Foundations of EMS Systems

ISBN-10: 1435480279

ISBN-13: 9781435480278

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Bruce J. Walz

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Practical and reader-friendly, FOUNDATIONS OF EMS SYSTEMS is an invaluable resource that provides a broad, contemporary overview of EMS with a realistic focus on the field provider. Based on the course outcomes developed by the EMS committee of Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education, this book introduces readers to the EMS world and provides the knowledge they need in order to prepare them for success as an EMS provider. With an emphasis on EMS as a profession, the book explains the background, structure and operations of these systems, the role of each provider within the healthcare system, and how to offer optimal delivery of care and services.
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Book details

List price: $145.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 5/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Feshe Correlation
Introduction
Introduction to Emergency Medical Systems
The Emergency Medical Services System
Components of an EMS System
Communications
Manpower
Training of Personnel
Use of Public Safety Agencies
Transportation
Mutual Aid Agreements
Facilities
Accessibility of Care
Critical Care Units
Transfer of Patients
Standard Medical Record Keeping
Independent Review and Evaluation
Consumer Information and Education
Consumer Participation
Disaster Linkage
Revision of the 15 Components
Medical Direction
System Finance
Regulation and Policy
Trauma Systems
EMS Agenda for the Future
The 14 Attributes of an EMS System
Integration of Health Services
EMS Research
Legislation and Regulation
System Finance
Human Resources
Medical Direction
Education Systems
Public Education
Prevention
Public Access
Communication Systems
Clinical Care
Information Systems
Evaluation
Critical Patient Areas
History of Emergency Medical Systems
History of Emergency Medical Systems
Preindustrial Era (1600-1850)
Resuscitation
Anesthesia
Transportation
Industrial Era (1850-1970)
Causes of Death
First Aid Training
Resuscitator Calls
Motor Vehicle Injuries
Transportation
Military
Cardiac Care
Government Involvement
EMS Development
Modern Era (1970-2000)
1970s
1980s
1990s
Twenty-first Century
September 11, 2001
Institute of Medicine Reports
Katrina and Disaster Response
Emergency Medical Direction in the Federal Government
Federal Interagency Committee on EMS/National EMS Advisory Council
Ambulance Fee Schedule
EMS Caucus
Provider Levels and Training
Other Developments
Human Resources
Historical Background
Prehospital Providers
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Paramedic
Specialized Prehospital Providers
Flight Paramedics and Nurses
Critical Care Transport Specialists
Wilderness EMT
Specialized Response Providers
Hospital-Based Providers
Nurses
Physicians
Allied Health Professionals
Other Providers and System Personnel
Telecommunicators
Emergency Medical Dispatcher
Firefighters
Police Officers
EMS Managers
EMS Educators
Sources of Providers
Volunteer Providers
Career Providers
Educational Systems
Introduction
Controversies in EMS Education
National Standard Curriculum
EMS Education Agenda for the Future
National EMS Core Content
National EMS Scope of Practice Model
National EMS Education Standards
National EMS Education Program Accreditation
National EMS Certification
The National Registry of EMTs
CoAEMSP
Settings for EMS Education
Hospitals
Fire Departments
Technical Centers
Community Colleges
Colleges and Universities
Military
Provider Courses
Specialized Courses
Continuing Education and Refresher Training
Technology in Education
Asynchronous Learning
Transportation
The Transportation Attribute
Service Providers
Fire Service
Commercial Service
Third Service
Public Safety Agency
Police or Sheriff-Based Service
Hospital-Based Service
First Responder
Public Utility Model
Integrated System
Delivery Systems
Fixed-Post Staffing
Event-Driven Staffing
ALS Intercept
Interfacility Transport
Staffing Configuration
BLS Staffing
ALS Staffing
Mobile Health Care
EMS Vehicles
Type I
Type II
Type III
Medium Duty
Air Medical Transport
Alternate Transport Modes
