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Emergency MR

McGraw-Hill Emergency Medical Responder 2nd Edition CH 1

National EMS Scope of Practice Model Defines four levels of EMS professionals and also defines what each level of EMS professional legally can and cannot do
EMRs and EMTs Examples of basic life support personnel
Detection First phase of a typical EMS response
Vital signs Measurements of breathing, pulse, skin temperature, pupils and blood pressure
Medical oversight The process by which a physician directs the emergency care provided by EMS personnel to an ill or injured person
Empathy Identifying with and understanding the feelings, situations and motives of others
Prospective medical directions The development of treatment protocols and standing orders are examples of this type of medical direction
Stroke center Center that specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the blood vessels of the brain
Teamwork The ability to work with others to achieve a common goal
National EMS Education Standards Specifies the objectives that each level of EMS professional must meet when completing his or her education
Integrity Telling the truth and providing complete and accurate documentation are examples of this behavior
Diplomacy Tact and skill in dealing with people
National EMS Core Content This document defines the domain of prehospital care.
Retrospective medical direction Activities performed by a physician after an emergency call
Communication The exchange of thoughts, messages and information
Perinatal center Center that specializes in the care of high-risk pregnancies
Created by: AAllegretto