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What is Emergency Medical Service (EMS)?
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What is a EMS?emergency medical services, multiple systems who represent the efforts of several professionals and agencies to provide prehospital care to the sick and injured.What is an EMT?Emergency Medical Technician. An individual who has training in basic life support, including automated external defibrillation, use of a definitive airway adjunct, and assisting with certain medication.What is HIPAA?federal law passed in 1996 protecting privacy of health insurance information. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.What is an IV?Intravenous Therapy. The delivery of medication directly into a vein.What is Licensure?The process whereby a competent authority usually the state, allows people to perform a regulated act.What agency is the federal source for the EMT education standards?National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)What is the primary job of the EMT?Provide appopriate medical care