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10 Cards in this Set

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Designated Agent
An EmT-B or other person authorized by a medical director to give medications and provide emergency care. The transfer of such authoritization to a designated agent is an extention of the Medical directors license to practice medicine.
Enhanced 911 system
has the additional capability of automatically identifying the callers phone number and location.
Off-Line Medical Direction
consists of standing orders issued by the medical director or other physician.
Medical Direction
Oversight of the patient care aspects of an EMS system by the Medical director.
On-Line Medical Direction
consists of orders from the on-duty physician given directly to an EMT-B in the field by radio or telephone.
911 System
a system for telephine access to report emergencies.
Medical Director
a physician who assumes ultimate responsibility for patient care aspects of the EMS system.
lists of steps, such as an assesment and interventions, to be taken in different situations. Protocols are made by the Medical Director of an EMS system.
Quality Improvement
a process of continuous self-review with the purpose of identifying and correcting aspects of the system that require improvement.
Standing orders
a policy or protocol issued by a Medical Director that authorizes EMT-B's and others to perform particular skills in certain situations.