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21 terms
laws/legal issues in Medical industry
malfeasance
misfeasance
nonfeasance
expressed contract
conduct that is illegal or contrary to an officials obligation
lawful act that is improperly or unlawfully executed
failure to perform an act, official duty, or legal requirement
written or verbal and specifically describes what each party…
malfeasance
conduct that is illegal or contrary to an officials obligation
misfeasance
lawful act that is improperly or unlawfully executed
28 terms
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues: Employment Law and the Paramedic
What is the "ADA"?
What is the purpose of the ADA?
When does a company have to follow by…
What can an employer not do before off…
"Americans with Disabilities Act"
Protects qualified persons with disabilities from being discr…
When the employer has a minimum of 15 employees.
Inquire about an applicant's disability or require a medical…
What is the "ADA"?
"Americans with Disabilities Act"
What is the purpose of the ADA?
Protects qualified persons with disabilities from being discr…
20 terms
cmc-Medical Legal Issues
medicine is
medicare can involve significant legal…
5 Fundamentals of Medical ethnics
Legal Rules
practiced within an expanding and evolving system of legal ri…
advance directive. capacity of patients to make health decisi…
1. veracity is telling the true... 2. patient autonomy is patien…
Basic principles of health law apply to Conventional or CAM
medicine is
practiced within an expanding and evolving system of legal ri…
medicare can involve significant legal…
advance directive. capacity of patients to make health decisi…
20 terms
Legal Medical Issues
patients who have clinical and legal c…
patients who incapable of clinical and…
living will... ***must be signed and wit…
patients' wishes are
have the rights to make health care decisions, including refu…
are incapable or can not make health care decisions
*expressive preference for end of life care... **can not compel…
not limitless; they can't make request that medically inappro…
patients who have clinical and legal c…
have the rights to make health care decisions, including refu…
patients who incapable of clinical and…
are incapable or can not make health care decisions
26 terms
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
abandonment
advance directive
assault
battery
leaving a patient after care has been initiated and before th…
a DNR order; instructions written in advance of an event
placing a person in fear of bodily harm
causing bodily harm to or restraining a person
abandonment
leaving a patient after care has been initiated and before th…
advance directive
a DNR order; instructions written in advance of an event
61 terms
Medical, Legal, Ethical Issues
Scope of practice
Scope of practice
Scope of practice
Standard imposed by local custom
Defined by state law
Outlines care you can provide
Further defined in protocols and standing orders
Often based on locally accepted protocols
Scope of practice
Defined by state law
Scope of practice
Outlines care you can provide
56 terms
medical legal issues
civil law
tort law
intentional torts
assault tort
law that governs relationships between people... private law... non…
governs rights between individuals... intentional or unintention…
malicious acts
threatening to touch in injurous manner or commit bodily harm
civil law
law that governs relationships between people... private law... non…
tort law
governs rights between individuals... intentional or unintention…
24 terms
Medical-Legal Issues - Vocabulary
abandonment
assault
battery
beach of duty to act
The termination of an established patient-care provider relat…
The act of putting someone in reasonable apprehension of immi…
Harmful or offensive touching of another without consent.
A case in which a health care provider does not conform to th…
abandonment
The termination of an established patient-care provider relat…
assault
The act of putting someone in reasonable apprehension of immi…
35 terms
Medical Legal and Ethical Issues
good faith, appropriate standard of care
consent
patient autonomy
expressed conesent
A health care provider usually avoids legal exposure if he or…
A person must give _ for treatment
The right of the patient to make decisions about his or her h…
The patient acknowledges he or she wants you to provide care…
good faith, appropriate standard of care
A health care provider usually avoids legal exposure if he or…
consent
A person must give _ for treatment
41 terms
Medical, Legal, Ethical Issues
Your partner violated the Scope of Pra…
State EMergency Medical Technicians Sc…
Failing to give the patient oxygen
The EMT understands the standard of ca…
A diabetic patient has a blood sugar of 545 mg/dl and require…
You moved to another state and wish to work as an EMT, in you…
Which of the following best illustrates failure to meet the s…
The Standard of care is a measure of whether the right assess…
Your partner violated the Scope of Pra…
A diabetic patient has a blood sugar of 545 mg/dl and require…
State EMergency Medical Technicians Sc…
You moved to another state and wish to work as an EMT, in you…
40 terms
Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues
abandonment
advance directive
Assault
Battery
leaving a patient after care has been initiated and before th…
a DNR order; instructions written in advance of an event
placing a person in fear of bodily harm
causing bodily harm to or restraining a person
abandonment
leaving a patient after care has been initiated and before th…
advance directive
a DNR order; instructions written in advance of an event
30 terms
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Assault
Abandonment
Advance directive
Battery
Unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm.
