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.
description of medical techniques or practices that are supported by scientific evidence or their safety and efficacy rather then merely by supposition and tradition
oversight of the patient care aspects of an ems system by the medical director.
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
ON-Line Medical Direction
consists of orders given directly by the on-duty physician to an EMT in the field by radio or phone
a doctor who assumes ultimate responsibility for the patient care aspect of the EMS system
system for phone access to report emergencies.
long term survival of patients
list of steps, assessments and interventions to be taken in different situations. Protocols are developed by the medical director
process of continuous self review with the purpose of identifying and correcting aspects of the system that require improvement
policy or protocol issued by a medical director that authorizes EMTs and others to perform particular skills in certain situations