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Chapter 1 (vocab)

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Police officer, Firefighter, Lifeguard, Or other rescuer at scene of emergency to provide initial medical assistant.
Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Dispatches appropriate units to respond and in providing callers of vital instructions until EMS arrive.
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) System of internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an EMS system.
Certification Process in which a person, an institution, or a program is evaluated and recognized as meeting certain predetermined standards to provide safe and ethical care.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Federal legislation passed in 1996. Limiting availability outpatients healthcare information and penalizing violations of patients privacy.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Individual trained in basic life support automated external defibrillation, use of a definitive airway adjunct, assisting patient with certain medications.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Designed to protect individuals with disabilities against discrimination.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Device that detects treatable life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias (ventricular fibrillation and venrricular tachycardia) and delivers the appropriate electric shock to the patient.
Advanced Life Support (ALS) Advanced life saving procedures some provided by the EMT.
Advanced EMT (AEMT) Individual who is trained in advanced life support such as intravenous therapy, admission of certain emergency medications.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Multidisciplinary system combined of several professionals and agencies to provide prehospital emergency care to the sick and injured.
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