Glossary

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  1. groverglock

    groverglock Guns & Hoses

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    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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  3. 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.;)
     

  4. 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) :)
     
  5. 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)

    ;f
     
  6. GeoEMTP

    GeoEMTP TX Sheepdawg

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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
     
  7. Here's a couple more:

    ETOH - Alcohol

    ART - Assuming Room Temperature

    GOMER - Get Outta My Emergency Room

    ;z Sometimes I just KILL me!
     
  8. DepChief

    DepChief Get Tous's Rope

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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!
     
  9. CHAOS - Chief Has Arrived On Scene
     
  10. obxemt

    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    FTD = Fixin' to die.

    CTD = Circlin' the drain.

    WDNT = Who don't know that.
     
  11. DRT - dead right there
    RP - reporting party
    CFS - call for service
    MVA - motor vehicle accident
    GSW - gun shot wound
     
  12. Tvov

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    ;z ;z
     
  13. GlocknSpiehl

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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.
     
  14. PLB= Patient Location Beacon used to identify the locationof the address of the call by the large red truck parked outside.
     
  15. DRT -- Dead Right There
    LOLFDGB -- Little Ol' Lady Fall Down Go Boom
    ADD -- All Done Dancin'

    ARS
     
  16. 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
     
  17. NCUrk

    NCUrk Shebha sees you

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    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!!!!
     
  18. natrab

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    Favorite chief complaint:
    TMB - Too Many Birthdays


    Common abbrieviation:
    WNL - Within Normal Limits (a.k.a. We Never Look)
     
  19. Ones I didn't learn in school....


    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
     
  20. Tvov

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    LMAO

    I know it is kind of gruesome, but LMAO.
     
  21. When performing emergency vehicle repairs before someone tells the LT.




    BFH = Big *******ing Hammer
     

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