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Chapter 1 Intro to Emergency Care
A system of resources and personnel necessary to provide immediate care to ill and injured patients?
Emergency medical services system
Most of the growth and technical development prehospital emergency care emerged from what?
What is the leading cause of trauma deaths?
Motor vehicle crashes
The intersection of hospital and prehospital care?
Trained individuals who provides initial life-sustaining care (AED/CPR) with minimal equipment
Emergency medical responder
The accountability of field care by a physician through the use of radio or telephone communications.
Online medical direction
Responsible for prioritizing calls, communicating with EMS providers, and giving phone instructions to bystanders
Usually the first medical person to see the patient
Active participation of physicians overseeing medical care in the EMS System
The Cival War is noted for the first use in the United States of what?
Mobile Surgical Units
The Korean War saw the first use of what?
Helicopters to provide rapid transport of casualities
Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago is credited with the first use of what?
Trauma is the leading cause of death in the age group of?
1 to 45
The National Academy of Sciences published a landmark study called "Accidental Death and Disability: the Neglected Disease of Modern Society" in:
This component of the EMSS provides stabilizing measures to prehospital patients before transfer to the operating room or critical care unit.
This person is often the first to help the patient
Hospital designation and part of EMSS that uses capabilities in different areas of care such as trauma, burns, neonatology, and replantation
Specialty referral center
Part of EMSS bring to scene the first medical personnel that patients are likely to encounter. May use either basic or advanced life skills to support and stabilize a critical patient
Emergency medical responders
Primary roles of the EMT in most systems
Patient assessment, patient care, and transfer of patient to hospital staff
"Acting requisite to the body of knowledge which defines the service and abilities of the professional...according to the oath of the profession. Historically first applied to religious vows..."
Person who interprets the EKG, performs invasive airway skills, and has a more broadly based knowledge of pharmacology best describes who?
Provides a system on internal and external reviews and provides immunity from liability for the EMT
Quality Improvement programs.
Running reviews, audits, and gathering feedback from patients and hospital staff are components of:
The quality improvement process
Online medical directions means:
Speaking directly with a physician for advice, by telephone or radio from the patient's side
Offline medical direction is:
Standing orders and written protocols
The first link in the American Heart Association's "chain of survival" is:
Six methods the EMT may use as part of his or her role in quality improvement:
1. review hospital documentation to ensure accuracy
2. review ambulance runs to determine the type and quality of care
3. gathering feedback from patients and hospital personnel
4. providing continuing education
5. preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles
6. maintaining personal skills
Leader for hospital and prehospital pesonnel
What is Triage?
Sorting according to medical need
What is assessment?
A systematic collection and analysis of information obtained through examination
Process by which entrapped patients are rescued
System of reviews and audits of all aspects of an EMS system
Type of mask worn when treating a patient with suspected TB