EMS Care Chapter 04 | Communication and Documentation
EMS Care Chapter 04 | Communication and Documentation | Communication and Documentation begins with an introduction to the subject We subsequently explore in-depth the following lessons:
- Basics of Communication.
- Communicating with Specific Groups.
- The Art of Interviewing.
- Written Communication and Documentation.
- Using Communication Devices.
- Key Communication and Reporting Concepts and Strategies.
Core Concepts covered :
- EMS Communication System Components.
- Radio Communications.
- Communication with Other Healthcare professionals.
- System maintenance.
- Phone or Cellular communications.
- Team Communication and Dynamics.
- Principles of Medical Documentation and Report Writing.
- Minimum Dataset.
- Prehospital Care Report.
- Falsification Issues.
- Documentation of Patient Refusal.
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- To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.
An Excerpt from the course on Communication and Documentation
Sometimes the patient may not be in a position to answer your questions, and in such situations, family members and bystanders can give the information you want.
Involving them in your interview process is a good idea as they can provide valuable information about the patient’s condition and possibly even the history of illness.
- Allow the patient to answer if he or she can and wants to, even if well-meaning family members attempt to answer for the individual.
- Do not be afraid to ask others to step aside for a moment while you talk to the patient.
You may need to decide if having family and friends nearby will help or hinder care.