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47 Cards in this Set

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advanced life support
The provision of care that paramedics or allied health professionals render, including advanced airway management, defibrillation, intravenous therapy, and medication administration.
basic life support
Care provided by persons trained in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and other noninvasive care.
A method of payment to cover all health care expenses for each member of a managed care organization.
continuous quality improvement
A management approach to customer service and organizational performance that includes constant monitoring, evaluation, decisions, and actions.
emergency medical services
A national network of services coordnated to provide aid and medical assisstance from primary response to definitive care; the network involves personnel trained in rescue, stabilization, transportation, and advanced management of traumatic and medical emergencies.
A person who has completed training based on the EMT-Paramedic National Standard Curriculum, including advanced training in patient assessment, cardiac rhythm interpretation, defibrillation, drug therapy, and airway management.
extended scope of practice
The expansion of health care services provided by emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the prehospital setting.
managed care organizations
Networks that provide patient care services to their members, including health maintenance organizations and preferred provider organizations.
off-line (indirect) medical direction
The establishment and monitoring of all medical components of an EMS system, including protocols, standing orders, educational programs, and the quality and delivery of online (direct) medical direction.
online (direct) medical direction
The medical direction physician or designee who directly supervises prehospital care activities via radio or phone. Online (direct) medical direction also may be responsible for the activities of the emergency department staff and others at the medical direction hospital.
The practice of granting an individual licensure or certification/registration based on licensure or certification/registration by another state, agency, or association.
standing orders
Specific treatment protocols used by prehospital emergency care providers in the absence of online (direct) medical direction when delay in treatment would harm the patient.
treatment protocols
Guidelines that define the scope of prehospital intervention practiced by emergency care providers.
A compulsive, uncontrollable dependence on a substance, habit, or practice to such a degree that cessation causes severe emotional, mental, or physiological reactions.
An endogenous adrenal hormone that helps prepare the body for energetic action.
A state or feeling of apprehension, uneasiness, agitation, uncertainty, or fear resulting from the anticipation of some threat or danger.
autonomic nervous system
The part of the nervous system that regulates involuntary vital functions, including the activity of cardiac muscle smooth muscle, and glands.
circadian rhythm
A pattern based on a 24-hour cycle, especially repetition of certain physiological phenomena, such as sleeping and eating.
Negative, debilitating, or harmful stress.
Positive, performance-enhancing stress.
A nonspecific mental or physical strain caused by any emotional, physical, social, economic, or other factor that initiates a physiological response.
universal precautions
Infection control practices in health care that are observed with every patient and procedure and that prevent exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
community health assessment
An assessment of a targt community to identify needs and resources required to provide prevention and wellness promotion activities.
injury risk
Real or potentially hazardous situations that put individuals at increased risk for sustaining an injury.
injury surveillance
The ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of injury data essential to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice.
primary injury prevention
The practice of preventing an injury from occurring.
teachable moment
The time after an injury has occurred when the patient and observers remain acutely aware of what has happened and may be more receptive to being taught ways that the event or illness could have been prevented.
Terminating medical care without legal excuse or turning care over to personnel who do not have training and expertise appropriate for the medical needs of the patient.
Creating apprehension, or unauthorized handling and treatment of a patient.
Physical contact with a person without consent and without legal justification.
expressed consent
Verbal or written consent to the treatment.
false imprisonment
Intentional and unjustifiable detention of a person.
implied consent
The presumption that an unconscious or incompetent person would consent to lifesaving care.
informed consent
Consent obtained from a patient after explaining all facts necessary for the patient to make a reasonable decision.
involuntary consent
Treatment that is granted by authority of law.
Failure to use such care as a reasonably prudent emergency medical services provider would use in similar circumstances.
The systematic study of moral dimensions including moral vision, decisions, conduct, and policies of the life sciences and health care.
The discipline relating to right and wrong, moral duty and obligation, moral principles and values, and moral character; a standard for honorable behavior designed by a group with expected conformity.
Social standards or customs; dealing with what is right or wrong in a practical sense.
Conduct that fails to conform to moral principles, values, or standards.
A generic term that describes the various land-based emergency vehicles used by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, including basic and advanced life support units, paramedic units, mobile intensive care units, and others.
KKK A-1822D standards
The national standards that provide the foundation of uniformity for the design of ambulance vehicles.
landing zone
An area prepared for the landing of an aircraft; generally 100 by 100 feet.
Which of the following documents called for the preparation of nationally acceptable texts and courses of instruction for rescue squads, police, and ambulance personnel in 1966?
a. Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society
b. Emergency Medical Services Agenda for the Future
c. Emergency Medical Services Systems Act
d. Public Safety Officers' Act
Legislation that governs the extent to which a physician can delegate authority to paramedics is a:
Medical Practice Act.
A standard for honorable behavior designed by a group and with which conformity is expected is called:
Unless the patient's condition dictactes otherwise, the patient should generally be transported to the:
Hospital of the patient's choice.