medical Direction

Standing orders issued by the Medical Director that allow EMTs to give certain medications or perform certain procedures without speaking to the Medical Director or another physician.

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On-Line Medical Direction

Orders from the on-duty physician given directly to an EMT in the field by radio or telephone.

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Patient Outcomes

The long-term survival of patients.

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Evidence-Based

Description of medical techniques or practices that are supported by scientific evidence of their safety and efficacy, rather than merely on supposition and tradition.

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911 Systems

A system of phone access to report emergencies. A dispatcher takes information and alerts EMS

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Quality Improvement

A process of continuous self-review with the purpose of identifying and correcting aspects of the system the require improvement

13

Medical Director

A physician who assumes ultimate responsibility for the patient-care aspects of the EMS system

14

medical direction

Oversight of the patient-care aspects of an EMS system.

15

Protocols

List of steps, such as assessments and interventions, to be taken in different situations. Developed by the Medical Director of an EMS system.

16

Designed Agent

Person authorized by Medical Director to give medications and provide emergency care.

17

Standing Orders

A policy or protocol issued by a Medical Director that authorizes EMTs and others to perform particular skills in certain situations.

18

Off-Line Medical Direction

Standing orders issued by the Medical Director that allow EMTs to give certain medications or perform certain procedures without speaking to the Medical Director or another physician.

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On-Line Medical Direction

Orders from the on-duty physician given directly to an EMT in the field by radio or telephone.

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Patient Outcomes

The long-term survival of patients.

21

Evidence-Based

Description of medical techniques or practices that are supported by scientific evidence of their safety and efficacy, rather than merely on supposition and tradition.

22

911 Systems

A system of phone access to report emergencies. A dispatcher takes information and alerts EMS