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Emergency MR

McGraw-Hill Emergency Medical Responder 2nd Edition CH 3

QuestionAnswer
Assault Threatening, attempting, or causing fear of offensive physical contact with a patient or another individual
Advance directive A legal document that specifies a person's healthcare wishes when the person becomes unable to make decisions for him- or herself
Negligence A deviation from the accepted standard of care, resulting in further injury to the patient
Abandonment Terminating care of a patient without ensuring that care will continue at the same level or higher
Battery The unlawful touching of another person without consent
Implied consent Consent based on the assumption that the patient would consent to lifesaving interventions if he was able to do so
Expressed consent Consent in which a patient gives specific authorization for the provision of care and transport
Duty to act A formal contractual or an implied legal obligation to provide care to a patient requesting services
Created by: AAllegretto