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bariatric ambulance

ambulance designed to transport morbidly obese patients

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due regard

principle used when driving an emergency vehicle of ensuring that all other vehicles and citizens in the area see and grant the emergency vehicle the right of way

3

fixed positioning

establishing a single location in a central point to station an emergency vehicle such as a fire station

4

fixed winged aircraft

an airplane

5

gurney

stretcher or cot used to transport patients

6

hot load

loading a patient into a helicopter while the rotors are spinning

7

jump kit

a hard sided or soft sided bag used by paramedics to carry supplies and medications to the patients side

8

landing zone

an area usd to land a helicopter that is 100x100 feet and free of wires

9

medically clean

disinfected

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response area

the geographical area assigned to an emergency vehicle for responding to the sick and injured

11

rotor wing aircraft

a helicopter

12

specialty center

a hospital that has met criteria to offer special care as a burn center, level 1 trauma center, stroke center, or pediatric center

13

stair chair

a collapsable, portable chair with handles on the front and back used to carry patients in sitting position down stairs

14

sterile

free of any living organism

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system status management

SSM - dynamic process of staffing, stationing, and moving ambulances according to projected call volumes

16

type ! ambulance

regular truck cab and frame with a modular ambulance box mounted on the back

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type II ambulance

van style ambulance

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type III ambulance

a van chassis with a modified modular back

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unit hour utilization

UhU - mathematic calculation used to determine the effectiveness of an ambulance one call per hour = 1 UhU