a spray device with a mouthpiece that contains an aerosol form of a medication that a patient can spray into his airway.
the medication name found in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia.
Government listing of all medications
United States Pharmacopeia(USP)
a medication used to dilate bronchioles in patients with respiratory disorders
the medication name a pharmaceutical company gives to a drug. it could also be referred to as a brand name.
the medication name that reflects the chemical structure of the medication
placement of medication in or under the skin with a needle and syringe.
jelly-like form of medicatin.
small disk-like compressed form of medication
solid medication mixed in a fluid. Must be shaken before giving.
beneath the tongue.
process of mixing air and medication to produce a mist which is inhaled.
through or by the way of the skin.
reason a medication is administered.
how the medication is administered.
how much of the medication is administered.
desired responses in the boday a medication may cause. Also called the desired effect.
any action of a drug other than the desired action.
situations where a medication should not be administered because it may do more harm than good.
memory aid to remember all things you must check when administering a medication to the patient. Thes include right medication, right dose, right route, right patient, right time, and right documentation.
a medication used to treat serious allergic reactions called anaphylaxis.
a medication used to treat chest pain.
a medication that relaxes the muscle in blood vessels and permits an increased blood flow.
a medication used to reat certain cases of poisining or overdose.
a medication used to treat patients with suspected low blood sugar.
source of fuel for the body.
medication used to open up bronchioles that are constricted due to a respiratory disease such as asthma.
medication used both during a heart attack and as a method to prevent heart attacks.
clumping together of blood cells.
components of the blood; membrane-enclosed fragments of specialized cells.
a medication used to increase the amount of circulating oxygen in the blood stream.
the exchange of common symbols-- written, spoken, or other kinds such as signing and body language.
a system for telephone access to report emergencies.
a two-way radio at a fixed site such as a hospital or dispatch center.
Base Station radio
a two-way radio that is used or affixed in a vehichle.
a handheld two-way radio.
computers that are mounted in a vehichle and connected to the base station by radio modem. In addition to full functionallity as a computer, the MDT will display dispatch information for calls and may provide the ability to enter information for prehospital care reports.
Mobile Data Terminals (MDT's)
a device that picks up signals from lower-power radios units, such as mobile and portable radios, and retransmits them at a higher power. it allows low power radio signals to be transmitted over longer distances.
written documentation of the call and patient encounter. also called prehospital care report.
written documentation of the call and patient encounter. Also called a patient care report or a run report.
Prehospital Care Report(PCR)
information about the call itself, such as the unit and crew members responding, the date and time of the call, and the name of the ambulance service.
all the information about the patient(name, address, date of birth), insurance information, and detailed information on the patients complaint, assessment, care, and vital signs.
information that you have personally observed, can measure, or can attest to.
information that is not first hand or that is subject to interpretation.
method of narration that tells the story of the call as it happened in a step by step, chronological narrative.
Timeline or sequential
acronym for subjective, objective, assessment, and plan. A method of documentation in which each letter stands for a specific portion of the narrative.
acronym for chief complaint, history, assessment, Rx(or treatment), and transport. A method of documentation in which each letter stand for a specific portion of the narrative.
documentation of false information in a prehospital care report
errors of omission are those where something wasn't done that should have been.
errors of commission are actions done that shouldn't have been done, especially actions that cause harm to a patient.