chapter 1 EMS systems

  1. in most states there are 4 levels of EMS
    what are they
    • EMR
    • EMT
    • AEMT
    • Paramedic
  2. who provides care before the ambulance arrives?
  3. EMR are allowed to assist the ambulance personnel? true/ false?
  4. EMTs has training in 
    -airway junctions
    -assist patient with certain medication
  5. Intravenous therapy is part of whos scope of practice?
  6. whos scope of practice includes:

    –Endotracheal intubation
    –Emergency pharmacology
    –Cardiac monitoring
  7. Who is the backbone of the EMS system
  8. Who is the ADA and what do they do?
    Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

    -Prohibits employers from failing to provide full and equal employment
  9. Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society is also know as
    The White Paper
  10. EMS originated in what year? with the publication of what?
    • originated in 1966 
    • with the publication of Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society( the white paper)
  11. who publisihed the first EMT curriculum
    the DOT
  12. In what year was the first EMT cirriculum published?
  13. what does AAOS stand for?
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  14. what did the AAOS publish in 1971?
    Emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured( AKA the Orange book)
  15. In the 1980s what level of EMS was added to the cirriculum?
  16. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published what document?
    EMS Agenda for the Future
  17. the EMS agenda for the future was what?
    a document with a plan to standardize the levels of EMS education and providers.
  18. scope of practice at the federal level outlines
    the ____ skills each EMS provider should be able to perform
  19. what does AED stand for
    Automated external defibrillator
  20. EMRs are comprised of what kind of people
    law enforcement/firefighters
  21. Which course requires about 150 hours
  22. Paramedics require how many hours of class room/internships?
  23. 14 components of EMS:

    911 and dispatchers are what part of the 14 components?
    public access
  24. Who authorizes EMTs to provides care in the field
    Medical director
  25. EMTs are not required to consult medical direction before implementing standing orders.
  26. Standing orders are created by who?
    Medical director
  27. Who is responsible for maintaining quality control?
    medical director
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chapter 1 EMS systems
emergency care and transport of the sick and injured