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Old 10-28-2004, 17:59   #1
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Glossary

As I read these posts, I have come across many abbreviations. Some I do not know. I will start a glossary in this thread so our uninitiated readers can decipher what is being said.

I will PM the poster of the abbreviation if I do not know what it means. Just let me know and I will add it to our list.

ABC- Airway Breathing Circulation

AED - Automated External Defibrillator

ALS - Advanced Life Support

ALI _ Automatic Location Identification

ANI - Automatic Number Identification

BLS - Basic Life Support

CHF - Congestive Heart Failure

COPD - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CVA - Cerebrovascular Accident = stroke

DCAP BTLS - Deformities, contusions, abrasions, punctures/penetrations, burns, tenderness, lacerations, swelling.

ED - External Defibrillator

EMD - Emergency Medical Dispatcher

EMT-II - Emergency Medical Technician II - can administer certain meds

EMT-D - Emergency Medical Technician Defibrillator trained

EMT-P - Paramedic

EMS - Emergency Medical Services

ET - Endotracheal Tube = a tube into the airway

FF - Firefighter

FTO - Field Training Officer

LODD - Line Of Duty Death

LP=Local Protocol

MCI - Multiple-Casualty Incident

OPQRST- Onset, Provocation, Quality, Radiance, Severity, Time

Pedi TX - Pediatric Transport

PHAT tarp -Patient handling/assistance tarp, AKA the shamu blanket

PMS- Pulse, Motor skills, Sensory

RIT - Rapid Intervention Team - (a separate rescue team in case of emergency

RSI - Rapid Sequence Intubation

SAMPLE- Signs, Allergies, Meds, Past history, Last eaten, Events

TIA - Temporary ischemic attack (temporary stroke like symptoms)

TX - Transport

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Old 10-29-2004, 01:55   #2
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ANI - Automatic Number Identification - allows 911 to see who the phone number belongs to.

ALI - Automatic Location Identification - shows 911 the location of the phone being used. Doesn't work well with cell phones as it shows only the location of the repeater.

FDGB - my favorite EMS abbreviation for those who Fall Down Go Boom.
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Old 11-15-2004, 02:39   #3
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Not to be a PITA but in the AED definition, it's spelled defibrillator. It's a common mistake so don't feel bad. (And please don't be angry for me pointing that out)
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Old 11-15-2004, 02:42   #4
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There are several others that may or may not be appropriate for this list....

HVLT - High Velocity Lead Therapy
DFO - Done Fell Out
DRT - Dead Right There
DRTY - Dead Right There Yesterday
AIDS - Ambulance Induced Divorce Syndrome
FIDO - Forget It Drive On (or variations on the first word)

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Old 11-27-2004, 18:11   #5
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BRT: Big Red Truck

Usage: "Which house is it again?"
"It's the one with the BRT out front."

EMS: Earn Money Sleeping
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Old 11-28-2004, 05:30   #6
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Here's a couple more:

ETOH - Alcohol

ART - Assuming Room Temperature

GOMER - Get Outta My Emergency Room

;z Sometimes I just KILL me!
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Old 11-29-2004, 15:47   #7
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DNR - Don't Need Rescue.
DNC - Dusting N' Cleaning


EMT-P's don't walk on water, they are stepping on the heads of submerged EMT-B's!
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Old 12-19-2004, 18:17   #8
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CHAOS - Chief Has Arrived On Scene
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Old 12-28-2004, 11:20   #9
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FTD = Fixin' to die.

CTD = Circlin' the drain.

WDNT = Who don't know that.
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Old 01-03-2005, 17:21   #10
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DRT - dead right there
RP - reporting party
CFS - call for service
MVA - motor vehicle accident
GSW - gun shot wound
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Old 02-05-2005, 11:11   #11
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CHAOS - Chief Has Arrived On Scene
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Old 03-13-2005, 19:42   #12
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BWS = Beached Whale Syndrome - used for an extemely large patient or one who is strapped to the cot, in the back of the unit, projectile vomiting.
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PLB= Patient Location Beacon used to identify the locationof the address of the call by the large red truck parked outside.
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Old 04-07-2005, 23:17   #14
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DRT -- Dead Right There
LOLFDGB -- Little Ol' Lady Fall Down Go Boom
ADD -- All Done Dancin'

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Old 06-06-2005, 11:25   #15
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DNR: Do Not Resuscitate

LDH: Large Diameter Hose

CAO: Conscious, Alert, & Oriented

Pt. Hx: Patient History

Code Brown: Fecal Material involved; usually part of patient history pass on to ambulance as fire is departing. "Pt is a 35 yo male complaining of difficulty living, pulse is 80 S&R, BP 120/80, resp. 12 unlabored, pt is CAOx3. Pt is actively involved in a code brown at this moment."

Delta Bravo: dirt bag (self explanatory) ;f
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Old 07-09-2005, 19:47   #16
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DNR - Don't Need Rescue.
DNC - Dusting N' Cleaning


EMT-P's don't walk on water, they are stepping on the heads of submerged EMT-B's!
Hey.. How can you be speaking when my foot is holding your head underwater?????

