Chapter 1 - Chapter 1: Introduction to Advanced...

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Chapter 1 : Introduction to Advanced Pre-hospital Care . Part 1: Introduction to Advanced Pre-hospital Care The Paramedic is the highest level of pre-hospital care and the leader of the pre- hospital care team. EMS has made significant advances over the last 30 yrs. Paramedic must always be an advocate for the patient and assure that the patient receives the best possible care – without regard to the patient’s ability to ay or insurance. Paramedic accepts and adheres to a code of professional ethics and etiquette. Paramedic must possess KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ATTITUDES consistent w/ expectations of the public and Profession. Paramedic Characteristics: Confident LEADER Excellent JUDGMENT Prioritize DECISIONS Function INDEPENDENTLY Paramedic Roles Public education Health promotion Participation in illness prevention. Opportunities for the paramedic o Critical care Transport o Primary care o Tactical EMS o Industrial Medicine o Sports Medicine Part 2: EMS System EMS (Emergency Medical Services System) is a comprehensive network of personnel, equipment, and resources established to deliver aid and emergency medical care to the community. BLS (Basic Life Support)
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course PARAMEDIC 101 taught by Professor Bator during the Spring '11 term at Columbus State Community College.

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