An assigned frequency or frequencies tht are used to carry voice and or data communications
Telecommunication systems that allow a computer to maximize utilization of a group of frequencies.
When a person imposes his or her beliefs, values, and practices on another because he or she believe hhis or her ideal are superior
Verbal and nonverbal communication techniques that encourage patients to express their feelings and to achieve a positive relationship
The ability to transmit and receive simultaneously
Written documents, signed by the EMS systems medical director, that outline specific directions, permissions, and sometimes prohibitions regarding patient care; also called protocols
Small computer terminals inside amulances that directly recieve data from the dispatch center
Mobile data terminals (MDT)
When a person considers his or her onwn cultural values as more important when interacting with people of a different culture.
The use of a radio signal and a voice or dital message that is transmitted to pager or desktop monitor radios.
VHF and UHF channels that the ferdal communications commission has designated exclusively for EMS use.
The federal agency that has jurisdiction over interstate and internation telephone and telegraph services and satellite communications, all of which may involve EMS activity
The written portion of the EMT'S patient interaction. This becomes part of the patient's permanent medical record.
A radio receiver that serches several frequencies until the message is completed; the process is then repeated.
A low pewer portable radio that communicates through an interconnected series of repeater stations called cells
Anything that dampens or obscures the true meaning of a message.
Any radio hardware containing a transmitter and receiver that is located in a fixed place.
A special telepone line tht is used for specific point to point communications; also know as a hotline.
Radio frequencies between 30 and 300 MHZ; this spectrum is further divided into high and low bands
VHF (very high frequency)
The study of space between people and its effects on communication
Single frequency radio; transmissions can occur in either direction but not simultaneously in both; when one party transmits, the other can only recieve, and the party that is transmitting is unable to receive
Radio frequencies between 300 and 3000 MHz
UHF (ultra high frequency)
A process in which electronic signals are converted into coded, audible signals; these signals can then be transmitted by radio or telephone to a reciver with a decoder at the hospital.
Questions for wich the patient must provide detail to give an answer.
open ended questions
questions that can be answered in short or single word responses
Close ended questions
The transmission of information to another person, verbally or through body language.
a special base station radio that receives messages and signal on one frequency and then automatically retransmits them on a second frequency
The legal document used to record all patient care activities. This report has direct patient car functions but also administrative and quality control functions. they are also know as prehospital care reports.
Patient care report (PCR)
A trusting relationship that you build with you patient.