Flashcards in CH 15 - Communication And Doc. Deck (32):
Examples of Communication Systems
Base Station, Mobile Radios, Portable Radio, Repeators, Cell, Telemetry
Two way radios at a fixed site (hospital, dispatch center )
Two ways radio affixed at a vehicle , output around 20-50 watts range 10-15 miles
Handheld two way radio, 1-5 watts , in touch with dispatcher, medical director other members of EMS
Transmission carried over a long distance, can be in ambulances or other areas around EMS
Transmit though air to a cell tower
Sending receiving data wirelessly,such as ECG ( Electrocardiogram), vital signs.....
Assigns and licenses radio frequencies
FCC ( Federal Communication Commision)
Keep transmission brief no longer than
How do you transmit a number ?
Say number then repeat individual digits, and use we not I
When speaking over the radio....
Don't say patience name
Dispatcher records all time according
24- hour clock (ETA) Estimated time of arrival
What is quarters?
How many report does a medical report have?
1) Unit ID and Level of provider
3) Age & Sex
4) Chief Complaint
5) Brief, pertinent history of present illness
6) Major past illness
7) Mental Status
8) Baseline Vital Signs
9) Pertinent finding of the physical exam
10)Emergency Medical care given
11) Response to emergency medical care
12) Contact medical director if required or have questions
Radio Medical Report
What is the first info you give to hospital personnel?
What do you do when transfer patient to hospital staff?
Introduce patient name, summaries info you gave through radio, point out updates if any.
What do you include in your verbal report?
Chief complain, History that was not given preciously, additional treatment given en route, additional vital signs taken en route
The record that you produce during the call
Pre-Hospital care report (PCR)
Not enough time to fill out PCR
Drop report (or transfer report)
Info in the PCR?
Status of patient, time arrive on scene, care you gave , how the patient status may have change during your care
What are two section of the PCR?
Run Data and Patient Info
Individual box in the PCR are called?
Agency name, date, times, call number, unit personnel and levels of certification
What's included in Patient information?
Name, address, oh in number; sex, age,DOB, weight , Race/Ethnicity, billing info
Some of the information gathered during the call?
Impression of the patient, narrative summary if events
What is HIPAA
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Two types of errors ?
Omission and Comission
When important part of the assessment or care was left out
Action perform on the patient that are wrong or improper
Multiple Casualty Incident