Chapter 3 - Legal, Ethics, and Documentation
This assignment is worth 20 points
1. Which of the following government agencies is responsible for implementing and enforcing laws passed by the legislative branch of government?
2. Assessing the ABC’s, doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillation (AED), and bandaging wounds are duties that fall under an EMR’s_________
Standards of care
Scope of practice
3. Information that the EMR's receive from their patients that must be kept confidential is known as_______
Patient health information
Protected health information
Private health information
Personal health information
4. You arrive on the scene of an acident and begin assessing the patient. He is able to tell you his name, where he is, the day and time, and what happened. This patient has______
5. Your patient is unresponsive and has no pulse. You begin CPR. In this case, you are working under which type of consent?
6. Your patient is complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath, but does not want to be treated or transported to the hospital as you've recommended. While waiting for ALS to arrive and document the refusal of care, you should________
Make multiple attempts to convince him to accept care and transport
Ask to speak with his friend and make sure that the friend understands the severity of the situation
Assume implied consent and begin preparing him for transport
Administer 100% oxygen via non-rebreather mask
7. Your elderly patient is not breathing and has no pulse. Her husband informs you that she has an advanced directive and gives you the paperwork. The advanced directive states that the patient does not want resuscitation. You should_____
Ask the husband to provide documentation that he is authorized to execute medical decisions for his wife
Begin CPR while your partner calls the paramedic team to come and make a final decision
Make sure the form lists her name and that he can provide documentation showing she is the person named
Discuss the importance of starting CPR immediately and ask if he understands that she will die without it
8. POLST stands for ___________ Orders of Life-Sustaining Treatment
9. The unlawful touching of another person without consent is called?
10. In a negligence charge, one of the four elements that must be proven is that the actions or inactions of the EMS professional caused or contributed to the injury. This is known as the _______ cause.
11. In a lawsuit, the person who files a formal complaint with the court is known as the ________
12. At the hospital, a paramedic transfers care of thier patient to a volunteer greeter who is covering the ER admitting desk for a few minutes while the admitting nurse has stepped away. In this case, they could be charged with_______
13. An unresponsive patient has lost a pulse and your partner states that his driver's license identifies the patient as an organ donor. You should_____
Treat the patient like any other patient and begin CPR immediately
Notify the hospital that you have an organ donor ready for procurement
Wait for the paramedics to determine the appropriate treatment
Start CPR, but do not take any other resuscitation steps if that fails
14. As you are double-checking your patient care report, you realize that you documented an incorrect blood pressure. You should_____
Rewrite that page of the report, and throw away the incorrect page
Draw a single horizontal line through it, write the correct reading and initial it
Use White-Out to remove the incorrect number, write in the correct one and initial it
Submit it as is, knowing that the EMS crew/hospital will take another blood pressure reading when they/the patient arrives
15. First Responders are mandated reporters, which means that they are required to report which of the following to the appropriate authorities?
All of the above
16. Your elderly female patient has a burn on her forearm from a kitchen accident, she shows signs of disorientation and confusion. She wants you to apply a bandage and leave and is refusing transport. You should_____
Carefully document the patient's refusal of transportation and do as she has requested
Do as the patient has requested since she is a legal adult and can make her own care decisions
Ask her caregiving daughter who is present to make the transport decision and sign the form
Call for paramedics and wait until they take over care to determine the next steps
17. Which of the following is a role of the Emergency Medical Responder?
Contact medical direction for advice on every call that you run
Deliver emergency medical care within your scope of practice
Deviate from protocols when needed for the best interest of the patient
Provide the same level of care as a Paramedic
18. Injuring a person's character, name, or reputation by false and malicious spoken words is called ______
19. Your patient has fallen 15 feet from a ladder and is complaining of neck pain. You explain to him that you are going to put a cervical collar on him and put him on a backboard to protect his spine, he agrees to this treatment. What type of consent did you use to provide this care?
20. You are called for an emergency at an amusement park. A 13 year-old has been crushed between two cars on a ride. He is having trouble breathing. In this situation
You should begin care before contacting the parents, but you must have consent from the parents before transport
Contact his parents before you provide any care except basic first aid
There is no need to contact the parents at all because this is an emergency
Care for the child and have him transported by an ambulance while someone tries to contact his parents
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