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A process of continuous self-review with the purpose of identifying and correcting aspects of the system that require improvement.
Quality Improvement
State laws that allow an EMS system to exisit
Enabling Legislation
The provision for physician input and direction of patient care, training, and quality assurance of an emergency medical service or system
Medical direction
Policy or protocol issued by a Medical Director that authorizes and EMT-B or others to preform particular skills in certain situations
Standing Order
A system designed to get trained personnel to the patient as quickly as possible and to provide emergency care on the scene, en route to the hospital, and in the hospital
EMS system
Lists of steps, such as assessment and interventions, to be taken in different situations that are developed by the Medical Director of an EMS system
A communications system that has the capability of automatically identifying the caller's phone number and location
Enhanced 9-1-1
A system for telephone access to report emergencies in which a dispatcher answers the call, takes the information and alerts EMS or the fire or police departments as needed
9-1-1 system
An EMT-B or other person authorized be a Medical Director to give medications and provide emergency care
Designated Agent
A physician who assumes the ultimate responsibility for the patient care aspects of the EMS system
Medical Director
The earliest documented EMS was in...
France in the 1790's
in 1966, the ______ charged the US _________ with developing EMS standards
National higway safety act, Department of Transportation