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CHAPTER 7 VOCAB

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Post Dispatch Instructions (PDIs) Basic level instructions given to the caller immediately after initiating after dispatch.
Pre-Arrival Instructions (PAIs) are scripted, advanced-level instructions given in time-critical situations where correct evaluation, verification, and advice are essential.
Medical Incidents An acute or chronic illness or other biological malady.
Trauma Incidents A physical injury or wound caused by an external force through accident or violence.
Time Life Priority Incidents A situation that potentially poses an immediate life threat to the patient or bystanders.
Dispatch Life Support Instructions
Mechanism Of Injury (MOI) The exchange of forces that results in an injury to the patient.
Hot Mode Lights and siren are on.
Cold Mode The lights and siren is not on.
Three Categories of EMS Calls Medical Incidents, Trauma Incidents, and Time-Life Priority Incidents.
Medical Calls Require
Three Incident Types for Medical Calls
Created by: Layss