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Generally refers to care given when the victim's breathing or heart stops?
Basic Life Support (BLS)
This is a trained person who in either an employment or volunteer situation and has the responsibility to provide emergency care when needed?
Professional Rescuer
A system in US that is a comprehensive network of professionals linked together to provide appropriate levels of medical care for victims of injury or sudden illness.
The EMS system which means the Emergency Medical Services System.
As a professional, you have a _______ to care for a victim of a medical emergency, because you have accepted as your job and failing to care for a victim while you are on job can make you legally liable?
duty to act.
This is the first professional with BLS training to arrive at the scene of a medical emergency?
First Responder
Before giving care, you must have the victim's consent, because touching another person without consent is called ________ and the consent can be ______or _______?
Battery and the consent can be implied or expressed.
If the victim is unresponsive or a child's parent/guardian is not present and cannot be reached, then you have what kind of consent?
implied consent to give care in an emergency.q
This kind of consent means the victim explicitly told/gave you permission for emergency care which means the victim is usually awake/alert?
Expressed consent.
This means the person is able to understand what is happening/and the implications of his/her decision?
This is sometimes called a living will/legal document, signed by an individual, often a terminally ill person and his/her doctor that restricts what medical care the person will accept?
advance directive
This is a written statement similar to advance directive and means that the person does not want to receive CPR or defibrillation.
DNR-Do Not Resuscitate.
This means that professional rescuers should only give the care they have been trained to give.
scope of practice.
Acting outside your scope of practice, such as trying to do something you have no training in will make you liable? T or F
This refers generally to how you give care and performing them according to standards set by government and professional organizations.
Standard of care
Performing care in a way that does not meet standards could result in victim's injury and could result in________?
This is a specific type of negligence?
Abandonment. Also moving a victim unecassarily or failing to give care as you were trained to.
These are laws that protect people when they help others in an emergency only when you follow standards of care,obtain consent.
Good Samaritan laws.