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What is a base station?

Any radio hardware containing a transmitter and receiver that is located in a fixed place

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What is a channel?

An assigned frequency that is used to carry voice and/or data communications

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What is a dedicated line?

A line that is always open or under control of the individuals at each end
"Hot line"

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What does megahertz (MHz) mean?

Cycles per second

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What do most VHF radios operate at?

100 MHz

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Which radio frequency follows the curvature of the earth and is excellent for open areas?

VHF low band

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Which two mobile radios are transmitted in a straight line and work better in metropolitan areas?

VHF high band
UHF

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What frequency do UHF mobile radios operate between?

450-470 MHz

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What does trunking mean?

Multiple agencies or systems that can share frequencies

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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

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What is telemetry?

Electronic signals are converted into coded signals. The signals can then be transmitted and decoded at the hospital

"Fax machine"

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What is a scanner?

A radio receiver that searches or scans across several frequencies until the message is received

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What is Simplex mode?

You push to talk and released to listen

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What is duplex mode?

Simultaneous talk-listen

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What is multiplex communication?

Communications can simultaneously transmit two or more different types of information on the same frequency

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What eight things should you include in a patient report to hospital?

The receiving hospital/your identification/status of transport

Patient's age/gender/weight

Description of the scene
Chief complaint
Pertinent history/present illness
Physical findings
Treatment given
Other information/estimated time of arrival

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What are standing orders?

Written documents that outline procedures regarding patient care. They do not require prior communication with medical control

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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
Important history
The patient's response to treatment
Vital signs assessed
Any other information

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What is rapport?

Building trusting relationship with patient