Provider. Healthcare professional or facility or group of
healthcare professionals or facilities that provide healthcare
services to patients.
Public Way. A street, alley, or other similar parcel of land
essentially open to the outside air deeded, dedicated, or
otherwise permanently appropriated to the public for public use
and having a clear width and height of not less than 3050 mm (120
Ramp. A ramp is a inclined floor surface or a surface in an
accessible space that has a running slope greater than 1 in 20.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 42 USC 6973.
Readiness, Military. The ability of forces, units, weapons
systems, or equipment to perform as they were intended and to
deploy and employ without unacceptable delays.
Request for Proposal (RFP). A procurement document released to
commercial industries outlining a requirement for development
and/or implementation of a system or design. Industry provides
its formal response in the form of proposed solutions to the
problem defined, its cost and development schedules, and other
pertinent data upon which the government selects a vendor(s) with
whom to contract.
Respiratory Care Department/Service. An organizational unit of
the hospital that is designed for the provision of ventilator
support and associated services to patients.
RFP. Request for Proposal.
Risk. The possibility of suffering harm, disease, or loss. Risk
Management. Function of planning, organizing, implementing, and
directing a comprehensive program of activities to identify,
evaluate, and take corrective action against risks that may lead
to patient, visitor, or employee injury and property loss or
damage with resulting financial loss or legal liability.
RMS. Root Mean Squared or Effective value. The value of
alternating current or voltage equal to 0.707 times its peak
RMW. Regulated Medical Waste. Waste which poses danger of
disease transmission and/or objectionable appearances to
personnel and the public.