Paramedic CH 1-6

  1. In what year was the first recorded use of an ambulance/medic used in the US?
  2. In what year was the first civilian ambulance out and from what hospital did it?
    • 1865
    • Commercial Hospital Cincinnati, OH
  3. When and where was the first ambulance service started?
    • 1869
    • Bellevue hospital New York, New York
  4. In _____ there was a shortage of medical personnel and the EMS role was turned over to?
    • 1940's
    • Turned over to the fire and police deparments
    • No minimum standars were set during this time/change
  5. The White Paper Act
    • 1966
    • Also known "Accidental Death and Disability: The neglected disease of Modern Society"
    • Created 10 Critical Points for a functioning EMS system
    • NHSA was instituted!
  6. In 1966 the National Highway Saftey Act was instituted because of this?
    The White Paper
  7. The Emergency Medical Services Act
    • 1973
    • 15 required components of and EMS system
    • Provided structure and uniformity to the EMS system
  8. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration
    • 10 EMS system elements
    • was an effort to sustain the EMS system
  9. The first EMT textbook was called and published when?
    • Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured AAOS
    • 1971
  10. Certification
    • used to ensure all health care providers have the same basic level of knowledge and skill.
    • Once certified eligible for Licensure
  11. Licensure
    how states control who is allowed to practice as a health care provider.
  12. Registration
    means that records of your education, state or local licensure, and recert will be held by a recognized board of registration.
  13. The only accredititng agency for paramedic programs is?
    CoAEMSP- The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professionals
  14. Reciprocity
    Granting certification to a provider from another state or agency.
  15. Profession
    field of endeavor that requires a specialized set of knowledge, skills, and expertise, often gained after lengthy education
  16. Sequence of proceedures
    Preparation, Response, Scene Management, Patient Assessment/Care, Management and Disposition, Patient Transfer and Report, Documentation, Return to Service
  17. Online Medical Control
    • medical direction given in real time to an EMS service or provider. (Radio/Electronic Commun)
    • Allows immediate specific patient care resources, allows telemetry transmission, continuous quality improvement, and render on-scene assistance.
  18. Off-line Medical Control
    • medical direction given through a set of protocols, policies, and/or standards.
    • Allows developement of protocols/guidelines,standing orders, procedures, and training.
  19. Protocol
    guideline/treatment plan for specific illness/injury
  20. Standing Order
    protocol that is written document signed by EMS systems medical director that outlines specifics
  21. What tool is used often to evaluate your care
    Continuous Quality Improvement CQI
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Paramedic CH 1-6
Paramedic CH 1-6