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EMT Chapter 1: Intro to Emergency Medical Care, Study guide, rated A+ Emergency Medical Services or EMS is also known as: - ✔✔prehospital or out-of-hospital care EMS began in 1966 by - �... ��✔the National Highway Safety Act charging the Department of Transportation (DOT) with developing standards. National Highway Traffic Safety Admin (NHTSA) sets standards for what categories? - ✔✔Regulation and Policy Resource Management Human Resources and Training Transportation Facilities Communications Public Information and Education Medical Direction Trauma Systems Evaluation 6 Specialty Hospitals - ✔✔Trauma Burn Centers Pediatric Centers Cardiac Centers Stroke Centers Poison Control Centers System that has the capability to automatically id the caller's phone number and location. - ✔✔Enhanced 911 4 Levels of EMS Training - ✔✔1. First Responder (police, firefighters, etc) 2. EMT-Basic 3. EMT-Intermediate 4. EMT-Paramedic (advanced life support) 8 Roles and Responsibilities of the EMT - ✔✔1. Personal Safety 2. Safety of the Crew, patients, and bystanders 3. Patient Assessment 4. Patient Care 5. Lifting and moving 6. Transport 7. Transfer of Care 8. Patient Advocacy A process of continuous self-review witht he purpose of identifying and correcting aspect of the system that require improvement. - ✔✔Quality Improvement 5 Roles of EMT in QI - ✔✔1. Keeping carefully written documentation 2. Becoming involved in the quality porcess 3. Obtaining feedback from patients and hospital staff 4. Maintaining equiptment 5. Continuing education Oversight of the patient-care aspects of an EMS system by the Medical Director - ✔✔Medical Direction A physician who assumes ultimate responsibility for the patient-care aspects of the EMS system. - ✔✔Medical Director Standing orders issued by the medical Director that allow EMTs to give certain medications or perform certain procedures without speaking to the medical director or another physician. - ✔✔Off-line Medical Direction Orders from the on-duty physician given directly to an EMT in the field by radio or telephone. - ✔✔On-line Medical Direction Lists of steps (i.e., assessments, interventions) to be taken in different situations. - ✔✔Protocols [Show More]

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