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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) <<<<Correct Answer)- What is the term for a team of professionals who deliver care and transportation to sick and injured? Continuous Quality Care is a circular s... ystem of continuous internal and external reviews and audits of all aspects of an EMS system. <<<<Correct Answer)- What is CQI and what is its purpose? denial, anger/hostility, bargaining, depression, acceptance <<<<Correct Answer)- What are the stages of the grieving process? The stages may follow one another, occur simultaneously, or a person may jump back and forth between stages. The stages may last different amounts of time. <<<<Correct Answer)- Do the stages of the grieving process occur one-at-a-time and/or in a specific step-wise fashion? Cumulative - increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions <<<<Correct Answer)- What does the term 'cumulative' mean? Occurs when you are exposed to prolonged or excessive stress. You fight to remain in control and you are successful, but you are starting to grow tired. Now the next stressful situation occurs and find it harder to recover because of the effects if the previous stress is tiring. <<<<Correct Answer)- Who is at risk for a cumulative stress reaction - and why. PCR helps ensure continuity of care. It also is a legal document, can be used for education, gives administrative information, is essential for research records, and helps with evaluation and continuous quality improvement. <<<<Correct Answer)- What is the purpose of the Patient Care Report? True <<<<Correct Answer)- True or false: "If it isn't included in the report it wasn't done." "If the report is sloppy, the patient care was sloppy." Shows continuity of care. <<<<Correct Answer)- How does documentation reflect on standards of care? Medical Director <<<<Correct Answer)- Who defines the scope of practice in your emergency response area? Negligence is the failure to provide the same care that a person with similar training would provide in the same or similar situation. It is deviation from the accepted standard of care that may result in further injury to the patient. <<<<Correct Answer)- What is the term that describes deviation from standard of care? No. You may give a concise, well thought out report in the best method of accurately and thoroughly describing the patient and his or her medical condition to the providers who will be receiving the patient. Pt's age, gender, chief complaint, brief history of problem, brief report of physical findings, brief summary of care given, brief description of response, addition questions from facility. <<<<Correct Answer)- Should the components of the radio report include your diagnosis of the patient's problem? Treat them as anyone else <<<<Correct Answer)- How would you address a patient who is a paramedic or physician or nurse experiencing chest pain? Chondritis = inflammation of cartilage itis - inflammation chondro - cartilage <<<<Correct Answer)- What is the definition of chondritis? What is the suffix 'itis' mean? What does 'chondro' mean? Hemostasis hemo - blood stasis - to stop <<<<Correct Answer)- What is the term for stopping external bleeding? The spleen is a blood reservoir with about 450ml of blood in it at any time. Filtering is also a basic duty of the spleen. Worn out blood cells, foreign bodies, and bacteria are removed from the blood and hemoglobin is recycled. <<<<Correct Answer)- Which organ of the body filters out bacteria, some foreign substances and old blood cells? Platelets are tiny, disc shaped elements that are smaller than cells, they are essential in the initial formation of a blood clot, the mechanism that stops bleeding. <<<<Correct Answer)- What are platelets and why are they important? The retroperitoneal space is the space that lies behind the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). The kidneys and part of the pancreas lie in this area and are considered retroperitoneal organs. <<<<Correct Answer)- Define retro-peritoneal space? Which organ is found in this space? In older adults, the age related shrinkage creates a void between the brain and the outermost layer is the meninges, which creates room for the brain to move when stressed. <<<<Correct Answer)- Why are older patients at risk for severe bleeding into the skull? It is often assumed that older people are hard of hearing and have difficulty seeing. They may need eye glasses or hearing aids, but you should not assume that your older patient is deaf or nearly blind. <<<<Correct Answer)- What happens to hearing and sight in the older patient? How will these changes affect how you approach the older patient? [Show More]

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