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EMS Acronyms

West Coast EMT - Riverside 2015
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[P]ENMAN
Personal & personnel safety
P[E]NMAN
Environmental hazards
PE[N]MAN
Number of victims
PEN[M]AN
Mechanism of injury or nature of illness
PENM[A]N
Additional resources
PENMA[N]
Need for cervical spinal immobilization
[P]ERRL
Pupils
P[E]RRL
Equal
PE[R]RL
Round
PER[R]L
Reactive to
PERR[L]
Light
[D]CAP - BTLS
Deformities
D[C]AP - BTLS
Contusions
DC[A]P - BTLS
Abrasions
DCA[P] - BTLS
Penetration &/or punctures
DCAP - [B]TLS
Burns
DCAP - B[T]LS
Tenderness
DCAP - BT[L]S
Lacerations
DCAP - BTL[S]
Swelling/symmetry
[T]IC
Tenderness
T[I]C
Instability
TI[C]
Crepitus
[O]PQRST
Onset
O[P]QRST
Provoked
OP[Q]RST
Quality
OPQ[R]ST
Radiates
OPQR[S]T
Severity
OPQRS[T]
Time
[A]VPU
Alert & Awake
A[V]PU
Verbal
AV[P]U
Pain
AVP[U]
Unresponsive
[P]PPT
Person
P[P]PT
Place
PP[P]T
Purpose
PPP[T]
Time
[S]AMPLE
Signs & symptoms
S[A]MPLE
Allergies
SA[M]PLE
Medications
SAM[P]LE
Pertinent past medical history
SAMP[L]E
Last oral intake
SAMPL[E]
Events leading up to the injury/illness
[P]MSC
Pulse
P[M]SC
Motor
PM[S]C
Sensory
PMS[C]
Circulation
[D]RGERM
Distention
D[R]GERM
Rigidity
DR[G]ERM
Guarding
DRG[E]RM
Evisceration
DRGE[R]M
Rebound tenderness
DRGER[M]
Masses
[D]NR
Do
D[N]R
Not
DN[R]
Resuscitate
[A]MA
Against
A[M]A
Medical
AM[A]
Advice
[B]SI
Body
B[S]I
Substance
BS[I]
Isolation
[P]PE
Personal
P[P]E
Protective
PP[E]
Equipment