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A multidisciplinary system that represents the combined efforts of several professionals and agencies to provide prehospital emergency care to sick and injured people.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Name the four levels of EMS certification.
- Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
A process in which a person, an institution, or a program is evaluated and recognized as meeting certain predetermined standards to provide safe and ethical care.
The process whereby a state allows qualified people to perform a regulated act.
The recognition by one state of another state's licensure, allowing a health care professional from another state to practice in the new state.
Passed in 1990, it prohibits individuals who have a disability from being denied access to programs and services that are provided by state and local governments and prohibits employers from failing to provide full and equal employment to the disabled.
Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
A document created by the NHTSA that outlines the skills performed by various EMS providers.
National EMS Scope of Practice Model
Detects treatable life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.
Automated External Defibrallator (AED)
A call center staffed by trained personnel who are responsible for managing request for police, fire fighting, and ambulance services.
Public Safety Access Point
A system that assists dispatchers in selecting appropriate units to respond to a particular call for assistance and in providing callers with vital instructions until the arrival of EMS crews.
Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)
The designated area in which an EMS service is responsible for the provision of prehospital emergency care and transportation to the hospital.
Primary Service Area
The physician who authorizes or delegates to the EMT the authority to provide medical care in the field.
Physician instructions that are given directly by radio or cell phone (online/direct) or indirectly by protocol/guidelines (off-line/indirect), as authorized by the medical director of the service program.
A system of internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an EMS system.
- Continuous Quality Improvment (CQI) or
- Quality Assurace (QA)
A focus on examining the health needs of entire population
the goal of preventing health problems.
Efforts to prevent an injury or illness from ever occuring.
Efforts to limit the effects of an injury or illness that you cannot completely prevent.
The legislation enacted in 1996 providing for criminal sanctions and for civil penalties for releasing a pt. protected health information in a way for authorized by the pt.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
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