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Emergency MR

McGraw-Hill Emergency Medical Responder 2nd Editon Ch.1

A scene size-up is done to Find out if the scene is safe, Identify the mechanism of the injury or the nature of the illness, Identify the total number of patients, Request additional resources if necessary.
Advanced EMTs and paramedics are often referred to as Advanced life support, or ALS, personnel.
The National Registry of emergency medical technicians. An organization that contributes to the development of professional standards and verifies the skills and knowledge of EMS professionals by preparing and conducting examinations.
The EMS system is usually activated by using? Telephones
Medical oversight The process by which a physician directs the emergency care provided by EMS personnel to an ill or injured patient.
When medical personnel with more advanced training arrive at the scene of an emergency, you should? Identify yourself and give a courteous, clear, complete, and concise verbal report.
The process of removing structural components from around a patient to facilitate patient care and transport. Extrication
2 patients have been found trapped inside a vehicle. The patients are assessed, and medical direction is then contacted by phone. This communication is an example of? On-line medical direction
Organization that set standards that states use to evaluate the effectiveness of their EMS system National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Enhanced 9-1-1 Routes an emergency call to the 9-1-1 center closest to the caller and displays the caller's phone number and address.
National EMS Scope of Practice Model Defines 4 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.
Vital signs Measurements of breathing, pulse, skin temperature, pupils, ans blood pressure.
Empathy Identifying with and understanding the feelings, situations, and motives of others.
Prospective medical direction 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 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.
10 essential components of an EMS system. Regulation and policy, Resource management, Human resources and training, Transportation, Facilities, Communications, Public information and education, Medical direction, Trauma systems, and Evaluation
6 phases of a typical EMS response Detection of the emergency, Reporting of the emergency, Dispatch/response, On-scene care, Care during transport, and Transfer to definitive care.
Standing orders Written orders that allow EMS personnel to perform certain medical procedures before making direct contact with a physician.
Certification A designation that ensuress a person has met predetermined requirements to perform a particular activity.
Licensure The granting of written permission by the state to perform medical acts and procedures not permitted without the authorization.
Credentialing A local process by which an individual is permitted by a specific entity to practice in a specific setting.
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