Unilateral termination of care
Written documentation that specifies treatment
Touching without consent
Assault
Unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm.
Abandonment
Unilateral termination of care
Medical and Legal Issues
Consent
Informed Consent
Implied Consent
Advanced Directive
permission to treat.
meaning the person understands the risks and benefits of trea…
Type of consent in which a patient who is unable to give cons…
specific legal papers that direct relatives about what kind o…
Consent
permission to treat.
Informed Consent
meaning the person understands the risks and benefits of trea…
27 terms
Legal Issues: Criminal Law
Types of law
What do laws do?
Levels of crime.
Inchoate Offense
Criminal Law(substantive law, procedural law), Civil Law, Adm…
Maintain order in society,regulate human interaction enforce…
Felonies(serious crimes), misdemeanors(relatively minor crime…
Special category of crimes that are incomplete or partial, of…
Types of law
Criminal Law(substantive law, procedural law), Civil Law, Adm…
What do laws do?
Maintain order in society,regulate human interaction enforce…
28 terms
Medical/legal & Ethical Issues
Standard of Care
Ethics
Duty to Act
Consent
the minimum accepted levels of emergency care to be provided;…
morals/standard governing actions; not always required by the…
Obligation to provide care, outlined by local law, identifies…
must be obtained from every conscious, mentally competent adu…
Standard of Care
the minimum accepted levels of emergency care to be provided;…
Ethics
morals/standard governing actions; not always required by the…
22 terms
Medical Legal Issues
Medical practices act
License
What does a certification consist of
Scope of practice
Defines who can practice medicine and sets a licensure requir…
A permission to perform an act, this is different from a cert…
Training, evaluation, and predetermined standards
Rules, regulations, and duties that define the role of a prac…
Medical practices act
Defines who can practice medicine and sets a licensure requir…
License
A permission to perform an act, this is different from a cert…
57 terms
Medical, Legal & Ethical Issues
abandonment
advance directive
applied ethics
assault
Unilateral termination of care by the EMT without the patient…
Written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
The manner in which principles of ethics are incorporated int…
Unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm.
abandonment
Unilateral termination of care by the EMT without the patient…
advance directive
Written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
22 terms
Medical/Legal & Ethical Issues
Scope of Practice
Standard of Care
Consent
Expressed Consent
Set of regulations & ethical considerations (defines the scop…
Care that would be expected to be provided by an EMT with sim…
Permission from the patient
Consent given by adults who are of legal age and mentally com…
Scope of Practice
Set of regulations & ethical considerations (defines the scop…
Standard of Care
Care that would be expected to be provided by an EMT with sim…
16 terms
Legal Issues & Medical Ethics
Tort
Informed Consent
Malpractice
Negligence
Torts occur when a person is harmed or injured because a heal…
permission granted voluntarily by... a person who is of sound mi…
• "Bad Practice"... • Providing improper or unprofessional treat…
• Failure to give care that is normally expected of a person…
Tort
Torts occur when a person is harmed or injured because a heal…
Informed Consent
permission granted voluntarily by... a person who is of sound mi…
10 terms
Legal issues/ Medical Ethics
Ethics
Malpractice
Negligence
Assault and Battery
A set of principles relating to what is morally right or wrong
Bad practice
Failure to give care that is normally expected
Unlawfully touching f another person without consent
Ethics
A set of principles relating to what is morally right or wrong
Malpractice
Bad practice
30 terms
Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues
Abandmonment
Advanced directive
Applied ethics
Assault
Ending the care of an injured or ill percent without obtainin…
A written instructions signed by the patient and a physician…
The use of ethics in the scission making applying ethical val…
A crime that occurs when a person tries to physically harm an…
Abandmonment
Ending the care of an injured or ill percent without obtainin…
Advanced directive
A written instructions signed by the patient and a physician…
20 terms
Medical & Legal Issues
Consent
Expressed Consent
Informed Consent
Implied Consent
Permission from the pt for care or treatment
Consent given by a person who is of legal age and competent .
