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paramedic care volume 2 chapter 5 communications

paramedic care volume 2 chapter 5 communications

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communication

the process of exchanging information between individuals.

semantic

related to the meaning of words.

10-code

radio communications system using codes that begin with the word ten.

radio band

a range of radio frequencies.

radio frequency

the number of times per second a radio wave oscillates.

ultrahigh frequency (UHF)

radion frequency band from 300 to 3,000 megahertz.

UHF

ultrahigh frequency.

prehospital care report (PCR)

the written record of an EMS response.

PCR

prehospital care report.

public safety answering point (PSAP)

any agency that takes emergency calls from citizens in a given region and dispatches the emergency resources necessary to respond to individual calls for help.

PSAP

public safety answering point.

automatic collision notification (ACN) system

data collection and transmission system that can automatically contact a national call center or local public safety answering point and transmit specific crash data.

ACN

automatic collision notification.

emergency medical dispatcher (EMD)

the person who manages an EMS system's response and readiness.

EMD

emergency medical dispatcher.

priority dispatching

system that uses medically approved questions and predetermined guidelines to determine the appropriate level of response.

prearrival instructions

dispatcher's instructions to caller for appropriate emergency measures.

simplex

communications system that transmits and receives on the same frequency.

duplex

communications system that allow simultaneous two-way communications by using two frequencies for each channel.

multiplex

duplex system that can transmit voice and data simultaneously.

trunking

communications system that pools all frequencies and routes transmissions to the next available frequency.

digital communications

data or sounds translated into a digital code for transmission.

mobile data terminal

vehicle-mounted computer keyboard and display.

cellular telephone system

telephone system divided into regions, or cells, that are served by radio base stations.

facsimile machine (fax)

device for electronically transmitting and receiving printed information.

fax

facsimile machine

touch pad

computer on which you enter data by touching areas of the display screen.

slander

to orally defame another person.

libel

to defame another person in writing.

protocol

predetermined, written guidelines for patient care.

echo procedure

immediately repeating each transmission received during radio communications.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

agency that controls all nongovernmental communications in the United States.

FCC

Federal Communication Commission.

very high frequency (VHF)

radio frequency band from 30 to 300 megahertz.

VHF

very high frequency.