1 Question: EMS (Click the link to comment and to vote – voting not working through email, sorry!) Which of the following is NOT an example of indirect medical control in pre-hospital emergency medical services?A) Development of a protocol for the management of pediatric seizure patientsB) Regional policies for the transport of pediatric trauma patients to specialized centersC) Supervising physician relaying information to a trainee physician who then provides medical direction to the paramedic over the radioD) Education of paramedics via a virtual zoom sessionE) Administration of intramuscular epinephrine by a paramedic as part of standing orders for anaphylaxisVoteResults EMS pemsou5_wp • September 15, 2022 ↞ Previous PostQuestion: Diagnosis Next Post ↠LP Needles
Kelly September 15, 2022 - 9:37 am
C) Supervising physician relaying information to a trainee physician who then provides medical direction to the paramedic over the radio
Indirect, or offline, medical control involves developing policies and protocols, educating pre-hospital providers, and pre-hospital providers administering care via standing orders or protocols without needing to consult with base physicians (or specially trained nurses). Direct, or online, medical control involves a base physician (or specially trained nurse) providing real-time medical direction and orders, even if that direction is relayed through a trainee.