-Guarantees disabled individuals access to state and local government programs.
-Prohibits employers from failing to provide full and equal employment to the disabled.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
In the United States, as late as the early ____, emergency ambulance service and care varied widely.
EMS as we know it today originated in ____ with the publication of Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society.
EMS as we know it today originated in 1966 with the publication of:
Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society.
____ published the first EMT training curriculum in the early 1970s.
DOT published the first EMT training curriculum in the early ____.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons prepared the first EMT textbook in 1971. It is often called:
“The Orange Book.”
The ____ ____ __ ____ ____ prepared the first EMT textbook in 1971. It is often called “The Orange Book.”
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons prepared the first EMT textbook in ____. It is often called “The Orange Book.”
In the late ____, the DOT developed a recommended National Standard Curriculum.
In the late 1970s, the ____ developed a recommended National Standard Curriculum.
In the late 1970s, the DOT developed a recommended:
National Standard Curriculum.
In the ____, the NHTSA developed the EMS Agenda for the Future, a document that standardizes the levels of EMS education and providers.
In the 1990s, the ____ developed the EMS Agenda for the Future, a document that standardizes the levels of EMS education and providers.
In the 1990s, the NHTSA developed the ___ ____ ___ ___ ____, a document that standardizes the levels of EMS education and providers.
EMS Agenda for the Future
National document that provides overarching guidelines as to what skills each level of EMS provider should be able to attain.
National EMS Scope of Practice Model
The ____ ____ decides day-to-day limits of EMS personnel.
Four levels of EMS training:
The AEMT course adds knowledge and skills in three specific aspects of ALS for those trained and with experience as EMTs:
Advanced airway adjunctsc
The EMS Agenda for the Future outlines __ components of an EMS system.
The ____ ____ ___ ___ ____ outlines 14 components of an EMS system.
EMS Agenda for the Future
The ____ ____ is the public safety access point.
An ____ ____ ____ (EMD) system has been developed to assist dispatchers in providing callers with vital medical instructions until EMS arrival.
emergency medical dispatch
Main area in which an agency operates.
primary service area (PSA)
The EMS Agenda for the Future outlines 14 components of an EMS system (don't memorize):
1. Public access
2. Communication systems
3. Clinical care
4. Human resources
5. Medical direction
6. Legislation and regulation
7. Integration of health services
9. Information systems
10. System finance
11. Education systems
13. Public education
14. EMS research
Physician ____ ____ authorizes EMTs to provide medical care in the field.
Appropriate care is described in ____ ____ and protocols.
Appropriate care is described in standing orders and ____.
Medical control can be:
off-line or online.
Type of medical control that is indirect and includes standing orders, training, and supervision.
Type of medical control that is direct and includes physician directions given over the phone or radio.
The ____ ____ maintains quality control.
____ reviews and performs audits of the EMS system to identify areas of improvement and/or assign remedial training.
Three types of error:
____ ____ focuses on strategies that will prevent the event from ever happening. For example, with the development of a vaccine and within the span of one generation, polio went from a devastating disease to being virtually eliminated.
____ ____ occurs after the event has already happened. The question then is how can we decrease the effects of the event? Helmets and seatbelts are examples of secondary prevention.
Evidence-based decision making is based on ____.
Protection of patient privacy has drawn national attention with the passage of the:
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Focused on examining the health needs of entire populations with the goal of preventing health problems.
Efforts to limit the effects of an injury or illness that you cannot completely prevent.
A call center, staffed by trained personnel who are responsible for managing requests for police, firefighting, and ambulance services.
public safety access point
A system of internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an EMS system.