Written questions defense and plaintiff send one another?
immediate care or treatment
emergency medical care
decomposition of body tissue
Written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a competent patient should the patient become unable to make decisions; also called a living will.
A serious situation, such as injury or illness, that threatens the life or welfare of a person or group of people and requires immediate intervention.
Touching a patient or providing emergency care without consent.
Failure to provide the same care that a person with similar training would provide.
Unilateral termination of care by the EMT-B without the patient''s consent and without making provisions for transferring care to another medical professional with skills at the same level or higher.
Permission to render care.
A term relating to medical jurisprudence (law) or forensic medicine.
Stiffening of the body; a definitive sign of death.
Permission for treatment given by a competent patient after the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives to treatment have been explained.
A process in which a person, an institution, or a program is evaluated and recognized as meeting certain predetermined standards to provide safe and ethical care.
Statutory provisions enacted by many states to protect citizens from liability for errors and omissions in giving good faith emergency medical care, unless there is wanton, gross, or willful negligence.
good Samaritan laws
The act of physically preventing an individual from any physical action.
Written documentation by a physician giving permission to medical personnel not to attempt resuscitation in the event of cardiac arrest.
Do not Resuscitate (DNR) orders
A type of consent in which a patient gives express authorization for provision of care or transport.
Blood settling to the lowest point of the body, causing discoloration of the skin.
Type of consent in which a patient who is unable to give consent is given treatment under the legal assumption that he or she would want treatment.
Written, accepted levels of emergency care expected by reason of training and profession; written by legal or professional organizations so that patients are not exposed to unreasonable risk or harm.
Standard of Care
Unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm.
Basing current action on lessons, rules, or guidelines derived from previous similar experiences.
Able to make rational decisions about personal well-being.
A medicolegal term relating to certain personnel who either by statute or by function have a responsibility to provide care.
duty to act
The act in which ethics are incorporated
false and damaging information about a patient that is expressed by spoken word