Guide For Preparing Medical Directors

Module II

The EMS System

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Module I: EMS Overview

Module II: The EMS System

Module III: Medical Oversight

Module IV: Personnel and Education

Module V: EMS System Responsibilities

Module VI: Quality Improvement

Module VII: Medical Director's Role in All Hazards Events

Module VIII: State, Regional, and Local Issues

Assessment: Final Evaluation

Table of Contents:
  1. Introduction - Scenario - I
  2. Scenario - II
  3. Scenario - III
  4. Scenario - IV
  5. Objectives
  6. Key Definitions/Concepts
  7. Introduction to EMS System Components
  8. EMS System Components / I. Regulation and Policy
  9. EMS System Components / II. Resource Management
  10. EMS System Components / III. Human Resource Training
  11. EMS System Components / IV. Transportation
  12. EMS System Components / V. Facilities
  13. EMS System Components / VI. Communications
  14. EMS System Components / VII. Public Information and Education
  15. EMS System Components / VIII. Medical Direction
  16. EMS System Components / IX. Trauma Systems
  17. EMS System Components / X. Evaluation
  18. EMS System Components / XI. Finance
  19. EMS System Components / XII. Audit and Quality Assurance
  20. EMS System Components / XIII. Mutual Aid
  21. EMS System Components / XIV. Disaster Planning
  22. Self Test: EMS System Components
  23. Putting it Together
  24. Organizational Design Overview
  25. Organizational Design: Design Structure
  26. Organizational Design: Staffing and Response Configurations
  27. Self Test: Organizational Design
  28. Time-Sensitive Patient Issues
  29. Time-Sensitive Patient Issues / Response Time Factors
  30. Time-Sensitive Patient Issues / EMS Response Intervals (Flash)
  31. Time-Sensitive Patient Issues / EMS Response Intervals (Details)
  32. Time-Sensitive Patient Issues / Evaluation of the EMS Response Intervals
  33. Time-Sensitive Patient Issues / Case study
  34. Self Test: EMS Response Times
  35. Communication and Dispatch
  36. Communication and Dispatch / Community Access
  37. Communication and Dispatch / EMS Dispatch Activities
  38. Communication and Dispatch / Components of EMS Communication Systems
  39. Communication and Dispatch / Direct Medical Oversight Communication
  40. Self Test: Communication and Dispatch
  41. Regionalization of Care
  42. Characteristics of Rural and Urban EMS systems
  43. Integration with Community Health and Public Safety
  44. Interface with Managed Care
  45. Self Test: Managed Care
  46. Air Medical Considerations
  47. EMS Funding
  48. EMS Funding: Medical oversight funding