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Vocab Chap 5

TermDefinition
base station the central dispatch and coordination area of an EMS communications system ideally is in contact with all other elements of the system
closed-ended questions a questions that only requires a "yes or No
communication a process that incorporates verbal and nonverbal expressions into messages that are received by others
culture thoughts, communication actions and values of a racial , ethnic, religious groups
decoder device that recognizes and responds to only certain codes imposed on radio broadcasts
decoding process by which a received message is translated and interpreted
defense mechanisms psychological coping strategies individuals use to protect themselves from unwanted feelings or thoughts
encoder device that breaks down sound waves into uniques digital codes for radio transmission
encoding process of converting information into a message
ethnocentrism the view that one cultures way of doing things is the right way and any other way is inferior
feedback any information that an individual receives about his behavior
gestures nonverbal body movements that convey meaning to others
haptics the study of touching
intimate zone in America culture, the space within less then 1 1/2 feet of an individual
leading questions questions that sugges an answer guided by the individual who is asking the question
mobile data terminal devices mounted in the ambulance that receives information on the terminal screen. some devices also print
open-ended questions questions that allow patients to give a detailed response in his own words
repeaters devices that receive transmissions from a relatively low powered source such as mobile or portable radio and rebroadcast them at another higher power
SBAR Situation, Background, Assesment, and recommendation of a patient
Created by: Pamilee3733