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Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by groverglock, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    LP=Local Protocol

    The class your local EMS Council teaches to let you do the stuff they forgot to teach you in the national EMT curriculum.

    Ours for EMT-B is:
    Glucogon
    Aspirin
    AED
    Combi-Tube
    Glucometer


    I know the national curriculum has AED. But our local protocols differ. And differ from the state.

    Scott


    ;b
     
  2. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    FR=First Responder
    EMT-B=EMT-Basic
    EMT-E=EMT-Enhanced
    EMT-I=EMT-Intermediate
    EMT-P=EMT-Paramedic

    Two old levels were

    EMT-ST=Shock/Trauma Tech (Became Enhanced)
    EMT-CT=EMT-Cardiac Tech (BEcame Intermediate)

    The Enhanced people actually lost two drugs in our Council.....



    Scott


    ;b
     


  3. Elk-ruser

    Elk-ruser EMT-B IV

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    Lets not forget the basics:

    ABC- Airway Breathing Circulation
    SAMPLE- Signs, Allergies, Meds, Past history, Last eaten, Events
    PMS- Pulse, Motor skills, Sensory
    OPQRST- Onset, Provocation, Quality, Radiance, Severity, Time
     
  4. HPVFD7233

    HPVFD7233

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    Lots of good ones I have not heard of.

    got 2 more

    BODA Big ole dumb ass { alcohol was involved }

    BOFA Big ole fat ass { Call for lifting asst }

    STAY LOW, STAY SAFE
     
  5. D25

    D25 The Quick

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    I heard a new one for MVAs with ejection:

    SEFYC- Self Extricated For Your Convenience
     
  6. tbhracing

    tbhracing Senior Member

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    Dont forget- In California, we do not use "traffic accident" or MVA. Its Traffic Collision or "T/C". And you can pair it up-

    T/C w/injuries
    T/C w/rescue
    T/C Cut and Rescue
    T/C Auto vs. Structure

    And...

    O/S- Out of Service. NOT- O.O.S.
     
  7. 4095fanatic

    4095fanatic

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    Abreviations:
    ------------------------------------------------------

    CRT: Calls for Remedial Training (Cardiac Rescue Technician)

    CRT-I: Calls for Remedial Training - Immediately (CRT-Intermediate)

    ALS: Ain't Lifting S***

    ART: Assuming Room Temperature

    CTD: Circling The Drain

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    Don't call it a _____. Call it a: ________.
    -------------------------------------------------

    Bullet in the brain: Trans-occipital implant.

    Hazmat Team: Glow worms.

    Car wreck: Negative vehicle to vehicle interface.

    High on drugs: Pharmaceutically gifted.
     
  8. jeff copeland

    jeff copeland

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    TLA- three letter abbrevation
    SAR something ain't right usually said by a redneck male
    BOFG big 'ol fat guy or girl
     
  9. CPR- Check Pockets and Refrigerator
    Check Pockets and Run
     
  10. DTLarson

    DTLarson

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    Don't forget:

    MEDIC: My Education Doesn't Include Carrying
    EMS: Earn Money Somehow
    AMR: Ahh My Ride
     
  11. pulaskipusher

    pulaskipusher Topodaworldma!

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  12. sixer

    sixer Member

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    Aridzona
    Urban Outdoorsman = homeless

    NKDA - "not known, didn't ask."

    UBR= Under bridge resident
     
  13. Customtle

    Customtle

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    PMSOB
    for PCR purposes
    Pain Middle Small of Back
    True meaning
    Poor Miserable Son of a #$^&% :rofl:

    FUBAR
    Funked Up Beyond All Recognition

    Tin City
    Trailer Park Come on I know we all have one that we might as well have a rig standing buy in

    True Meaning of EMS
    When you just cant afford a cab
     
  14. Short Bus

    Short Bus

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    ABC- Ambulate before carry
    MOFA- Morbidly obese fast Azz
     
  15. AmbulanceMonkee

    AmbulanceMonkee Medic

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    On a street corner
    BBLS - big black lady syndrome
    TL - tachylordia
    PJC - premature jesus complex, occurs with tachylordia
    HT - hyperthespianism
    STI - supratentorial illness
    BWT - big white taxi
    ALS - ain't luggin' s***
    BLS - be luggin' s***
    EMT-D - Emergency Medical Technician - Driver
    EMT-P - Emergency Medical Technician - Passenger
    LPN - "let's play" nurse
    RN - real nurse
    CAW - certified a** wiper (aka CNA)
    SA - status asparagus
    ROTSU - retro-occular thermal sensation with urination (burning behind eyes, when peeing)
    FLB - funny looking beat (on EKG)
    IBD - I be dyin'
    MD - Momma's dream
    DO - do over
    FTD - fire truck driver
    FOS - full of s***
    BHB - baby having baby
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009
  16. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

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    From a slightly different, but equally important, angle:

    WFR – Wilderness First Responder
    SAR – Search and Rescue
    IB – Incident Base
    IC – Incident Commander
    DC – Death Code
    MSU – Make Stuff Up

    I was taught that wilderness medicine means the protocols one uses, after being properly trained and certified, when the patient/subject cannot be transported to ALS within four hours.

    Those protocols include measures that an EMT cannot perform in an ambulance setting, because the WFR is often deep in the back-country and MUST perform them to save the patient.

    When all else fails, MSU.
     
  17. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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