Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services

1.Discuss the Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, to include all of its amendments and laws that were derived from this act.

2.Discuss “Respondeat Superor” and what does this mean to an employer or manager in EMS?

3.Discuss the different types of workplace harassment and provide examples of each. What must the employer do to prevent workplace harassment and when identify when the employer would be liable?

4.Identify the role of OSHA in an EMS Service and describe what a service is required to do to maintain optimum safety for employees.

5.Describe the different areas that require documentation in an EMS service and why it is important to document these items.

Introduction to EMS Systems
Foundations of EMS Systems – 2nd edition
by Bruce J Walz

1. Discuss the challenges of EMS systems

2. Describe the challenges of providing EMS services in the rural setting.

3. Explain future challenges surrounding EMS manpower issues.

4. Explain why the data generated from EMS research should drive the operation of the EMS system.

5. Explain the basic components of EMTALA, including medical screening examination, stabilization and transfer requirements.

EMS Administration
Management of EMS
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-232432-8
Author(s): Bruce E. Evans; Jeff T. Dyar

1. Identify the functions of an EMS system.

2. In budget planning what is a “SWOT” analysis?

3. What are the four primary traits of a good leader?

4. In Haddon’s Matrix for injury prevention strategies, what are the “three E’s” of prevention?

5. What is meant by “EMS Service Benchmarking” in customer service?

6. What are the goals of risk management in EMS?

7. What is the difference between a “job description” and a “job specification?”

8. Who sets the billing and reimbursement rates for EMS services?

9. Where are the official federal specifications for ambulances found?

10. In an EMS Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement program, what is “a sentinel event?”

Medical Law and Ethics, 4th edition, Fremgen, PrenHall 2012
Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services, Cohn, Azzara 1998

1.Discuss the Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, to include all of its amendments and laws that were derived from this act.

2.Discuss “Respondeat Superor” and what does this mean to an employer or manager in EMS?

3.Discuss the different types of workplace harassment and provide examples of each. What must the employer do to prevent workplace harassment and when identify when the employer would be liable?

4.Identify the role of OSHA in an EMS Service and describe what a service is required to do to maintain optimum safety for employees.

5.Describe the different areas that require documentation in an EMS service and why it is important to document these items.

Instructional Methods in EMS
Foundations of Education: An EMS Approach by
Mosby Jems, Elsevier – 2006 – Paperback – ISBN 0323028675

1. Describe the role of the course syllabus and lesson plan in course management.

2. Define liability, negligence and the standard of instruction.

3. Describe methods to engage students in the learning process through a positive learning environment.

4. List classroom activities for each domain of learning.

5. Explain why formative and summative evaluations are both important in the evaluation process.

Health Insurance Today: A Practical
Approach – 4th edition. By Janet I. Beik.
Saunders and Elsevier Publishers, 2013.

1. What are the goals of a complete medical record.

2. List five common reasons why claims are rejected.

3. Explain the difference between the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

4. To be eligible for CHAMPVA, the individual must meet what specific criteria?

5. What are the major benefit components to workers’ compensation?

6. List and explain the two major classifications of disability coverage

7. List and describe at least six of the nine federal disability programs.

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