Aquistion of skills taught in EMT program, and continued effort to prevent deterioration of knowledge
Body of laws, policies, standards, and guidelines set forth by various standard-setting organizations that provides the basis of prehospital care, along with the everyday practice of other providers describes:
The Standard of Care
A duty to act, a breach of duty, an injury to the patient, and a causal connection between the injury and the EMTs actions are all ingredients of:
Define informed (expressed) consent.
Consent made when the patient has been made fully aware of the risks, benefits, and consequences of the care being provided and any alternatives to that care.
Discontinuation of professional provider-patient relationship without providing the patient the time or opportunity to obtain continuation of care at the same level or higher.
Define implied consent.
Type of consent in which verbal or written consent is not possible but circumstances warrant that a reasonable person would want and expect emergency treatment to be rendered.
An emancipated minor is:
Individual who is younger than the legal adult age but who is living independently, is (or was) married, or is (or was) a parent.
What is a Good Samaritan?
Any person who is functioning in a non professional capacity and without an expectation of renumeration
Deviation from the accepted standard of care that results in the injury of a patient.
The guiding standard of effective medical practice is referred to as the:
Standard of Care
Physical contact with a person without his/her consent and without legal justification
Four elements that must be proved for negligence to exist
1. Duty to act
2. Breach of Duty3. Damage
4. Causal Connections
Creating fear of injury (ie. lifting a fist in a threatening manner) or the willful attempt to harm someone.
Committee that approves research studies
A person who is legally able to make medical decisions for a patient who is incapacitated
Permission to medically treat
What is confidentiality?
Maintaining a person's right to privacy
Process by which emotionally disturbed or incompetent patient who is a danger to self or others is moved to a medical facility by police and emergency personnel
The legal requirement to evaluate and treat a patient
Duty to act
Deviation from the accepted standard of care resulting to injury of the patient
Consent to treat an unconscious patient
Chain of evidence
Process of securing items at a crime scene
Medical alert bracelet
indicates a preexisting condition
Breach of duty is:
Negligent act or omission that violates the standards of care expected
Practices by health care providers that reduce the possiblity of a lawsuit
Standard of care is defined as:
Guiding rule of effective medical practice
Advance directives are:
Specific statements of instuction regarding care that a patient does or does not want performed