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35 Cards in this Set

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Base station
Any radio hardware containing a transmitter and receiver that is located in a fixed place
Cellular telephone
A low-power portable radio that communicates through an interconnected series of repeater stations called cells
an assigned frequency or frequencies that are used to carry voice and/or data communications
Dedicated line
A special telephone line that is used for specific point-to-point communications; also known as a hot lime
The ability to transmit and receive simultaneously
Federal Communications Commission (FCC )
The federal agency that has jurisdiction over interstate and international telephone and telegraph services and satellite mutations, all of which may involve EMS activity
MED channels
VHF and UHF channels that the FCC has designated exclusively for EMS use
the use of radio signal and a voice or digital message that is transmitted to pagers or desktop monitor radios
A trusting relationship that you build with your patient
A special base station radio that receives messages and signals on one frequency, and then automatically retransmits them a second frequency
A radio receiver that searches or scans across several frequencies and until the message is completed; the process is then repeated
Single frequency radio; transmission can occur in either direction but not simultaneously both Emma: when one party transmits, the other can only receive, and the part it is transmitting is unable to receive
Standing orders
Written documents, signed by the EM ASP system's medical director, that outlined specific directions, permissions, and sometimes prohibitions regarding patient care; also called protocols
A process in which electronic signals are converted into coded, audible signals by; the signals can then be transmitted by radio or telephone to a receiver at the hospital with a decoder
UHF (ultrahigh frequency)
Radio frequencies between 303,000 MHz
VHF (very high frequency)
Radio frequencies between 30 space and 300 MHz; the VHF spectrum is further divided into high and low ends
How much power the PlayStation have
Often 100 W or more
What are the five principal EMS related responsibilities of the FCC
1. Allocating specific radiofrequency for use by EMS providers; 2. Licensing base station and assigning appropriate radio call signs for the station; 3. Establishing licensing standards and offerings vacations for radio used by EMS providers; 4. Establishing limitations for transmitter power output; 5. Monitoring radio operations
What are things the dispatcher must do during a call
Properly screened and assigned prior to each call; selectable or the appropriate EMS response unit; dispatching direct EMS response units to the correct location; coordinate EMS response units with other public safety services until the incident is over; provide emergency medical structures that telephone call or so that essential care may begin before the EMTs arrive.
What are the things that dispatcher uses to assign the appropriate EMS response unit
The nature and severity of the problem; the anticipated response onto the scene; the level of training; the need for additional EMS units, fire suppression, rescue, a hazmat team, air medical support, or log force
What information did the dispatcher give the responding unit?
The nature and severity of the injury, illness, or incident; the exact location of the incident; the number of pages; responses by other public safety agencies; special directions or advisories, such as adverse road or traffic conditions, severe weather reports, or potential seen hazards; the time at which the unit or units are dispatched
Things that the EMS unit should tell the dispatcher
Any problems during the response; when you arrive at the scene; any obvious details that you see during scenes as a
Elements of the patient report (7)
1. Your unit identification level of services; 2. The receiving hospital and your estimated time of arrival 3. The patient's age and gender; 4. The patient's chief complaint or your perception of the problem and its severity; number five. A brief history of the patient's current problem; 6. A brief report of the findings; 7. A brief summary of the caregiving in any patient response
Centralized medical emergency dispatch
How should you deal with special situations
the earlier the notification of the better; asked to speak to the charge nurse or physician in charge; provide an estimate of the number of individuals who may be transported to the facility; be sure to identify any conditions the patient might have that require special meanings.
What are you reporting requirements
1. To ignore the dispatch information; 2. For that arrival at the scene; 3. Announce that you are leaving; 4. Announce your arrival at the hospital; 5. To announce that you are clear of the incident; 6. Announce your arrival back at headquarters
What are some guidelines for effective radio communication?
1. Monitor the channel before transmitting; 2. Plan your message before pushing the transmit switch; 3. Press the push to talk button on the radio; 4. Hold the microphone to 3 inches from your mouth; 5. Another person or unit you are calling; 6. Acknowledged transmission as soon as you can; 7. Use plain English; 8. Keep your message brief; 9. Avoid voicing negative emotions; 10. When transmitting a number with two or more digits say the entire number first and then each digit separately; 11. Do not use profanity on the radio; 12. Use EMS frequencies for EM excommunications; 13. Reduce background noise as much as possible; 14. Be sure other radios in the same frequency are turned off or down
What are the six components of an oral report?
1. The patient's name and chief complaint nature of illness or mechanism of injury; 2. More detailed information of what you gave me a radio report; 3. Any important history that has not been given already; 4. The patient's response to treatment given and route; 5. The biosynthesis during transport and after the radio report; 6. Any other information that you may have gathered that was not important to report sooner
Things to consider when communicating with a patient whose hearing-impaired
Have different and available; patient can read lips, you should face the patient speak slowly and distinctly; never shop; be sure to listen carefully asked for questions and give short answers; licensable phrases in sign language
What is the information collected on the prehospital care report?
Chief complaint; level of consciousness or mental status; systolic blood pressure for patients older than three years; A. refill for patient demand and Sixers; skin color and temperature; pulse; respirations and effort; the time that the incident was reported; the time that the EMS unit was notified; a time that the EMS unit arrived at the scene; the kind of the EMS unit left the scene; time that the EMS unit arrived at the receiving facility; the time the patient was transferred
One of the six functions for prehospital report serves?
1. Continuity of care; and 2. Legal documentation; 3. Education; 4. Administrative; 5. Essential research record; 6. Evaluation and continuous quality improvement
What do you do the discover errors in your report question?
Dry single horizontal line through the air, initial it, and write the correct information act to it. Do not try to erase or cover the error with correction fluid.
What he discovered here after you submit your report?
Try single entity error, preferably in a different color ink, initially, and they.
What are some considerations when documenting refusal of care?
She should have a family member, police officer, or bystander sign the form as a witness. If the patient refuses to sign the refusal form, have a family member, police officer, or bystander signed up for verifying that the patient refused to sign.
What are some special reporting situations?
Gunshot wounds, dog bites, certain infectious diseases, or suspected physical, sexual, or substance abuse. Also, mass casualty incidents