Flashcards in Communication And Documentation Deck (19)
What is a base station?
Any radio hardware containing a transmitter and receiver that is located in a fixed place
What is a channel?
An assigned frequency that is used to carry voice and/or data communications
What is a dedicated line?
A line that is always open or under control of the individuals at each end
What does megahertz (MHz) mean?
Cycles per second
What do most VHF radios operate at?
Which radio frequency follows the curvature of the earth and is excellent for open areas?
VHF low band
Which two mobile radios are transmitted in a straight line and work better in metropolitan areas?
VHF high band
What frequency do UHF mobile radios operate between?
What does trunking mean?
Multiple agencies or systems that can share frequencies
What is a repeater?
A special base station radio that receives messages and signals on one frequency and then automatically retransmits them on a second frequency
What is telemetry?
Electronic signals are converted into coded signals. The signals can then be transmitted and decoded at the hospital
What is a scanner?
A radio receiver that searches or scans across several frequencies until the message is received
What is Simplex mode?
You push to talk and released to listen
What is duplex mode?
What is multiplex communication?
Communications can simultaneously transmit two or more different types of information on the same frequency
What eight things should you include in a patient report to hospital?
The receiving hospital/your identification/status of transport
Description of the scene
Pertinent history/present illness
Other information/estimated time of arrival
What are standing orders?
Written documents that outline procedures regarding patient care. They do not require prior communication with medical control
What are six components of an oral report to er ?
Patients name, chief complaint, and nature of illness
Summary of the information that you gave your radio report
The patient's response to treatment
Vital signs assessed
Any other information