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Ch 1 Knowledge Objec

Chapter 1 Knowledge Objectives

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Define Emergency Medical Services EMS system System consists of a team of healthcare professionals who in each area or jurisdiction are responsible for and provide emergency care and transportation to the sick and injured.
What are the four levels of EMT training and licensure. 1- Emergency Medical Responder EMR 2- Emergency Medical Technician EMT 3- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician AEMT 4- Paramedic
Describe EMT licensure criteria and Understand that the Americans with disabilities act ADA applies to employment as an EMT. Protects individuals who have a disability from being denied access to programs and services that are provided by state or local governments and prohibits employers from failing to provide full and equal employment to the disabled.
Describe the levels of EMT training in terms of skill sets needed for each of the following: EMR,EMT,AEMT, and paramedic. EMR- Manual cervical stabilization, manual extremity stabilization, eye irrigation, direct pressure, hemorrhage control, emergency moves for endangered patients, CPR, AED Assisted normal delivery of infant. EMT- Spinal immobilization, seated spinal immobilization, long board, extremity splinting, traction splinting, mechanical patient restraint, tourniquet, MAST/PASG, cervical collar, rapid extrication, mechanical CPR, assisted complicated delivery of infant AEMT- Glucagon and IV D50 for hypoglycemia,Inhaled beta- agonist for dyspnea and wheezing, Narcotic antagonist, Nitrous oxide for pain relief. Paramedic- Initiation of thrombolytics, Morgan lens, cardioversion, Carotid massage, manual defibrillation, TC pacing.
Understand the possible presence of other first responders at a scene with EMR training, some knowledge of first aid, or merely good intentions, and their need for direction. In initial scene size-up identify various persons on scene and identify if they are doing harm or good.
Name the 14 components of the EMS system. Public Access,Clinical care,Medical Direction,Integration of health services,Information systems, Prevention, EMS research, Communication system, human resources, legislation and regulation, evaluation, system finance, public education, education systems.
Understand how medical direction of an EMS system works, and the EMT's role in the process.
Discuss the purpose of the EMS continuous quality improvement CQI process. (pp 17-19)
Characterize the EMS system's role in prevention and public education in the community. (pp 20-21)
Describe the roles and responsibilities of the EMT.(p 23)
Describe the attributes that an EMT is expected to possess.(pp 23-24)
Understand the impact of the health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPPA) on patient privacy.(p 24)
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