EMT Intro - Introduction to EMS Medical/Legal September...

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Introduction to EMS Medical/Legal September 2014 JI 1
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Highway Safety Act of 1966 Emergency Medical Act 1973 1970’s Paramedic training (EMT parts) 1980’s Individual State standard for EMT level 1990’s NHTSA created “EMS Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach” September 2014 JI 2
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September 2014 JI 3 * US Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) * NYS Dept. of Health (DOH) Bureau of EMS Public Health Law, Article 30, Part 800.24 * Regional EMS Council of NYC (REMSCO) (NYC, Westchester, Suffolk, Nassau, etc.)
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~ Off-Line Medical Control Treatment Protocols & Standing Orders Quality Assurance / Quality Improvement (QA/QI) ~ On-Line Medical Control Direct voice contact with provider and/or patient in field (Questions or clarification in unusual circumstances) September 2014 JI 4 Physician who allows you to function under his/her license as a direct care-giver in the pre-hospital setting (agency dependent). Medical Control
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Defines the approved level of procedures you may legally practice in treatment of a patient according to your degree of certification . Based upon the National Curriculum and guidelines set forth by the state ; with further development of protocols by region , and individual agency . An agency cannot be lenient, only stricter September 2014 JI 5
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A written guide for practice according to your level of care and accepted behavior ; in which one must act. Local Custom : How other people of same moral character and similar training behave. Agency Definable : Specific rules and standards defined by the organization you represent. September 2014 JI 6
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1. Duty - obligation to act within standard of care, uniform recognizable as EMS. (“legal vs. ethical”) 2. Breach of Duty Nonfeasance failure to act Misfeasance the performance of a proper action in an illegal or improper manner Malfeasance wrongdoing or improper act i.e. mva: driving past, backboard no collar, walk to ambulance 3.
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