Chapter 1 Terms

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Chapter 1 Terms
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Prehospital Emergency Care Chapter 1 Terms
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  1. Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
    under the NHTSA 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model
  2. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    a federal law passed in 1990 that protects individuals with a documented disability from being denied initial or continued employment based on their disability (p. 9)
  3. Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
    under the NHTSA 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model
  4. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
    under the NHTSA 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model
  5. EMS system
    Emergency Medical Services system (p. 4)
  6. EMT-Basic (EMT-B)
    emergency medical technician trained to the basic level (p. 6)
  7. EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I)
    emergency medical technician trained to the intermediate level (p. 6)
  8. EMT-Paramedic (EMT-P)
    emergency medical technician trained to the paramedic level (p. 7)
  9. First Responder
    a person typically trained to the first-responder level who is likely to be the firest person on the scene with emergency care training (p. 6)
  10. medical direction
    medical policies
  11. medical director
    physician who is legally responsible for the clinical and patient care aspects of an EMS system (p. 13)
  12. medical oversight
    the medical director's broad responsibilities
  13. off-line medical direction
    medical policies
  14. on-line medical direction
    direct orders from a physician to a prehospital care provider given by radio or telephone (p. 13)
  15. Paramedic
    under the NHTSA 2005 National EMS Scope of Practice Model
  16. prehospital care
    emergency medical treatment given to patients before they are transported to a hospital or other facility. Also called out-of-hospital care. (p. 8)
  17. protocols
    the policies and procedures for all components of an EMS system. Also called orders or standing orders. (p. 13)
  18. quality improvement (QI)
    a system of internal and external reviews and audits of an EMS system to ensure a high quality of care. Also known as continuous quality improvement (CQI) (p. 14)
  19. standing orders
    preauthorized treatment procedures; a type of treatment protocol. See also off-line medical direction

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