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!

Ems And The Law

Author: Jacob Hafter
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763720681
Size: 78.38 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.

Legal Considerations For Fire And Emergency Services 3rd Edition

Author: J. Curtis Varone
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593703473
Size: 38.85 MB
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The third edition of Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services is a reader-friendly guide to the challenging legal issues that firefighters and emergency service personnel encounter. Written by J. Curtis Varone, a practicing attorney as well as an experienced firefighter, this book explores such key topics as fire department liability, search and seizure, sovereign immunity, overtime laws, collective bargaining, OSHA compliance, workers’ compensation, physical abilities testing, medical examinations, drug testing, discrimination, and sexual harassment. It is a perfect textbook for any course on fire service law as well as an indispensable desk reference for day-to-day fire department administration. Features of the new 3rd Edition: • Updated cases on several topics including residency requirements, employment discrimination, and more • Expanded treatment of hot topics such as digital imagery, social media, and electronic surveillance • Meets the latest requirements for FESHE’s Legal Aspects of the Fire Service curriculum • Many new photos and graphics to help connect cases to day-to-day issues in the fire service • Coverage of recent changes to search and seizure law, use of digital photos and social media by emergency personnel, and fire department liability

Fire Law

Author: Thomas D. Schneid
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
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In clear, straightforward language, Fire Law gives readers invaluable legal information and insight into the laws governing fire services, liability for firefighters and fire departments, as well as potential legal problems arising from alleged hiring discrimination and wrongful discharge.

Crisis Standards Of Care

Author: Committee on Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309253462
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Catastrophic disasters occurring in 2011 in the United States and worldwide--from the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, to the earthquake in New Zealand--have demonstrated that even prepared communities can be overwhelmed. In 2009, at the height of the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a committee of experts to develop national guidance for use by state and local public health officials and health-sector agencies and institutions in establishing and implementing standards of care that should apply in disaster situations-both naturally occurring and man-made-under conditions of scarce resources. Building on the work of phase one (which is described in IOM's 2009 letter report, Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations), the committee developed detailed templates enumerating the functions and tasks of the key stakeholder groups involved in crisis standards of care (CSC) planning, implementation, and public engagement-state and local governments, emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals and acute care facilities, and out-of-hospital and alternate care systems. Crisis Standards of Care provides a framework for a systems approach to the development and implementation of CSC plans, and addresses the legal issues and the ethical, palliative care, and mental health issues that agencies and organizations at each level of a disaster response should address. Please note: this report is not intended to be a detailed guide to emergency preparedness or disaster response. What is described in this report is an extrapolation of existing incident management practices and principles. Crisis Standards of Care is a seven-volume set: Volume 1 provides an overview; Volume 2 pertains to state and local governments; Volume 3 pertains to emergency medical services; Volume 4 pertains to hospitals and acute care facilities; Volume 5 pertains to out-of-hospital care and alternate care systems; Volume 6 contains a public engagement toolkit; and Volume 7 contains appendixes with additional resources.

Street Law

Author: Stephen A. Frew
Publisher: Reston Pub Co
ISBN:
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Applied Paramedic Law And Ethics

Author: Ruth Townsend
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729581349
Size: 43.94 MB
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A fundamental local law text for undergraduate paramedics in Australia and New Zealand. Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand is the first of its kind to bring together legal and ethical concepts specifically for the Australian and New Zealand paramedic profession. An indispensable guide for student paramedics, Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand promotes the understanding of ethical principles and legal regulations through realistic scenarios and extensive case studies, which are available both in the book and on Elsevier’s Evolve platform. The book includes Australian state-specific legislation and local case law, and there is a chapter devoted specifically to the New Zealand paramedic service. This excellent law textbook focuses on the essential concepts and skills local paramedics need to respond to life-threatening emergencies in often-unfamiliar environments. For paramedics to determine the best course of action in any situation they need an intimate understanding of the profession’s code of conduct and current legal regulations. In its attention to key areas such as consent, negligence, child protection, mental health and record-keeping Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand proves a fundamental resource for the undergraduate paramedic course in Australia and New Zealand. The textbook’s 13 comprehensive chapters are written in a clear, engaging style ideal for undergraduate paramedic students as well as ambulance service volunteers and practicing paramedics. Over 60 paramedic-specific scenarios Relevant case law discussed Suitable for the undergraduate course in Paramedic Law and Ethics Provides a clear ethical decision-making model for paramedics Key supporting features available on the Evolve platform: Multiple choice, short answer and essay questions Case studies Image collection Additional instructor resources including PowerPoints and further case studies

Guidance For Establishing Crisis Standards Of Care For Use In Disaster Situations

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309145480
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The influenza pandemic caused by the 2009 H1N1 virus underscores the immediate and critical need to prepare for a public health emergency in which thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of people suddenly seek and require medical care in communities across the United States. Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations draws from a broad spectrum of expertise--including state and local public health, emergency medicine and response, primary care, nursing, palliative care, ethics, the law, behavioral health, and risk communication--to offer guidance toward establishing standards of care that should apply to disaster situations, both naturally occurring and man-made, under conditions in which resources are scarce. This book explores two case studies that illustrate the application of the guidance and principles laid out in the report. One scenario focuses on a gradual-onset pandemic flu. The other scenario focuses on an earthquake and the particular issues that would arise during a no-notice event. Outlining current concepts and offering guidance, this book will prove an asset to state and local public health officials, health care facilities, and professionals in the development of systematic and comprehensive policies and protocols for standards of care in disasters when resources are scarce. In addition, the extensive operations section of the book provides guidance to clinicians, health care institutions, and state and local public health officials for how crisis standards of care should be implemented in a disaster situation.