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OEC Chapter-02

5th Edition OEC Chapter-02

A network of specially trained personnel, equipment, facilities, and other resources that respond to medical emergencies. Emergency Care System (ECS)
A person who has completed the NSP's Outdoor First Care course and is trained to render basic first aid in outdoor, nonurban, environments Outdoor First Care Provider (OFC)
A provider who has successfully completed the NSP's OEC course and has kept his annual refresher requirement current. CPR training, including AED training, are required of this individual. Outdoor Emergency Care Technician (OEC)
a network of services, including rescue operations, prehospital emergency care, ambulance transportation, emergency department services, and public education, for treating victims of illness or injury. Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
An agency of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, part of the Department of Transportation, whose mission is "Save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes." National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
What are the Essential components of an EMS System 1.Manpower 2.Training 3.Communications 4.Transportation 5.Facilities 6.Critical Care Units 7.Public Safety Agencies 8.Consumer Participation 9.Access to Care 10.Patient Transfer 11.Record Keeping 12.Public Education 13.System Evaluation 14.Disaster Respon
A person who is specially trained to provide medical care to patients in prehospital settings Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
A basic level technician who has successfully completed an NHTSA approved course or its equivalent and is authorized to provide basic life support. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
An intermediate-level technician who has successfully completed an NHTSA approved advanced course or its equivalent and is authorized to provide both basic and intermediate life support. Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
An allied health care professional who has successfully completed an NHTSA approved course or its equivalent and is trained to deliver both basic and advanced life support. Paramedic
A set of rules, regulations, and ethical considerations that define the extent, boundaries, and limitations of a prehospital provider's duties. Scope of Practice
List 4 nationally recognized prehospital emergency care provider levels. EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic
a person who has been trained to provide emergency medical advice and instructions over the telephone Emergency Medical Dispatcher
a physician who is responsible for ensuring and evaluating the appropriate level and quality of care throughout an emergency care system. Medical Director
What is the common within all Emergency Medical Systems. To ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.
The process by which a physician monitors the quality of medical care rendered to patients and provides assistance and quidance to prehospital providers and emergency care systems. Medical Oversight
Written procedures for assessing, treating, and transporting a patient. Protocols
what enables the components of an Emergency Care System to function as a team Common goals, Common Language, Common Practices
What permits an Emergency Care System to operate in a coordinated manner. Effective Communications
What two things ensure that the care patients receive is in accordance with the area medical quidlines Medical Oversight, Quality Improvement
What 3 methods quality improvement methods can OEC Technicians use to improve the care that they provide Prospective, Concurrent, and Retrospective
Created by: Joshthrope