Flashcards in Test Review Ch 1,2,3,4, 6 Deck (31)
What Act provided millions of funding to EMS?
Emergency Medical System Act of 1973
Who began to teach CPR to the public?
American Heart Association
The National Emergency Medical Services Education and Practice Blueprint was released by whom and what year?
The National Registry of EMT's in 1993
Who published the EMS Agenda for the Future?
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 1996
Who uses basic airway, ventilation, oxygen therapy devices, takes vital signs, provides stabilization of the spine, bleeding control, eye irratation, emergency moves, cpr, AED, and emergency child birth care?
Who provides basic emergency medical care and transportation in addition to advanced oxygen therapy, ventilation equipment, pulse oximetry, use of automatic blood pressure equipment, and limited medical administration
Who provides both basic and limited advanced medical care and transportation in addition to monitoring airway devices, blood glucose levels, initiation of intravenous and intraosseos infusions, and administer a select number of medications.
Highest level of prehospital care, form field impressions, provide invasive and drug interventions and transports.
As an EMT your role in QI will include the following:
document carefully, perform reviews and audits, obtain feedback, maintain equipment, cont education, maintain skills,
CISM should include the following:
Preincident stress education, on-scene-peer support, one-on-one support, diaster support services, defusing, CISD, follow-up services, spouse and family support, community outreach, other health and wellness programs
Refusal of treatment
A patient has the right to refuse treatment even if it may result in death. YOU must determine if they are competent, they must be informed fully and repeat back the info you are giving them, get them to sign a "release from liability" form. You must document that you trie to help the patient
Organs can be donated if their is a legal signed document present with permission to harvest organs.
Recognizing death in the field
Ultimately the responsibility of the PHYSICIAN. Signs include the following: absence pulse, breathing, unresponsive to any stimuli, no eye movement, no blood pressure, no reflexes
Special reporting situations include:
Crime, Abuse, Drug related injuries
To organize info in a PCR you can use SOAP:
Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
This refers to info that the patient tells you he is experiencing or feeling.
This refers to the info that you identify in the physical examinaation through inspection
Another way to organize info is through CHART:
Another way to organize info is through :CHEATED
This is an alternative technique you can use if you have one weak ankle
This lift method is not recommended for a heavier patient
Direct ground lift
This lift is to move a patient from the ground to a patient carrying device and SHOULD NOT be used on a patient with suspected spinal injury
One way of transferring a supine patient from a bed to a wheeled stretcher
Direct Carry Method
Another way to xfer a supine patient from a bed to a wheeled stretcher
Draw Sheet Method
This device enables movement without carrying
This device is lightweight, compact, easy to use in narrow spaces too confined for a wheeled stretcher
Good to use on stairways
Good spinal immobilizer, lifting device, lightweight and can float
Can be used in confined areas in which other stretchers will not fit