EMT Introduction chapter 1-3
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act protecting the privacy of patient specific health care information
Protected Health Info
Disease Causing Micro Organisms,
They include Hep B, Hep C, and HIV
Blood Born Pathogens
Occupational Safety and Health Act
Personal Protective Equipment
Body Substance Isolation
What did we do right?
What did we do wrong?
What can we do better?
Trying to prevent event from happening
Event has already happened, how can we decrease?
The Five Steps of Grieving Process:
- 1. Denial (refusal)
- 2. Anger (blaming others)
- 3. Bargaining (promising to change)
- 4. Depression
- 5. Acceptance
Occurs during a stressful situation ( stress reactions)
Manifests after stressful event
Prolonged or excessive stress( burnout)
Routes of Transmission for Infectious Disease
- 1. Direct ( Blood)
- 2. Indirect ( Needlesticks)
- 3. Airborne ( Sneezing)
- 4. Vector Borne (Fleas, Mosquitos)
- 5. Food Borne ( Contaminated Food)
- Personal Partner Patient Safety
- Environmental Hazards
- Number of Patients
- Mechanism of Injury/ Nature of Illness
- Additional Resources
- Need for C-Spine or Extracation
Every 15 minutes
Mechanism of Injury (How is Patient Injured?)
Drug Integrity Clarity Concentration Expiration Date
Scope of Practice
Care or Actions Allowed
Consent to Provide Care
- Permission to provide care,
- Minors in consent
Communication or false information that damages reputation of patient.
Public Access to Emergency Care regardless of ability to pay.
Anti Patient Dumping
Protects all non paid people who render care at the scene of an emergency in a non negligent manner.
The Good Samaritan Act
Most Qualified Individual rendering emergency care on scene.
Authority on Scene
What would you like to do?
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