Emergency Medical Dispatcher: EMD Responsibilities (EMD)



This unit describes characteristics and responsibilities of the emergency medical dispatcher as well as common components and actions associated with the emergency medical dispatcher. It also discusses factors involved in the establishment of legal responsibility in a court of law as well as factors used to determine an emergency medical dispatcher's job performance.


RECALL characteristics of successful Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs).

RECALL EMD duties and responsibilities.

RECALL common components of an Emergency Medical System (EMS).

RECALL actions associated with Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) phases.

RECALL factors involved in establishment of a legal responsibility in a court of law.

RECALL actions to avoid individual and agency liability.

RECALL factors used to determine adequacy of Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) job performance.

RECALL factors that influence standard of care.