Condition on pager?

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JohnDistai

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Listening to local EMS today on a BCD996XT. An emergency call came through, and the dispatcher said something to the effect of "Condition sent to pager", assuming the condition of the patient.

Would a "pager" for EMS be something like a Unication G5? Are those "Conditions sent to pager" messages viewable by the scanning public (non EMS)? If so, how would you see them?

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A lot of pagers display text messages. It may have been something that they didn't want to put out over the air. Like with voice, paging systems can be encrypted.
 

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If the text messages are unencrypted and sent to a pager, can anyone listening with something like a Unication G5 read them?
 

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It would probably be a violation of Healthcare privacy laws to put something on a page that is readable by 3rd parties, so I am sure it is an encrypted text over a closed text system.
I am certain you could not read it.
 

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Often times special instructions are given over an alpha pager such as the location of a key to gain access or other special things like patient history or precautions needed.
 

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"Refer to pager for incident type" was the message I heard today. Sent by the electronic EMS voice. Are these incident type messages visible on radios like the G5?
 

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"Refer to pager for incident type" was the message I heard today. Sent by the electronic EMS voice. Are these incident type messages visible on radios like the G5?

The Unication pagers are voice pagers, so I would say no to your question.
 
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