MEDICAL / LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES

MEDICAL / LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES

Medical / Legal & Ethical Issues are a vital element of the EMTís daily life. Should an EMT stop and treat an automobile crash victim when off duty? Should patient information be released to an attorney on the telephone? Can a child with a broken arm be treated even though his parents are not at home? These and many other Medical / Legal & Ethical questions face the EMT every day.

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

ADVANCED DIRECTIVES & LIVING WILLS

CONSENT

CONSENT

CONSENT

CONSENT

ASSAULT / BATTERY

REFUSALS

REFUSALS

REFUSALS

REFUSALS

ABANDONMENT

NEGLIGENCE

NEGLIGENCE

DUTY TO ACT

DUTY TO ACT

CONFIDENTIALITY

CONFIDENTIALITY

CONFIDENTIALITY

CONFIDENTIALITY

CRIME SCENE

SPECIAL REPORTING

ORGAN DONATION

ORGAN DONATION

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