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chapter 1-ems

ems systems

emergency medical system system consists of a team of health care professionals who in the area or jurisdiction are responsible for and provide emergency care and transportation to the sick and injured
a certification exam is used to ensure that all health care providers have at least the same basic level of knowledge and skill
licensure is how states control who is allowed to perform as a health care provider
emergency medical responder (EMR) has very basic training and provides care before the ambulance arrives
emergency medical technician (EMT) has training in basic life support, including automated external defibrillation, use of airway adjuncts and assisting patients with certain medications.
advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT) has training in specific aspects of (ALS) advanced life support, such as intravenous therapy (IV) and the administration of certain emergency medications.
The star of life 1. detection 2. reporting 3. response 4. on-scene care 5. care in transit 6. transfer to definitive care
EMTs are the backbone of the EMS system in the united states
Scene Size up EMS operates in a wide variety of environments that can create situations where EMS personnel can be injured-outside in the rain, inside a cluttered house, or anywhere in between. The EMT's primary job is that he or she is safe as possible.
Patient assessment is the foundation of any EMS call. you must determine what is wrong with the patient. patients can have many complaints and you will learn to determine which complaints are life threatening.
Treatment as an EMTm you will be providing oxygenation and medication therapies. you will control bleeding and assist patients in the delivery of their babies.
(ADA) Americans with Disabilities Act 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.
EMS origins from 1966
NHTSA Nation Traffic HighwaySafety Act of 1973
NHTSA created funding sources and programs to develop improved systems of prehospital emergency care
Automated external defibrillator detect treatable life-threatning cardiac arrhythmias and deliver appropriate electrical shock to the patient
Created by: kael