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EMT Abbreviations

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