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Issue 4 • Nov. 1976

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): c1
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  • Guest editorial

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):95 - 96
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  • EMS communications development: History and commentary

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):97 - 100
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    The history of emergency medical services (EMS) communication systems development from the FCC's first allocation of frequencies for hospitals and ambulances up to the present is discussed. Up until the late 1960's EMS communication systems were virtually nonexistent. Most early networks were developed by hospital associations for coordination of hospital disaster operations. Many significant chan... View full abstract»

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  • A common systems approach to emergency medical communications

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):100 - 103
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    An effective communications capability is an absolute necessity to the success of any emergency medical services system. This paper discusses the common systems approach adopted in Docket 19880 as the most effective way to provide for today's medical communications requirements. View full abstract»

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  • Emergency medical services systems development: A national initiative

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):104 - 115
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    The passage of the Emergency Medical Services Systems (EMSS) Act of 1973 by Congress has provided the mechanism and funds for communities to develop regional EMS delivery systems across the Nation. With the passage of the EMSS Act, the Congress mandated that emergency medical care programs funded with Federal dollars must address, plan, and implement a "systems approach" for the provision of emerg... View full abstract»

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  • Regional emergency medical communications systems

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):115 - 118
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    The lack of adequate area-wide communications and the absence of institutions responsible for coordinating regional emergency care services represents a problem of major dimensions to this country. Each year over 115,000 people die from accidents, and more than 50 million are injured. Estimates go as high as 90,000 lives a year that could be saved with adequate emergency care. The Robert Wood John... View full abstract»

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  • The organizational impact of docket 19880

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):119 - 121
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    The field of emergency medical services (EMS)provides an organizational and operational environment which lacks the geopolitical structure and discipline of other public safety services. The opportunity to rearrange the various service provider elements of EMS into a unified regional agency is not likely in current political and economic circumstances. The new EMS radio communications structure wh... View full abstract»

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  • Problems in EMS planning and communications

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):122 - 128
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    The evolution of modern-day emergency medical service (EMS) systems is briefly described and the problems in implementing such systems are discussed. The communication needs and the actions of the Federal Communications Commission are discussed as they relate to present day activities. The problems in planning and implementing an EMS system are discussed with recommendations on methods to resolve ... View full abstract»

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  • An evaluation methodology for multielement emergency medical services systems

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):128 - 141
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    The provision of efficient public safety services continues to be one of the high priority efforts to improve the quality of life in our nation. These efforts are too often equipment oriented without realizing the system input of providing better services in terms of benefit to the public as opposed to providers of the services. These services are multielement containing many items which can be qu... View full abstract»

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  • Arizona's rural emergency medical services communications system

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):142 - 153
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    In 1972, the Arizona State Legislature established the Division of Emergency Medical Services within the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). As a part of the legislation, the Legislature charged the Director of the DPS with the responsibility for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the Statewide Emergency Meidcal Services Communications System (EMSCOM). This system was to have ... View full abstract»

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  • Centralized UHF emergency medical communications in New Mexico

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):153 - 157
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    A statewide emergency medical radio communications UHF network is operational in New Mexico 1) to link larger medical facilities to the state's sparsely populated rural areas, which have limited or no medical resources and marginal telephone communications, and 2) to assist callers in notifying local medical help, including backup ambulance dispatch capability. Radios have been installed in 95 per... View full abstract»

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  • A medical emergency radio communications system (MERCS) for the state of West Virginia

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):158 - 161
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    The Medical Emergency Radio Communication System (MERCS) for OH-9 illustrates a new system of emergency medical services (EMS) communications planned for the State of West Virginia. MERCS will be the first multicounty system to be implemented in the State-and will serve as a model for other areas. MERCS will provide a centrally coordinated system of EMS communications for the mountainous rural are... View full abstract»

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  • Emergency medical services (EMS) communications: Conservation of time

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):161 - 167
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    Although adequate means for emergency communications are available, their utilization in daily emergencies and during medical disasters is amazingly inefficient. This phase of emergency health services is undergoing rapid expansion and improvement. These changes will narrow the time gap between the onset of an acute illness or injury and the implementation of techniques of monitoring and skilled m... View full abstract»

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  • EMS biomedical telemetry systems

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):168 - 170
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    The development of biomedical telemetry systems involves design activities from numerous and varied engineering disciplines. The system design considerations are numerous; involving communications, biomedical science, transportation, personnel training, medico-legal problems, etc.. Manufacturers of biomedical telemetry equipment are competing in an emerging field with unsettled requirements, and w... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic equipment requirements for emergency medical service systems

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):171 - 172
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    Specifications and related documentation dealing with design requirements for electronic equipment used in EMS systems are reviewed and relevant portions cataloged. Where appropriate specifications do not exist, criteria are suggested for the operational, environmental, and functional performance standards to be used for the equipment. View full abstract»

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  • Emergency medical services communication system design

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):172 - 175
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    Emergency medical service (EMS) communication system design is discussed. The emphasis is on the development of communication systems to meet the needs of a patient in a medical emergency. Specific factors influencing patient-side portable communications are presented. View full abstract»

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  • The role of communication systems in emergency medical services

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):175 - 186
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    The important role that land mobile communication systems play in the effective operation of an emergency medical services (EMS) system is discussed. The need for EMS systems, classification of types of communication subsystems, FCC Rules and Regulations for EMS, what to do before designing communication systems, and examples of several systems are given. View full abstract»

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  • Appendix I: Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations special emergency radio service

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):187 - 191
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    The salient portions of these Rules and Regulations, which pertain specifically to EMS communications, are shown in boldface print. View full abstract»

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  • Office of telecommunications policy proposed biomedical telemetry standard for emergency medical communications march 1975

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):191 - 192
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    This standard defines the minimum requirements for a multiplex or nonmultiplex voice/telemetry channel to assure compatibility and interoperability of portable physiologic monitoring equipment with both radio and telephone equipments and hospital emergency and display devices. Specifically, it defines a National telemetry subcarrier frequency within the voice band which is compatible with both rad... View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): c4
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