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 __________________ Vol - Volunteer Wanna kill these ads? We can help!