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15 Cards in this Set

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What are the MOST non-medical operational responsibilities?
(there are FIVE phases)
1) Preparing for the ambulance call
2) Receiving and responding to a call
3) Transferring the patient to the ambulance
4) Transporting the patient to the hospital
5) Terminating the call
What does the US DOT stand for?
United States Department of Transportation
The US DOT has issued specifications for 1)__________, 2)___________ and 3)_____________ ambulances.
1) Type I, 2) Type II and 3) Type III ambulances.
What does the protable AIRWAY first-in kit consist of?
Airways (OPA, NPA, Combitube...etc)
Infection Control
PPE (aka BSI)
What is the most common way to transport the patient to the Ambulance?
Wheeled Ambulance Stretcher
Stokes (or Basket Stretcher) are for WHAT type of carries?
Long-distance carries, as well as, high-angle or off-the-road rescue.
OPAs (oropharyngeal airways) can NOT be used on infants.
FALSE: They can be used on infants, but pray that you do not have to use it, because there is a high chance that the infant will not make it.
Do you
A) check the engine when it's on
B) check it when its off
Both, but first you check it when its off and THEN you check it when its on.
Define: Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD)
Definition: a professional telecommunicator, tasked with the gathering of information related to medical emergencies, the provision of assistance and instructions by voice, prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services, and the dispatching and support of EMS resources
What is the EMDs job?
Their job is Dispatch and Response, but they have nothing to do with patient care
What type of questions would the EMD ask?
(list at least 3)
1) What is the exact location of the patient?
2) What is your call-back number?
3) What is the problem?
4) How old is the patient?
5) What's the patient's sex?
6) Is the patient conscious?
7) Is the patient breathing?
What can the warning light do to the ambulance driver?
The warning light can put the ambulance driver to sleep, by causing them to get fatigued.
Why can it be NOT good to run the siren and/or warning lights?
It can cause the patient to get antsy, scared and it can also may the patient have an anxiety attack. Which can make his/her condition worse.
What type of lights are there on an ambulance?
(there are 4)
1) Rotating Lights
2) Flashing Lights
3) Strobe Lights
4) The newer LED lights called "Light-Emitting Diode"
The purpose for carrying an EPA-registered, intermediate-level disinfectant on the ambulance is to what?
Destroy Mycobacterium Tuberculosis