Person understands the risks & benefits of treatment & refusa…
Assuming that an unconscious person or parent/guardian would…
Consent
Permission from the pt for care or treatment
Expressed Consent
Consent given by a person who is of legal age and competent .
31 terms
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
scope of practice
The skills and medical interventions t…
primary ethical consideration...
standard of care
a set of regulations and ethical considerations that define t…
legislation, which varies from state to state.
making patient care and well-being a priority, even if it req…
for an EMT providing care fora specific patient in a specific…
scope of practice
a set of regulations and ethical considerations that define t…
The skills and medical interventions t…
legislation, which varies from state to state.
43 terms
Medical,legal, and ethical issues
Scope of practice
Standard of care
Consent
Expressed consent
Procedures actions and processes that a healthcare practition…
EMT providing care for a specific situation, the car that wil…
Permission from the patient.
Consent given by an adult who are legal age and mentally comp…
Scope of practice
Procedures actions and processes that a healthcare practition…
Standard of care
EMT providing care for a specific situation, the car that wil…
27 terms
5. Medical/Legal issues
Dual Duties of Pharmacists
Legal principle of balance
Drug poisoning deaths
KY and drug abuse deaths
Duty to paitent... Because of opioid problem, duty to society
Optimizing pain management while minimizing harm
Now exceed deaths from car accidents... Deaths are likely undere…
One of the highest recipients of opioids per capita
Dual Duties of Pharmacists
Duty to paitent... Because of opioid problem, duty to society
Legal principle of balance
Optimizing pain management while minimizing harm
34 terms
Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues
abandonment
advance directive
assault
battery
leaving a patient after care has been initiated and before th…
a DNR order; instructions written in advance of an event
placing a person in fear of bodily harm
causing bodily harm or restraining a person
abandonment
leaving a patient after care has been initiated and before th…
advance directive
a DNR order; instructions written in advance of an event
19 terms
Medical Legal Issues
given by a person of legal age and goo…
person knows risk/benefit
assumes that an unconscious person or…
consent given by a parent/guardian to…
expressed consent
informed consent
implied consent
minors consent
given by a person of legal age and goo…
expressed consent
person knows risk/benefit
informed consent
35 terms
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
scope of practice
standard of care
sources for standard of care
duty to act
the actions and care EMTs are legally allowed to perform by t…
care that is expected to be provided by an EMT with similar t…
recognized EMT texts... care that is expected by other EMTs in c…
legal obligation to provide service, whether you think the pa…
scope of practice
the actions and care EMTs are legally allowed to perform by t…
standard of care
care that is expected to be provided by an EMT with similar t…
23 terms
Medical and Legal Issues
Morals
Ethics
Categories of Law
Laws affecting EMS and the Paramedic
what society deems is acceptable with criminal offenses
What a profession deems is acceptable conduct and behavior, r…
Criminal- federal court dealing with criminal offenses... Civil-…
Scope of practice- Range of duties and skills paramedics are…
Morals
what society deems is acceptable with criminal offenses
Ethics
What a profession deems is acceptable conduct and behavior, r…
35 terms
Medical ethical legal issues
Abandoment
Advance directive
Assault
Battery
Termination of care without pts consent or transferring
Doc. That specifies medical tx for a competent pt if they are…
Placing a pt in fear or harm
Touching a pt without consent
Abandoment
Termination of care without pts consent or transferring
Advance directive
Doc. That specifies medical tx for a competent pt if they are…
20 terms
