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Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Advanced lifesaving procedures, some of which are now being provided by the EMT-B
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Comprehensive legislation that is designed to protect indivicuals with disabilities against discrimination
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
A device that detects treatable life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and delivers the appropriate electrical shock to the patient
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
A system of internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an EMS system
Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)
A system that assists dispatchers in selecting appropriate units to respond to a particular call for assistance and in providing callers with vital instructions until the arrival of EMS crews
Emergency medical services (EMS)
A multidisciplinary system that represents the combined efforts of several professionals and agencies to provide prehospital emergency care to the sick and injured
Emergency medical technician (EMT)
A medical professional who is trained and certified/licensed by his or her state to provide emergency life support prior to or with more advanced medical providers
EMT-Basic (EMT-B)
An EMT who has training in basic life support, including automated external defibrillation, use of a definitive airway adjunct, and assisting patients with certain medications
EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I)
An EMT who has training in specific aspects of advanced life support, such as IV therapy, interpretation of cardiac rhythms and defibrillation, and orotracheal intubation
EMT-Paramedic (EMT-P)
An EMT who has extensive training in advanced life support, including IV therapy, pharmacology, cardiac monitoring, and other advanced assessment and treatment skills
First Responder
The first trained individual, such as a police officer, fire fighter, lifeguard, or other rescuer, to arrive at the scene of an emergency to provide initial medical assistance
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Federal legislation passed in 1996. Its main effect in EMS is in limiting availability of patients' health care information and penalizing violations of patient privacy
Intravenous (IV) Therapy
The delivery of medication directly into a vein
Medical Control
Physician instructions that are given directly by radio or cell phone (online/direct) or indirectly by protocol/guidelines (off-line/indirect), as authorized by the medical director of the service program
Medical Director
The physician who authorizes or delegates to the EMTG the authority to provide medical care in the field
Primary Service Area (PSA)
The designated area in which the EMS service is responsible for the provision of prehospital emergency care and transportation to the hospital
Quality Control
The responsibility of the medical director to ensure that the appropriate medical care standards are met by EMT-B's on each call.
What colour orange is on Ambulances?
Omaha Orange
What governmental department oversees the EMS program?
Department of Transportation
What is the Golden Hour?
The time from which the incident occers to the time at which the patient is in continuing-care facility