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COMMON LAW
LAWS THAT DERIVE FROM SOCIETY ACCEPTANCE
LEGISLATIVE LAW
CREATED BY LAW MAKING BODIES
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
INACTED BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, FEDERAL OR STATE
CRIMINAL LAW
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
CIVIL LAW
NONCRIMINAL ISSUES
TORT
DEALS WITH CIVIL WRONGS COMMITED AGAINST ONE TO ANOTHER
SCOPE OF PRACTICE
RANGE OF DUTIES AND SKILLS EMT ARE ALLOWED AND EXPECTED TO PERFORM
WHAT MUST BE REPORTED
SPOUSE ABUSE, CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, ELDER ABUSE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, GUNSHOT AND STAB WOUNDS, ANIMAL BITES, COMMUNICABLEDISEASES
IMMUNITY
EXEMPTION FROM LEGAL LIABILITY
NEGLAGENCE
DEVIATION FROM ACCEPTED STANDARDS
MALFEASANCE
BREACH OF DUTY BY A WRONGFUL OR UNLAWFUL ACT
MISFEASANCE
BREACH OF DUTY THAT IS HARMFUL OR INJURIOUS
NONFEASANCE
BREACH OF DUTY BY FAILURE TO PERFORM ACT OR DUTY
DEFAMATION
COMUNICATION THAT INJURES ANOTHER PERSONS REPUTATION OR GOOD NAME
COMPETANT
ABLE TO MAKE INFORMED DECISION
EXPRESSED CONSENT
VERBAL OR WRITTEN CONSENT
IMPLIED CONSENT
PRESUMED CONSENT FOR PERSON WHO IS MENTALY UNABLE TO GIVE CONSENT
INVOLUNTARY CONSENT
GRANTED BY AUTHORITY OF A COURT ORDER
MINOR
PERSON UNDER 18
EMANCIPATED
PERSON UNDER 18 WHO IS MARRIED, PREGNANT, PARENT, MEMBER OF ARMED FORCES, OR LIVING AWAY FROM HOME
ASSAULT
PLACES A PERSON IN IMMEDIAT BOODY HARM WITH OUT HIS CONSENT
BATTERY
UNLAWFUL TOUCHING A PERSON WITHOUT HIS CONSENT
RESONABLE FORCE
MINIMUM AMOUNT OF FORCE NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT A UNRULY PERSON DOES NOT CAUSE HARM TO SELF OR OTHERS
A WELL DOCUMENTED REPORT IS
COMPLETED PROMPTLY, THOROUGH, OBJECTIVE, ACCURATE, MAINTAINS CONFIDENTIALITY
WHAT MUST APERSON DO TO BE PROTECTED UNDER GOOD SAMARITAN LAWS
ACT IN GOOD FAITH
NOT BE NEGLIGENT
STAY WITHIN SCOPE OF CERTIFICATION LEVEL
NOT GET PAID FOR DUTIES
TO PROVE NEGLIGENCE THERE MUST BE
DUTY TO ACT
BREACH OF DUTY-FAILIER TO ACT
INJURY-BY INADEQUATE CARE
PROXIMATE CAUSE-HARM CAUSED BY ACTIONS
RES IPSA LOQUITUR
THINGS SPEAK FOR ITSELF
MOST COMMON FORM OF CONSENT
EXPRESSED CONSENT
ASSAULT
UNLAWFULLY PLACING A PERSON IN APPREHENSION OF BODILY HARM
BATTERY
UNLAWFULLY TOUCHING OF ANOTHER WITHOUT CONSENT
FALSE IMPRISONMENT
INTENTIONAL AND UNJUSTIFIABLE DETENTION
PULSLESS PATIENTS SHOULD BE RESUSCITATED UNLESS
THERE IS OBVIOUS SIGNS OF CLINICAL DEATH
RESUSCITATION WOULD PLACE MEDIC IN DANGER OF INJURY
DNR IS PRESENT
DNR DOES NOT APPLY TO
KNOWN PREGNANT PERSONS
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY INVOLVING HOMICIDE, SUICIDE
WHO CAN EXECUTE DNR
COMPETANT- TERMINAL PATIENTS
INCOMPETANT- LEGAL GUARDIAN, PROXY, POWER OF ATTORNEY
ATTENDING PHYSICIAN, TWO RELATIVES
HOW LONG BEFORE DEATH SHOULD DNR BE WRITEN
6 MONTHS
VITAL TISUES (WITH HEART BEAT)
HEART, LUNGS, LIVER, KIDNEYS, PANCREAS
NONVITAL TISSUES (NO HEART BEAT)
UP TO 24 HOURS, CORNIA, SKIN, BONE TENDONS, HEART VALVES, SAPHENOUS VEINS