Flashcards in Ch 19 P 24 Emergency Medical Services Dangerous Drugs Deck (8)
Emergency medical service or EMS
An organization which: transports patients and/or in which patient care is delivered off-site primarily by mobile units in which one or more licensed practitioners assesses or diagnose and treat patients; and in which drugs are stored, distributed, dispensed, or administered for patient treatment.
When dangerous drugs and controlled substances are removed from the principle place of business' stored inventory and placed in jump kits or mobile units for emergency use.
Portable carrying devices that contain emergency medical supplies and drugs.
Refers to any sites which are part of the EMS's operations, including its headquarters, stations, vehicle bays, docks, or hangers. This can include the mobile units or the practitioner's jump kits.
A licensee under the laws and regulations who is an employee or contractee of an EMS and is authorized to assess or diagnose patients, and to dispense drugs for emergency treatment. They may include physicians, physician's assistants, nurses, and/or emergency medical technicians/paramedics.
Principle place of business
Any site's which are part of the EMS's operations, including its headquarters, stations, vehicle bays, docks, or hangars where dangerous drugs and/or controlled substances are stored, but does not include dangerous drugs or controlled substances "in use".
A physician who is responsible for all aspects of patient care of an EMS as defined in NMSA 24 10 B(3).