Legal Aspects Of Emergency Medical Services

Author: Bruce M. Cohn
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN:
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Introducing a valuable resource that explains the legal risks of delivering emergency medical care and the legal issues as they relate to specific situations. Coverage includes advanced directives, do not resuscitate orders, medical record confidentiality, malpractice, infectious disease information disclosure, risk management, and sexual discrimination and harassment. Contains information relevant to everyday practice in a convenient, easy-to-use size!

Emergency Response And Emergency Management Law

Author: William C. Nicholson
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398088330
Size: 59.44 MB
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This second edition is a major revision and update of Emergency Response and Emergency Management Law. As the first text to be published on emergency response and emergency management law this book provides an understanding of the legal challenges faced on a daily basis by the front-line troops in emergent situations. The emergency response law section begins with the duty to respond and proceeds through the wide range of legal issues that arise during response. Training accidents, vehicle issues, dispatch, emergency medical services issues, and “Good Samaritan” acts are covered. Additional topics include the standard operating procedures, mutual aid, the incident management system, hazardous materials incidents, OSHA, using volunteer resources, recovery by responders, the rescue doctrine, and the World Trade Center site litigation. The emergency management law section examines the powers of governors, state and local responsibilities, federal emergency management, difficulties in mitigating legal exposure, legal steps for mitigation, potential negligence liability, legal requirements and interpreting/translating assistance, preparedness cases, recovery cases, and the role of the local government attorney before, during, and in the aftermath of a disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Stafford Act and the National Response Framework (NRF) are discussed in great detail. The third section discusses the ethical imperative, homeland security expenditures, policy and legal changes, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the war veterans. At the end of each chapter, questions and problems refer back to the text. These resources highlight the principal issues and serve as a valuable teaching tool for the instructor. This text provides a firm base of legal knowledge for emergency responders, emergency management professionals, and their attorneys.

Legal Aspects Of Emergency Services

Author: West
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284068277
Size: 79.79 MB
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Legal Aspects of Emergency Services introduces members of fire and emergency medical services to the legal system in the United States, showing them how various types of laws affect their work in emergency services. After studying Legal Aspects of Emergency Services, students will be able to identify situations in their work environment—whether at incident scenes or at the station—that reflect federal, state, and local laws, or may require the assistance of an attorney. The knowledge gained through this text can influence emergency responders’ words and actions in legally sensitive situations. Legal Aspects of Emergency Services meets and exceeds the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Program Legal Aspects of Emergency Services course outcomes. Chapters progress from a general foundation in the U.S. legal system, to general types of laws, and then to the more specific types of laws affecting emergency services, covering the legal aspects of topics such as: Patient privacy Emergency medical care Public information transparency Technology use Civil rights Employment benefits Employee safety Employer-employee relations Community rights Legal Aspects of Emergency Services also includes: Decisions from influential court cases Fictional case studies Clarifications of tricky legal concepts State laws involving emergency services Legal Aspects of Emergency Services is designed to provide responders with some basic legal knowledge so that, when faced with a legal quandary, they may remember the core principles discussed throughout this book and recognize the need to seek qualified legal advice. The law affects everything responders do in their daily activity, especially when functioning as an agent of a fire or EMS department. Fire fighters are calculated risk takers. They risk a lot to save a lot, and conversely risk nothing to save nothing, and they often find themselves operating within the gray area of those two extremes. Having an understanding of the law as it applies in different situations allows the prudent fire fighter, EMT, supervisor, manager or officer to manage legal exposure. There are times when it may be necessary to assume greater legal risk because it is the right thing to do. There are other times when a legal risk is not worth any potential benefit. As a result, it is important for those in fire and EMS disciplines to have a passing knowledge of the law and how it affects them in their profession.

Obstetric Triage And Emergency Care Protocols Second Edition

Author: Diane J. Angelini, EdD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826133932
Size: 15.40 MB
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First Edition Named a 2013 Doody’s Core Title! First Edition Second Place AJN Book-of-the-Year Award Winner in Maternal and Child Health! With more women than ever seeking obstetric triage and emergency services in obstetric triage units, obstetric providers need to be aware of triage assessment and evaluation protocols. This prize-winning pocket guide, containing management guidelines for obstetric triage/emergency settings, delivers critical information on obstetrics, midwifery, emergency, and family care for both students and seasoned clinicians. As with the first edition, all of the newly revised chapters take a strong collaborative and interprofessional approach to clinical conditions in the obstetric triage setting. With specific clinical protocols for more than 30 clinical situations, this fully updated second edition includes two completely new chapters on sepsis in pregnancy and triage acuity tools, along with updated guidelines for hypertension, sepsis, and postpartum complications. Each protocol comprises presenting symptomatology, patient history and data collection, physical exam findings, laboratory and imaging studies, differential diagnosis, and clinical management protocol/follow up. Plentiful figures and images, reference tables and standardized forms for reference and usage, algorithms, and clinical pathways illustrate chapter content. Esteemed contributors include midwives, nurse practitioners, obstetricians, gynecologists, and maternal fetal medicine faculty who evaluate nearly 30,000 OB visits per year. New to the Second Edition: New chapters on sepsis in pregnancy and triage acuity tools Key updates on ectopic pregnancy, nausea and hyperemesis in pregnancy, severe preeclampsia, sexually transmitted and other infections, substance abuse, and psychiatric disorders in pregnancy Expanded information on periviable obstetric management Information on Zika and Ebola Clinical callouts in each chapter highlighting key points Enhanced narrative protocols Key Features: Provides interprofessional triage protocol guidance for ED and OB triage settings Delivers protocols and guidelines for over 30 emergent care situations Includes plentiful diagnostic and imaging guidelines with accompanying figures Formatted consistently for quick access Offers algorithms, protocols, diagnostic imaging, and best evidence for each condition

Ems And The Law

Author: Jacob Hafter
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763720681
Size: 70.48 MB
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EMS and the Law is a primer about the American legal system as is applies to EMS providers, offering a basic overview of laws and rights with a detailed description of how they effect EMS. Topics covered in the text include duty to partners and patients, ethical responsibilities, patient and provider rights, negligence, processes and procedures, and what to do if you are named in a lawsuit.As an EMS provider, you know that your education does not stop when you finish your initial training. The things you learn in the field and in continuing education classes give you the extra skills and knowledge to make you the best provider you can be. The EMS Continuing Education Series was created to help you take that extra step toward not just being a great provider, but an outstanding one. ACLS for EMT-Basics, Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Providers, Managing Stress in Emergency Medical Services, Sick Not Sick: A Guide to Rapid Patient Assessment, Spanish for EMS, and When Violence Erupts are also part of this series.

Street Law

Author: Stephen A. Frew
Publisher: Reston Pub Co
ISBN:
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Emergency Medical Services

Author: David Cone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118990803
Size: 57.99 MB
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Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight is the official textbook of the National Association of EMS Physicians™ (NAEMSP™) National EMS Medical Directors Course and Practicum™. Now paired with a companion website featuring self-assessment exercises, audio and video clips of EMS best practices in action, and more, this essential study aid guides students through the core knowledge they need to successfully complete their training and begin their careers as EMS physicians. Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight consists of: Volume 1: Clinical Aspects of EMS Volume 2: Medical Oversight of EMS Companion website featuring supportive self-assessment exercises, audio and video clips