Medical Legal Issues
litigation
good samaritan law
standard of care
tort law
the act or process of carrying a lawsuit
the law designed to protect persons who assist at the scene o…
healthcare workers mandated by law to report to the authorities
a branch of civil law concerning civil wrongs between two par…
litigation
the act or process of carrying a lawsuit
good samaritan law
the law designed to protect persons who assist at the scene o…
41 terms
Medical Legal Issues
civil law
tort law
intentional
assault
private law, relationships, not criminal
rights between individuals, non-criminal, malicious or neglig…
malicious
verbal threat
civil law
private law, relationships, not criminal
tort law
rights between individuals, non-criminal, malicious or neglig…
21 terms
Medical legal issues
Civil law
Criminal law
Malpractice
Negligence
Focuses on legal reltionship between people and the protectio…
Focuses on wrongs against a person, property, or society jail
"Bad practice" or "professional negligence" ... Ex: surgeon ampu…
Failure to give care ... Ex: patient with chest pain dies in an…
Civil law
Focuses on legal reltionship between people and the protectio…
Criminal law
Focuses on wrongs against a person, property, or society jail
38 terms
Medical Legal & Ethical Issues
abandonment
advance directive
applied ethics
assault
unilateral termination of care by EMT without pt. consent and…
written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
manner in which principles of ethics are incorporated into pr…
unlawfully placing a pt in fear of bodily harm
abandonment
unilateral termination of care by EMT without pt. consent and…
advance directive
written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
10 terms
Medical and Legal Issues
Scope of Practice
Standard of Care
Informed Consent
Expressed Consent
The actions a provider is legally allowed to perform based on…
The degree of care a reasonable person with similar training…
Patient must be informed of your care plan and associated ris…
Can be given verbally or non-verbally. Often used to obtain c…
Scope of Practice
The actions a provider is legally allowed to perform based on…
Standard of Care
The degree of care a reasonable person with similar training…
51 terms
Medical Legal Ethical Issues
Abandonment
Advance directive... Health care directive
Applied ethics
Assualt
Unilateral termination of care by the emt without the patient…
Written doc that specifies Med treatment for a competent pati…
Manner in which principles of ethics are incorporated into pr…
Unlawfully placing patient in fear of bodily harm
Abandonment
Unilateral termination of care by the emt without the patient…
Advance directive... Health care directive
Written doc that specifies Med treatment for a competent pati…
15 terms
Medical, Legal & Ethical Issues
Scope of practice
Standard of care
Negligence (4)... -All must be present fo…
Abandonement
- What you can do as EMT by law... - cannot exceed your guidlines
- Standard imposed by EMS authority and state law... - how anoth…
1. Duty to act... 2. breech of duty... 3. Damages... 4. Proximate caus…
- Terminating care without patient consent... - Terminating care…
Scope of practice
- What you can do as EMT by law... - cannot exceed your guidlines
Standard of care
- Standard imposed by EMS authority and state law... - how anoth…
19 terms
Medical, Legal, & Ethical Issues
Ethics
Assault
Battery
Paramedics may also be sued for_______…
Is branch of philosophy that deals with study & understanding…
Is said to occur when a person instills the fear of immediate…
Occurs when the defendant touches another person without his…
Defamation
Ethics
Is branch of philosophy that deals with study & understanding…
Assault
Is said to occur when a person instills the fear of immediate…
27 terms
Medical, Legal & Ethnic Issues
Scope of practice
NHSTA
Standard of care
Duty to Act
Only allowed to do what you know.
National EMS Scope of Practice
Care expected to be provided by an EMT. ... -right care, adminis…
You are legally obligated (while on duty) to provide service.
Scope of practice
Only allowed to do what you know.
