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Glossary

This glossary describes words and acronyms used frequently in TripTix and TripTix help documentation. Words are defined in general and then, where appropriate, described in relation to TripTix.

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A

AOx4

Awake, Alert, and Oriented to Person, Place, Time, and Events.

Addendum

Changes made to a run report after it has been submitted.

Advanced Directives

Legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions about end of life care.

AED

Automated External Defibrillator

AVPU

Alert, Voice, Pain, Unresponsive

B

BP

Blood Pressure

Broselow-Luten Color

A system designed to give emergency health information for children according to their length and associated color.

C

CAD

Computer Aided Dispatch

Capillary Refill

The rate at which blood refills empty capillaries.

Controlled Drugs

Include Morphine Sulfate, Midazolam (Versed), Diazepam (Valium), and Lorazepam (Ativan)

Crew Member

An individual participating in the call that is a member of your department.

D

Defibrillation

A common treatment for life-threatening cardiac issues that involves an electrical shock.

Department Administrator

A user that possesses the Department Manager permission. Individual responsible for any configurations and settings that affect their department's workflow.

Destination Location

The location where the patient is unloaded for definitive care.

DL#

Driver's License number

DOB

Date of Birth

DOS

Dead on Scene

E

EKG

Electrocardiography

EMS

Emergency Medical Services

ePCR

Electronic Patient Care Record

ETCO2

End-tidal carbon dioxide concentration

Etiology

Causation. In medical terms, what caused the patient's health issues.

F

Finalized Run Report

A run report that has been approved for closing or payment processing; a completed run report to which no further changes are made.

G

Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)

A tool medical professionals use to objectively evaluate the degree to which a person is conscious or comatose. 

GPS

Global Positioning System

Gravida

The number of times a patient has been pregnant, including current pregnancies.

H

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

I

Inking

The process of using the stylus to write in the form fields.

K

Kiosk Mode

Running TripTix in a lockdown state, where no other programs are accessible.

L

LOC

Level of Consciousness

N

NEMSIS

National Emergency Medical Services Information System

NKDA

No Known Drug Allergy

P

Para

The number of times a patient has given birth beyond 20 weeks, including stillbirths.

PCS

Physician Certification Statement

PFR

Paramedic First Response

Pick List

A configurable list, managed by the Department Administrator, that shows the options available for a particular data element in the ePCR.

Pickup Location

The location where the patient was picked up by EMS.

PIN

Personal Identification Number; unique number defined in a medic's profile in TripTix CDX that is used to log in to TripTix Windows.

R

Record Owner

Author of the run record; the party responsible for finalizing the run record.

Run Record

An electronic patient care report Sometimes referred to as a just a 'run,' a run report, or an ePCR.

S

SCT

Specialty Care Transport

SPO2

Oxygen Saturation

Spontaneous Circulation

When sustained cardiac activity resumes after cardiac arrest. Also known as ROSC, return of spontaneous circulation.

SSN

Social Security Number

Station

The EMS or Fire station the responding vehicle is assigned to

Stylus

A pen-like device attached to the Toughbook that can be used directly on the screen to enter text in any applicable fields.

System Profile

A user's profile in TripTix CDX that contains information regarding their department, permissions, contact information, and certifications.

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