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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 Dispatch (EMD)
A system of internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an EMS System
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
The responsibility of the medical director to ensure the appropriate care standards are me by EMTB on each call
Quality Control
The designated area in which EMS service is responsible for the provision of prehospital care emergency care and transport
Primary Service Area (PSA)
Potential life threatening disease that usually start with Flu like symptoms
SARS (Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome)
A comprehensive plan that helps employees to reduce their risk of exposure to or acquisition of communicable diseases
exposure control plan
A process that confront the response to critical incidents and defuses them, directing the emergency personnel toward physical and emotional balance
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
The organism or individual that is attacked by the infecting agent
Host
The strength or ability of a pathogen to produce disease
Virulence
A disease caused bu infection
Infections disease
Any disease that can be spread from person to person, animal to person
Communicable Disease
The body's three stage response to stress: First stress causes the body to trigger and alarm response, and then recovery, or if the stress is prolonged, exhaustion.
General Adaption Syndrome
unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm
Assult
basing current action on lessons, rules, or guidelines derived from previous similar experiences
Precedence
A written document that specifies medical treatment should a patient become unable to make decisions - living will
advance directives
A term relating to medical jurisprudence (law) or forensic medicine
medicolegal
Circulation of blood within an organ or tissue
perfusion
blood presser that is below normal range
hypotension
narrowing of the blood vessels
vasoconstriction
Subjective findings that the patient feels but only identified by the patient
symptoms
the delicate membrane lining of the eye lids
conjunctiva
breathing that occurs with no aissitance
spontaneous respirations
Characterized by profuse sweating
diaphoretic
an unusually upright position in which the patients head chin are thrust slightly forward
sniffing position
A technique used to move a patient from siting position inside vehicle to supine position in less than 1 minute
Rapid extrication technique
A lifting technique used for patients found lying on the ground and have no suspected spinal injury
Direct ground lift
A move which the patient is dragged or pulled from the scene before initial assessment and care provided
Emergency move
lifiting technique used for patients in supine or sitting position and with no suspected extremity or spinal injuries
extremity lift
The part of the nervous system that regulates functions such as digestion and sweating, not controlled voluntarily
Autonomic Nervous System
The muscles on the side of the neck that allow movement of the head
sternocleidomastoid muscles
protein catalyst designed to speed up the rate of specific biochemical reactions
enzymens
Tiny disc shaped elements smaller than cells and stops bleeding
platelets