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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician AEMT The level of EMS practitioner who performs the responsibilities of an EMT with the addiition of the use of advanced airway devices, monitoring of blood glucose levels, initiation of intravenous and intraosseous infusions, and admin of select number of med
Americans with Disability Act ADA 1990 Law protects people with disability from being denied employment
Emergency Medical Responder EMR EMS practitioner who is likely to be the first one on the scene with emergency care
Emergency Medical Technician EMT EMS practitioner provides basic emergency care and transportation. oxygen,pule, ventilation, blood pressure etc.
EMS system Emergency Medical service system
evidence-based medicine medical practice based on scientific evidence that certain procedures, medications, and equipment improve patient outcome
medical direction medical policies, procedures, and practices that are available to EMS providers either off-line or on-line
medical director physician who is legally responsible for the clinical and patient care aspects of an EMS system
medical oversight medical directors broad responsibility, clinical and administrative over the emergency care provided and over all staff
off-line medical direction medical policies, procedures, and practices that medical direction has established in written guidelines
on-line medical direction direct orders from a physician to a prehospital care provider given by radio or telephone
Paramedic EMS practitioner, highest level of care pre-hospital, advance assesment,invasive and drug interventions
prehospital care emergency medical treatment given to patients before they are transported to a hospital or other facility. "out of hospital care"
protocols the policies and procedures for all components of an EMS system. Also called orders or standing orders
quality improvement a system of internal and external reviews and audits of an EMS system to ensure a high quality of care --- called CQI -continuous quality improv.
standing orders preauthorized treatment procedures, a type of treatment protocol off-line medical direction
Created by: Pamilee3733