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1

This identified severe deficiencies in the delivery of prehospital care and made recommendations intended to change ambulance systems, and training.

"White Papers"

2

What Act required each state to establish a highway safety program?

Highway Act of 1966

3

A physician who is legally responsible for the clinical and patient care aspects of EMS system.

Medical Director

4

A system of internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an emergency medical system.

Quality Improvement

5

What are the 5 stages of death?

Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance

6

What is identified within 24-72 hours following a critical incident?

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

7

A version of CISD held within 1-4 hours following a critical incident?

Defusing

8

Microorganisms that cause disease

Pathogens

9

Single celled organisms that can reproduce on its own within a host

Bacteria

10

Smaller than bacteria and cannot grow on their own but require a host cell to reproduce

Viruses

11

Process of washing a soiled object with soap and water

Cleaning

12

Includes cleaning and involves using hospital grade disinfectant/germicide

Disinfecting

13

Process of using chemical or physical substance to sterialize something

Sterilization

14

Virus that affects the liver

Hep B

15

Infection most common bloodborne infection in the US

Hep C

16

Actions and care that an EMT is legally allowed to perform by the state

Scope of Practice

17

Care that is expected to be provided by an EMT

Standard of Care

18

Legal obligation to provide service, whether you think the person needs it or not

Duty to Act

19

If you are off Duty and not functioning in an EMS capacity are you required to act?

No

20

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.

21

Must be obtained from every concious mentally competent adult before treatment is started, must be of legal age, and understand all related risks.

Expressed Consent

22

Known as the Emergency Doctrine, occurs when a patient who is unresponsive would consent to care if they could.

Implied Consent

23

When dealing with mentally incompetent adult or person in custody of Law Enforcement

Involuntary Consent

24

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
POLST

25

Instructions written in advance against resuscitation, signed by patient

Advanced Directive

26

a legal document governs resuscitation issues only

DNR

27

Will cover general health care issues and long term care

Living Will

28

"Health Care Proxy" designates a person who is legally empowered to make health care decisions for someone

Durable Power of Attorney

29

Wrongful act or injury or damage

Tort

30

4 Elements of negligence

Duty to act
Breach of that duty
Injury
Proximate Cause as a result