Oh must be a white shirt thing?!?!?!?!?!?!;g

I can't believe you all haven't mentioned the "Daisy Farm"!!! Otherwise known as an assisted living/retirement/nursing home!!!!
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Old 12-21-2005, 01:30   #17
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Favorite chief complaint:
TMB - Too Many Birthdays


Common abbrieviation:
WNL - Within Normal Limits (a.k.a. We Never Look)
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Old 01-20-2006, 23:38   #18
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Unofficial Acronyms
OK... here are the acronyms you shouldn't use on your PCR's:

BOHICA
Bend Over Here It Comes Again
BTFOM
Beats The Fun Outta Me
BTHFOM
Beats The Hairy Fun Outta Me
BWS
Beached Whale Syndrome
CCFCCP
Coo Coo For CoaCoa Puffs
CHAOS
Chief Has Arrived On Scene
CPR
Come Put-em-ta Rest
CRS
Can't Remember Squat
CTD
Circling The Drain (see: Close To Death)
CYA
Cover Your Astric
DFU
Done Funned Up
DIN
Dispatcher Is (going) Nuts - too many alarms
DICCOMNAVAB
Dictionary of Common Naval Abbreviations (US Navy)
DRT
Dead Right There
DRTTTT
Dead Right There, There, There, and There (used after pedestrian/train altercations)
FD
Funen Drunk
FDGB
Fall Down Go Boom
FIBD
Found In Bed Dead
FORD
Found On Road Dead
FUBAR
Fun Up Beyond All Recognition
GOMA
Get Out of My Ambulance
GSH
Giant Sweat Hog
HIF
Hysterical Italian Family (Can be interchangeable)
IBM
Incredible Barfing Man
IDM
it don't matter
IJADAD
I'm Just A Dumb Ambulance Driver (Used in court after a bad call, "I was driving, I didn't even touch the pt)
JFA
Jive Funk Attack or Just Funing Around
LASGLH
Lights And Sirens, Go Like Hell
MAGGOT
Medically Able, Go Get Other Transportation
NTID
Non-Traumatic Injury, Dumbass!
PD
Pretty Drunk
PFO
Pissed and Fell Over
PGD
Pissed and Got Dumped
PIM
Patient Is Mangled
PITA
Pain In The Ask
PST
Positive Samsonite Tendencies, as in the pt. greets you at the door with suitcase in hand
PUHA
Pick Up, Haul ASK!
SHPOS
Sub Human Piece Of Stuff
SNAFU
Situation Normal, All Fun Up.
SOL
Stuff Outta Luck
ABC - Ambulate Before Carry

AFU - All Flustered Up

AHF - Acute Hissy Fit

AQR - Ain't Quite Right

ART - Assuming Room Temperature

BMW - ***** Moan & Whine

BOHICA - Bend Over Here It Comes Again

CATS - Cut All to Shoelaces

CC - Cancel Christmas

CCFCCP - Coo Coo For Cocoa Puffs

CTD - Circling the Drain

DFO - Done Fell Out

DILLIGAF - Do I Look Like I Give a Fun?

DND - Damn Near Dead

DOB - Dead on Bed
DRT - Dead Right There

DPS - Dumb Parent Syndrome

NPS - New Parent Syndrome

DWPA - Dying With Paramedic Assistance

EMT - Empty Minded Troll

EMT - Every Menial Task

EMT - Egg crate Mattress Technician

EMT - Extraordinary Masochistic Tendencies

EMT - Emergency Medical Taxi

EMT - Extra Man on Truck

EMS - Earn Money Sleeping

FDSTW - Found Dead Stayed That Way

FDGB - Fall Down Go Boom

FTD - Fixin To Die

FUBAR - Fun Up Beyond All Recognition

GOMER - Get out of my E.R.

GMC - Groan Moan & Complain.

GRAHOB - Grim Reaper At Head Of Bed

HIBGIA - Had It Before, Got It Again
HBD - He Be Dead

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid

LOLNAD - Little Old Lady No Acute Distress

LOLFDGB - Little Old Lady Fall Down Go Boom

LDF - Lying Down Fit

MARWB - Met At Road With Bag
MUH - Messed Up Heart

NLPR - No Longer Playing Records

PBAB - Pine Box At Bedside

PBS - Pretty Bad Shape

PCL - Pre Code Looking

PEFYC - Pre Extricated For Your Convenience (through the windshield)

PSO - Passed Smooth Out

PPA - Practicing Professional Alcoholic

TBC - Total Body Crunch

TLC - Tube, Lavage & Charcoal

TMB - Too Many Birthdays
SBD - She Be Dead

SIO - Sleeping It Off

TSL - To Stupid to Live

WADAO - Weak And Dizzy All Over

WUD - Woke Up Dead
ART (assuming room temperature
ABC
Airway, Bury 'em and Call the florist (if you don't do the first you'll be doing the other two)
ABC
Ambulate Before Carry
ABC
Ambulance Before Cruiser (the favored progression from the police point of view)
LOLINAD
Little Old Lady In No Apparent Distress
LOLFOF
Little Old Lady Fell On Floor
WABC
Wallet, Airway, Breathing, Circulation
RTC
Ready To Croak
FTD
Fixin' To Die
TMB
Too Many Birthdays (usually FTD)
HVLT
High Velocity Lead Therapy
CPR
Can't Possibly Recover
CPR
Check Pockets and Run
DRT
Dead Right There
DRTY
Dead Right There...Yesterday
DWPA Dead With Paramedic Assistance
MAD
Met At Door
MARS
Met At Road with Suitcase
FUB
Found Under Bridge
FUC
Found Under Car
DOG
Dead On Ground
FOGD
Found On Ground Dead
DMD
Damn Near Dead
COS
Crock Of Stuff
WPOS
Worthless Piece Of Stuff
ADASTW
Arrived Dead And Stayed That Way
BART
Body Assuming Room Temperature
SPW
Sucking Pond Water
OFD
Obviously ********** Dead
TADB Temporarily Animated Dead Body
FTF
Far Too Fat
HHS
Haitian Hysterical Syndrome (Portuguese, Jamaican, etc.)
TOBAS
Take Out Back And Shoot
AMF-YOYO
Adios, Mother Funer, You're On Your Own
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:08   #19
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DRTTTT
Dead Right There, There, There, and There (used after pedestrian/train altercations)
LMAO

I know it is kind of gruesome, but LMAO.
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