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Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services

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ISBN13: 9780721670140
ISBN: 0721670148
Published: July 2000
Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Format: Paperback
Price: £15.99

This concise, easy-to-use resource examines all of the current legal issues that concern emergency medical services. The authors are experienced emergency medical technicians as well as emergency medical service instructors and practising attorneys. This blend of expertise equips them to offer authoritative discussions and advice on the legal concerns faced by EMTs. Features: * Evaluates a full range of important subjects, including malpractice, risk management, vehicle operation, confidentiality, patient record keeping, sexual harassment, and adherence to Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines. * Discusses newer concerns in the field, such as advanced directives, ""Do Not Resuscitate"" orders, sexual discrimination, and infectious disease information disclosure. * Explains complex legal concepts in plain, everyday language. * Uses an abundance of detailed scenarios and specific examples to illustrate each legal concept. * Offers a compact layout that permits easy storage within a reader's office or vehicle.

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Introduction to the legal system; malpractice; EMS and the art of litigation (defending malpractice); medical treatment - consent and refusal; employment issues in EMS; occupational safety and health administration - developing a health safety programme; dealing with emotionally disturbed patients; other legal issues or considerations; EMS and law enforcement; patient confidentiality in EMS; legal issues in vehicle operations and equipment; advanced directives; risk management in EMS - putting it all together.