Flashcards in Luke's Review Deck (36)
This identified severe deficiencies in the delivery of prehospital care and made recommendations intended to change ambulance systems, and training.
What Act required each state to establish a highway safety program?
Highway Act of 1966
A physician who is legally responsible for the clinical and patient care aspects of EMS system.
A system of internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an emergency medical system.
What are the 5 stages of death?
Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance
What is identified within 24-72 hours following a critical incident?
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
A version of CISD held within 1-4 hours following a critical incident?
Microorganisms that cause disease
Single celled organisms that can reproduce on its own within a host
Smaller than bacteria and cannot grow on their own but require a host cell to reproduce
Process of washing a soiled object with soap and water
Includes cleaning and involves using hospital grade disinfectant/germicide
Process of using chemical or physical substance to sterialize something
Virus that affects the liver
Infection most common bloodborne infection in the US
Actions and care that an EMT is legally allowed to perform by the state
Scope of Practice
Care that is expected to be provided by an EMT
Standard of Care
Legal obligation to provide service, whether you think the person needs it or not
Duty to Act
If you are off Duty and not functioning in an EMS capacity are you required to act?
What protects a person who is not being paid for his services fro liability performed in good faith
Good Samaritan Law, but it does not prevent you from being sued.
Must be obtained from every concious mentally competent adult before treatment is started, must be of legal age, and understand all related risks.
Known as the Emergency Doctrine, occurs when a patient who is unresponsive would consent to care if they could.
When dealing with mentally incompetent adult or person in custody of Law Enforcement
Are used in patients with serious or terminal illness who are not expected to survive for longer than 1 year
Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment
Instructions written in advance against resuscitation, signed by patient
a legal document governs resuscitation issues only
Will cover general health care issues and long term care
"Health Care Proxy" designates a person who is legally empowered to make health care decisions for someone
Durable Power of Attorney
Wrongful act or injury or damage