EMT Abbreviations

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131 terms · For Chabot College Health 81 EMT class. Approved abbreviations for Alameda County. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU SEE ANY INCORRECT OR SPELLED WRONG!

abdominal aortic aneurysm

AAA

arterial blood gasses

ABG

abdominal, abdomen

abd

acute coronary syndrome

ACS

automated external defibrillator

AED

automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator

AICD

acute respiratory distress syndrome

ARDS

aspirin

ASA

alert verbal pain unresponsive

AVPU

bowel movement

BM

body surface area

BSA

body substance isolation

BSI

bag valve mask

BVM

coronary artery bypass graft

CABG

coronary artery disease

CAD

coronary care unit or critical cardiac unit

CCU

coronary heart disease

CHD

congestive heart failure

CHF

critical incident stress management

CISM

central nervous system

CNS

carbon monoxide

CO

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD

continuous positive airway pressure

CPAP

cerebrovascular accident

CVA

Drug Enforcement Agency

DEA

diabetic ketoacidosis

DKA

do not resuscitate

DNR

diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus

DPT

deep vein thrombosis

DVT

diagnosis

Dx

electroencephalogram

EEG

electrocardiogram

ECG

EMT paramedic

EMT-P

ethyl alcohol, ethanol

ETOH

fracture

Fx

gastrointestinal

GI

hepatitis B virus

HBV

hypertension

HTN

intracranial pressure

ICP

intravenous

IV

jugular venous distention

JVD

last menstrual period

LMP

landing zone

LZ

mass casualty incident

MCI

myocardial infarction

MI

measles, mumps, rubella

MMR

mechanism of injury

MOI

magnetic resonance imaging

MRI

motor vehicle accident

MVA

nasogastric

NG

no known allergies

NKA

nothing by mouth

NPO

normal saline

NS

nasopharyngeal airway

NPA

Oropharyngeal Airway

OPA

pupils equal and reactive to light

PERL

range of motion

ROM

rapid sequence induction

RSI

sudden infant death syndrome

SIDS

systemic vascular resistance

SVR

supraventricular tachycardia

SVT

tuberculosis

TB

transient ischemic attack

TIA

urinary tract infection

UTI

ventricular fibrillation

VF

ventricular tachycardia

VT

vital signs

VS

complete blood count

CBC

to keep open

TKO

endotracheal tube

ETT

estimated time of arrival

ETA

advanced life support

ALS

advanced cardiac life support

ACLS

cancer

CA

left upper quadrant

LUQ

left lower quadrant

LLQ

right upper quadrant

RUQ

right lower quadrant

RLQ

kendrick extrication device

KED

registered nurse

RN

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

NAIDS

physicians assistant

PA

pulseless electrical activity

PEA

pulseless non-breathing

PNB

by mouth

PO

positive pressure ventilation

PPV

public safety access point

PSAP

patient

Pt

treatment

Tx

medication

Rx

with

c

without

s

before

a

after

p

dead on arrival

DOA

unable to locate

UTL

gone on arrival

GOA

available on radio

AOR

abnormal

abn

against medical advice

AMA

french

fr.

alert and oriented

A+O

dyspnea on exertion

DOE

computerized tomography

CT

hydrochlorothiazide

HCTZ

level of consciousness

LOC

four times a day

qid

regular

reg

respiratory rate

RR

range of motion

ROM

upper respiratory infection

URI

within normal limits

WNL

times

x

encephalomyocarditis

EMC

nausea and vomiting

NV

no acute distress

NAD

pediatric

Pedi

oxygen

O2

palpation

palp

history

Hx

overdose

OD

occult

Occ

micrograms

mcg

digitalis

Dig

examination

exam

gynecology

GYN

at

@

weight

wt

year

yr

tablet

tab

subcutaneous

sub-q

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