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Chapter 1

EMT Emergency Medical Technician
EMS Emergency Medical Services
ALS Advanced Life Support
EMSC Emergency Medical Services for Children
NREMT National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
TAP Technical Assistance Program
What are the 10 components of the NHTSA TAP standards? 1. Regulation and policy, 2. Resources Management, 3. Human resources and training, 4. Transportation, 5. Facilities, 6. Communications, 7. Public information and education, 8. Medical Direction, 9. Trauma systems, 10. Evaluation
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
DTEMS Department of Trauma and EMS
EMS system The EMS system is a network of resources that provides emergency care and transportation to victims of sudden illness or injury
Healthcare system A healthcare system is a network of people, facilities, and equipment that is designed to provide for the general medical needs of the population.
E9-1-1 or Enhanced 9-1-1 A system that routes an emergency call to the 9-1-1 center closest to the caller and automatically displays the caller's phone number and address
What is the National ENS Scope of Practice? A document that defines four levels of EMS Professionals: emergency medical responders, EMTs, Advanced EMTs (AEMTs0, and paramedics
What were AEMTs formerly know as? EMT-Intermediates
Statutes Laws established by Congress and state legislators.
What does the First There, First Care program do and what are its five steps? The program encourahes Americans to take five stips when they come upon an injured person: 1. Stop to help. 2. Call for Help. 3.Assess the victim. 4. Start breathing. 5.Stop the bleeding.
Extrication The process of removing structural components from around a patient to facilitate patient care and transportation.
Vital Signs measurements of breathing, pulse, skin temperature, pupils, and blood pressure
PCR pre-hospital care report
Created by: sjacoby2000