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EMT-1 Emergency Med.

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EMS System Emergency Medical Services system
Who controls each EMS system? Each STATE has control of its own EMS system, independent of the federal government
EMR EMS practitioner who provides basic emergency medical care
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued this out in 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model
EMT EMR, but with: -advanced oxygen therapy -ventilation equipment -pulse oximetry -use of auto blood pressure monitering equipment -limited medication administration
AEMT EMT with some additional qualifications for advanced care
Paramedic EMS practitioner who provides the highest level of prehospital care
Pre-Hospital care emergency medical treatment given to patients before they are transported to a hospital or other facility
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 federal law that protects individuals with a documented disability from being denied initial or continued employment based on their disability
Medical director physician who is legally responsible for the medical oversight of an EMS system
Why are Medical director's important? Every emergency medical service must have a medical director in order to provide any level of prehosital care
Protocols comprise a full set of guidelines that define the entire scope of medical care
On-line medical direction EMT require permission via cell phone, or radio prior to administering emergency care
Off-line medical direction provided through a set of pre-determined, written guidelines that allow EMTs to use their judgment to administer emergency care WITHOUT contacting a physician
Quality Improvement system of internal and external reviews and audits of an EMS system to ensure a high quality of care
Goals of QI identify those aspects of the system that can be improved and to implement plans and programs that will remedy any shortcomings
Created by: voneckab