NHSTA
National EMS Scope of Practice
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
abandonment
advance directive
applied ethics
assault
unilateral termination of care by the EMT without the patient…
written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
the manner in which principles of ethics are incorporated int…
unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm
abandonment
unilateral termination of care by the EMT without the patient…
advance directive
written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
30 terms
Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues
Abandonment
Advance Directive
Applied Ethics
Assault
ending the care of an injured or ill person without obtaining…
a written instruction, signed by the patient and a physician,…
the use of ethics in decision making; applying ethical values
a crime that occurs when a person tries to physically harm an…
Abandonment
ending the care of an injured or ill person without obtaining…
Advance Directive
a written instruction, signed by the patient and a physician,…
22 terms
Legal Issues and Copyright Laws
Copyright
Fair use
Infringement
Pirating
Form of protection given by law to aurhord of literary, drama…
A limitation on the exclusive rights of copyright owners
A violation of a right or privilege, such as using copyrighte…
The common term for unauthorized duplication of software
Copyright
Form of protection given by law to aurhord of literary, drama…
Fair use
A limitation on the exclusive rights of copyright owners
19 terms
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Consent
types of consent
expressed consent
implied consent
permission to render care, "foundation of consent is decision…
informed consent - gold standard, must explain every procedur…
clear and voluntary indication of choice either oral or written
people who are unable to make an informed decision would want…
Consent
permission to render care, "foundation of consent is decision…
types of consent
informed consent - gold standard, must explain every procedur…
37 terms
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
abandonment
advance directive
applied ethics
assault
unilateral termination of care by the EMT without the patient…
written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
the manner in which principles of ethics are incorporated int…
unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm
abandonment
unilateral termination of care by the EMT without the patient…
advance directive
written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
16 terms
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
decision making capacity
patient autonomy
expressed consent
informed conset
the ability of a patient to understand the information you ar…
right of a patient to make decisions concerning his or her he…
type of consent given when the patient verbally or otherwise…
you explained the nature of the treatment being offered, alon…
decision making capacity
the ability of a patient to understand the information you ar…
patient autonomy
right of a patient to make decisions concerning his or her he…
20 terms
Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues
Scope of Practice
Standard of Care
Duty to Act
Good Samaritan Laws
Actions and care EMTs are legally allowed to perform
Providing care up to standards of what another EMT would do
Legal obligation to provide service
Protects the individual if they are volunteering and not rece…
Scope of Practice
Actions and care EMTs are legally allowed to perform
Standard of Care
Providing care up to standards of what another EMT would do
26 terms
Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues
scope of practice
standard of care
expressed consent
implied consent
a set of regulations and ethical considerations that define t…
care for a specific patient in a specific situation... care that…
consent given by adults who are of legal age and mentally com…
consent is presumed that a patient or their parent/guardian w…
scope of practice
a set of regulations and ethical considerations that define t…
standard of care
care for a specific patient in a specific situation... care that…
25 terms
Medical,Legal,and Ethical issues
Scope of practice
Protocols
Offline medical direction
Online medical direction
Rules, regulations, and laws that designate how you legally f…
Written guidelines/instructions describing assessment and care
Written physician orders directing care and assessment based…
...
Scope of practice
Rules, regulations, and laws that designate how you legally f…
Protocols
Written guidelines/instructions describing assessment and care
Medical, legal, and ethical issues
Abandonment
Consent
Advance directive
Assault
Unilateral termintation of care by the EMT without the patien…
Permission to render care
Written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
Unlawfully placing a patient in fear of bodily harm
Abandonment
Unilateral termintation of care by the EMT without the patien…
Consent
Permission to render care
56 terms
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Abandonment
Advance Directive
Applied Ethics
Assault
Unilateral termination of care by the EMT without the patient…
Written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
The manner in which principles of ethics are incorporated int…
Unlawfully placing a patients in fear of bodily harm.
Abandonment
Unilateral termination of care by the EMT without the patient…
Advance Directive
Written documentation that specifies medical treatment for a…
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