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In what year was the first recorded use of an ambulance/medic used in the US?
In what year was the first civilian ambulance out and from what hospital did it?
- Commercial Hospital Cincinnati, OH
When and where was the first ambulance service started?
- Bellevue hospital New York, New York
In _____ there was a shortage of medical personnel and the EMS role was turned over to?
- Turned over to the fire and police deparments
- No minimum standars were set during this time/change
The White Paper Act
- Also known "Accidental Death and Disability: The neglected disease of Modern Society"
- Created 10 Critical Points for a functioning EMS system
- NHSA was instituted!
In 1966 the National Highway Saftey Act was instituted because of this?
The White Paper
The Emergency Medical Services Act
- 15 required components of and EMS system
- Provided structure and uniformity to the EMS system
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration
- 10 EMS system elements
- was an effort to sustain the EMS system
The first EMT textbook was called and published when?
- Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured AAOS
- used to ensure all health care providers have the same basic level of knowledge and skill.
- Once certified eligible for Licensure
how states control who is allowed to practice as a health care provider.
means that records of your education, state or local licensure, and recert will be held by a recognized board of registration.
The only accredititng agency for paramedic programs is?
CoAEMSP- The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professionals
Granting certification to a provider from another state or agency.
field of endeavor that requires a specialized set of knowledge, skills, and expertise, often gained after lengthy education
Sequence of proceedures
Preparation, Response, Scene Management, Patient Assessment/Care, Management and Disposition, Patient Transfer and Report, Documentation, Return to Service
Online Medical Control
- medical direction given in real time to an EMS service or provider. (Radio/Electronic Commun)
- Allows immediate specific patient care resources, allows telemetry transmission, continuous quality improvement, and render on-scene assistance.
Off-line Medical Control
- medical direction given through a set of protocols, policies, and/or standards.
- Allows developement of protocols/guidelines,standing orders, procedures, and training.
guideline/treatment plan for specific illness/injury
protocol that is written document signed by EMS systems medical director that outlines specifics
What tool is used often to evaluate your care
Continuous Quality Improvement CQI