EMS4303 Columbia Southern Malpractice in Emergency Medical Service Review

Consider the scenario you already selected in Unit I for your course project:

Considering Malpractice (p. 7) or

EMT Response and Motor Vehicle Law (p. 13).

Continuing as the legal aide, you are now asked to prepare a summary and review of the process the organization has for

determining competency at the time the employee in the scenario was hired and in an ongoing manner, which is typically an

annual evaluation.

As this case is hypothetical, you will use a current or former organization where you were employed as the basis for the

organization of the subject’s employment. If you do not have current or former experience in an emergency medical

services (EMS) organization, you may research and contact an EMS agency of your choosing to help answer the questions.

You should identify specifically those components that speak to the issues in the scenario you selected. Your paper should

include a summary of the following:

The specific components of the application and hiring process used to determine whether the employee met the

minimum performance standards that play a role in the case.

Summarize the steps taken by the organization to ensure ongoing competency in the areas of performance questioned

in the scenario.

Identify any state or local laws and regulations with which your agency is required to comply that relate to the ongoing

competency of personnel in the affected area.

What evaluation instruments does the organization use to measure competence in the affected area?

If a deficiency is identified at any point in the employment of the individual, what types of remediation efforts would be

made to bring the employee into compliance?

Your paper should be a minimum of three pages, not including the title and reference pages.

You must use a minimum of three sources, not including your textbook. These may include peer-reviewed articles,

professional organization websites, and government websites/documents.

All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references

and citations used must be in APA style.

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