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19 Cards in this Set

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The act of physically preventing an individual from treating any physical action.
forcible restraint
A process in which a person, an institution, or a program is evaluated and recognized as meeting certain predetermined standards to provide safe and ethical care.
Written, accepted levels of emergency care expected by reason of training and profession; written by legal or professional organizations so that patients are not exposed to unreasonable risk or harm.
standard of care
Unilateral termination of care by the EMT-B without the patient's consent and without making provisions for transferring care to another medical professional with skills at the same level or higher.
Permission for treatment given by a competent patient after the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives to treatment have been explained.
informed consent
Written documentation giving permission to medical personnel not to attempt resuscitation in the event of cardiac arrest.
DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) orders
Written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a competent patient should the patient become unable to make decisions; also called a living will.
advance directive
A term relating to medical jurisprudence (law) or forensic medicine.
Unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm.
Immediate care or treatment.
emergency medical care
Failure to provide the same care that a person with similar training would provide.
Statutory provisions enacted by many states to protect citizens from liability for errors and omissions in giving good faith emergency medical care, unless there is wanton, gross, or willful negligence.
Good Samaritan laws
Touching a patient or providing emergency care without consent.
A type of consent in which a patient gives express authorization for provision of care or transport.
expressed consent
Able to make rational decisions about personal well-being.
A medicolegal term relating to certain personnel who either by statute or by function have a responsibility to provide care.
duty to act
Type of consent in which a patient who is unable to give consent is given treatment under the legal assumption that he or she would want treatment.
implied consent
Permission to render care.
A serious situation, such as injury or illness, that threatens the life or welfare of a person or group of people and requires immediate intervention.