Ambulance Equipment
Basic Level Provider Essential Equipment
Advanced Level Provider Essential Equipment
Medical Oversight
Historical Background
Models of Medical Oversight
Indirect Medical Oversight
System Design
Protocols
Education
Quality Systems
Direct Medical Oversight
Regulation and Legislation
Public Access and Communications
Public Access
9-1-1
9-1-1 Operation
Public Safety Answering Point
Call Processing
Call Taking
Dispatch Center
Dispatch Life Support
Emergency Medical Dispatch
Priority Dispatching
Prearrival Instructions
Nonemergency Access Numbers
Pathway Management
Public Education
Communications
Role of Communications
Occurrence
Detection
Notification
Dispatch
Prearrival Instructions
Response
Scene Communications
Medical Communications
Transport
Hospital Arrival
Return to Service
Systems Communications Technology
Systems Communications
Medical Communications
Telemedicine
Clinical Care and Hospital Emergency Medicine
Clinical Care
History of Emergency Medicine
Scope of Emergency Medicine
The Emergency Department
Level I
Level II
Level III
Level IV
Overcrowded Emergency Departments
Approaches to Relieving ED Overcrowding
Freestanding EDs
Categorization and Designation
Trauma Care
Trauma Care System
The Trauma Center
Specialty Referral Centers
Trauma Registry
EMTALA Legislation
Critical Care Transport
Expanded Scope of Practice and Services
System Finances
System Finance
System Organization
Nongovernmental Organizations
Government Services
Volunteer Companies
Sources of Funds
Nongovernmental Organizations
Government Services
Volunteer Organizations
Financing Other EMS Components
Accounting and Budgeting
Nongovernmental For-Profit Company
Government Services
Nonprofit and Volunteer Organizations
Issues for the Future
Legislation and Regulation
Overview of Legislation and Regulation
The Federal Legislative Role
Legislation
Funding
EMTALA
Federal Regulations
Congressional EMS Caucus
Federal Lead Agency
The State Role
Components of a State Lead Agency
State Legislation
Model State EMS Systems
Advocacy
Public Education and Injury Prevention
Introduction
Forms of Public Education
Benefits of Public Education
Public Education Process
Public Service Announcements
Public Education and Technology
Injury Prevention
The Injury Event
Injury Types
Falls
Drownings
Poisonings
Violence
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Bicycle Crashes
Injury Prevention Concepts
Interventions
Surveillance
EMS and Injury Prevention
Developing an Injury Prevention Program
Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Response
Disasters
What Is a Disaster?
Natural Disasters
Technological Disasters
Disaster Management
Mitigation
EMS Role
Hazards
Hazard Analysis
Preparedness
EMS Role
Response
EMS Role
Incident Command System
Recovery
EMS Role
Mass Events
Federal Role in Disasters
Presidential Declaration of a Disaster
Federal Role and EMS
Information Systems and Evaluation
Information Systems
Strategic Information Planning
Information System Integration
Information System Design Considerations
Data Formats
Data Collection Tools
Paper Forms
Stationary Computer Workstations
Field Computers
Mobile Data Terminals
Data Collection
Data Validation
Data Transfer, Secure Storage, and Analysis
Data Usage
Quality and Performance Evaluation
Quality, Cost, and Performance
Measuring Overall Performance
High-Performance EMS Systems
Leadership System
Strategic Quality Planning
Information and Analysis
Process Assurance and Improvement
Scope of Performance Improvement Efforts
Research
What Is Research?
Why Do Research?
Improve Patient Care
Improve the System
Understand the System
Reduce Hazards
Provide Legal Protection
Improve the Profession
Introduction to the Scientific Method
Statistics
Research Design
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Observational Studies
Interventional Study
Double-Blind, Randomized Control Study
Quasi-Experiment
The Research Study
Identify the Problem or Question
Review the Literature
Formulate a Hypothesis
Define Your Team
Design the Study
Controlling for Bias
Sample Size
Perform the Study
Analyze the Data
Use the Information
Share the Findings
Future Challenges
Using Research in EMS
Glossary
Index
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