EMT-B CHapter 1

  1. designated agent
    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 and extension of the medical directors license to practice medicine.
  2. evidence based
    description of medical techniques or practices that are supported by scientific evidence or their safety and efficacy rather then merely by supposition and tradition
  3. medical direction
    oversight of the patient care aspects of an ems system by the medical director.
  4. OFF-Line  medical direction
    consist of standing orders issued by the Medical Director that allow EMTs to give certain medications or perform certain procedures without speaking to the medical director or another physician
  5. ON-Line Medical Direction
    consists of orders given directly by the on-duty physician to an EMT in the field by radio or phone
  6. Medical Director
    a doctor who assumes ultimate responsibility for the patient care aspect of the EMS system
  7. 911 system
    system for phone access to report emergencies.
  8. patient outcomes
    long term survival of patients
  9. protocols
    list of steps, assessments and interventions to be taken in different situations.  Protocols are developed by the medical director
  10. quality improvement
    process of continuous self review with the purpose of identifying and correcting aspects of the system that require improvement
  11. standing orders
    policy or protocol issued by a medical director that authorizes EMTs and others to perform particular skills in certain situations
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