EMT Unit Exam Study Guide Topic: EMS Operations Learn the Facts You should have a comprehensive understanding of: ● Anatomy & Physiology ● Conditions listed in the index ● Glossary words ● Medical terms listed in each chapter ● Pathophysiology Understand the Concepts You should have an extensive understanding of the following: 1. Agencies responsible for certification 2. Body Substance Isolation (BSI) 3. Definitive care 4. Do not resuscitate orders (DNR) 5. Documentation procedures 6. Elements of Incident Command System and Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) 7. Good Samaritan law 8. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 9. National Incident Management System (NIMS) 10. Procedures for EMS research 11. Reciprocity 12. START triage system 13. Techniques for decontamination Perform the Skills Finally, you should be able to: 1. Differentiate between libel and slander 2. Differentiate between online and standing orders 3. Differentiate between types of consent 4. Effectively communicate with family members 5. Evaluate the criteria for refusal of treatment 6. Evaluate the need for additional resources 7. Evaluate the need to gain access to a patient 8. Preserve a crime scene 9. Provide therapeutic communication 10. Recognize the need for scene safety procedures For additional tips, see the document entitled “How to Succeed on a Fisdap Exam.” You can find it in the Student Help section of our website at www.fisdap.net © 2018 Fisdap, an Ascend Learning Company.