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EMS Quick Study Tips | A&P Terms & Structures

Training5General A&P Terms and Structures

These are key elements you will see on EMS exams throughout your EMS career. Understanding key concepts will have you succeeding on your exams. If you don’t understand part(s) of this, open your textbook or use the resources here at Turbo Medic to understand and master them.

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EMS Quick Study Tips | Medico Legal

Training5Medico Legal Aspects

These are key elements you will see on EMS exams throughout your EMS career. Understanding key concepts will have you succeeding on your exams. If you don’t understand part(s) of this, open your textbook or use the resources here at Turbo Medic to understand and master them. (more…)

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EMS Quick Study Tips | Well Being Of The EMT

Training5Physical Well Being

 

 

  • Good nutrition
  • Physical fitness and weight control
  • Sleep – 7-8 hours a day
  • Disease prevention: responsibility to serve as a role model
  1. Cardiovascular disease: exercise, don’t smoke, control high BP and cholesterol, monitor triglycerides, reduce stress
  2. Cancer: change or mutation in the nucleus of a cell. Watch for “CAUTION”
  3. Infectious disease: airborne/bloodbourne pathogens that include bacteria and virus. Washing hands is the most basic, effective way to prevent disease transmission.
  4. Immunizations: EMS workers should be immunized for tetanus, diphtheria, polio, hepatitis B, MMR, and influenza and also checked for TB exposure
  5. BSI: first rule is to treat EVERYTHING as though it is infectious. PPE = gloves, gowns, goggles, masks
  6. Exposure – to blood or bodily fluids should be reported immediately to receiving hospital and designated officer
  7. Cleaning: washing with soap and water, disinfecting: cleaning and using a disinfectant to kill microorganisms (1:10 bleach to water solution), sterilization: using physical (heat) or chemical methods to kill all microorganisms on an object.
  8. Injury Prevention

Mental Well Being

  • Stress and anxiety: stress is from physical, chemical or emotional factors
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): organized, formal peer mental health support network and process
    • Defusing – 8 hours afterwards
    • (CISD) Debriefing – 24-72 hours afterwards
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EMS Quick Study Tips | EMS Foundations

Training4Use this quick EMS study tip list to refresh on some key elements of the EMS Foundations you often see on exams.

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