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Designated agent

An EMT or other person authorized by a Medical Director to give medications and provide emergency care. The transfer of such authorization to a designated agent is an extension of the Medical Director's license to practice medicine.

Evidence-based

Description of medical techniques or practices that are supported by scientific evidence of their safety and efficacy, rather than merely on supposition and tradition.

Medical Direction

Oversight of the patient-care aspects of an EMS system by the Medical Director.

Medical Director

A physician who assumes ultimate responsibility for the patient-care aspects of the EMS system.

911 system

a system for telephone access to report emergencies. A dispatcher takes the information and alerts EMS or the fire or police departments as needed. Enhanced 911 has the additional capability of automatically identifying the caller's phone number and location.

Patient outcomes

The long-term survival of patients.

Protocols

List of steps, such as assessments and interventions, to be taken in different situations. Protocols are developed 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

The physician issues a policy or protocol that authorizes EMTs and others to perform particular skills in certain situations.

Which step in the evidence-based medicine process deals with the concept of determining what we already know about a particular intervention or situation?

a

According to the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, an Advanced EMT should be trained to:

a

Health promotion and prevention is accomplished by health department personnel through:

a

Many EMTs are?

a

Holding an NREMT certification may help in which situation?

a

The modern EMS system in the U.S. began in the:

1960s

Treatment decisions based on research are called:

a

How many nationally recognized levels of EMS practitioner are there?

a

During the transport of a patient to the hospital, you should always:

a

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides a set of recommended standards for EMS systems called the "Technical Assistance Program Assessment Standards." These ten standards include which one of the following?

a

You respond to a domestic violence call with your partner and the local volunteer fire department. If you are all threatened by the patient, whom should you make sure is safe first?

a

You are taking care of a patient assigned to you during a mass-casualty incident. What should precede your emergency care?

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