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Class:EMT 110 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
Subject:Emergency Medical Tech
University:Santa Barbara City College
Term:Spring 2013
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AAA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
ABCD Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability
ABD Abdominal Dressing
AC Space Antecubital Fossa
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ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support
AED Automatic External Defibrillator
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ALOC Altered Level of Consciousness
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ALS Advanced Life Support
AEIOUTIPS Diagnostic tool for altered LOC
AICD Automatic Internal Cardiac Defibrillator
AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction
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AMR American Medical Response
AMS Acute Mountain Sickness
APGAR Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respirations
ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
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AVL Automatic Vehicle Location
AVPU Alert, Verbal, Painful, Unresponsive
BLS Basic Life Support
BP Blood Pressure
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BSI Body Substance Isolation
BVM Bag-Valve Mask
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
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CAD Computer Aided Dispatch
CBC Complete Blood Count
C/C Chief Complaint
CDC Centers for Disease Control
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CHEMTREC Chemical Transportation Emergency Response Center
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CHP California Highway Patrol
CISD Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
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CISM Critical Incident Stress Management
CNS Central Nervous System
C/O Complaining Of
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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CPAP Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CSF Cerebral Spinal Fluid
CSM Circulation, Sensation, Motor
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CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident
DCAPBTLS Deformities/Depressions, Contusions, Abrasions, Penetrations/Paradoxical Motion, Bruising/Bleeding/Burns, Tenderness, Lacerations, Swelling
DCS Decompression Sickness
DERM Depth of Coma, Eyes, Respiratory, Motor
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DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis
DM Diabetic Mellitus
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DOT Department of Transportation
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DT's Delirium Tremens
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
ED Emergency Department
ED Erectile Dysfunction
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EKG/ECG Electrocardiogram
EMD Emergency Medical Dispatch
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMSA Emergency Medical Services Authority (State Agency)
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EPCR Electronic Patient Care Report
ER Emergency Room
ESRD End-Stage Renal Disease
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
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ETOH Alcohol
ET(T) Endotracheal Tube
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FD Fire Department
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GCS Glasgow Coma Scale
GI Gastrointestinal
GTTS Drops
HACE High Altitude Cerebral Edema
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HAPE High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
HAV Hepatitis A Virus
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HEPA High Efficiency Particle Apirator
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HgB Hemoglobin
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPI History of Present Illness
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ICP Intracranial Pressure
ICS Incident Command System
IM Intramuscular
IV Intravenous
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JVD Jugular Venous Distention
LMP Last Menstrual Period
LOC Level of Consciousness
MCI Multi-casuality Incident
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MDC Mobile Data Computer
MDT Mobile Data Terminal
MI Myocardial Infarction
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
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MVA Motor Vehicle Accident
NFPA National Fire Protection Adminstration
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIH National Institute of Health
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NPA Nasopharyngeal Airway
NPO Nothing by Mouth
NS Normal Saline
NTG Nitroglycerin
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OES Office of Emergency Services
OPQRST Onset, Provoking/Palliating, Quality, Region/Radiation, Severity, Time
OSHA Occupational, Safety and Health Adminstration
OTC Over The Counter
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PASG Pneuematic Anti-shock Garmet
PCR Patient Care Report
PD Police Department
PERL (PEARL) Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light
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PFD Personal Floatation Device
PIO Public Information Officer
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PMD Private Medical Doctor
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PMH Past Medical History
PMS Pulse, Motor, Sensation
PO By Mouth
PPD Tuberculosis Skin Test
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PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PR Medications via Rectal route
PSAP Public Safety Answering Point
PSI Pounds per Square Inch
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PtL Pharyngeotracheal Lumen Airway
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTT Push To Talk
PVC Premature Ventricular Contraction
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RBC Red Blood Cells
RPM Respiratory, Perfusion and Mental Status
SAMPLE Signs/Symptoms, Allergies, Medications, Past Medical History, Last oral intake, Events leading up to illness/injury
S/S Signs and Symptoms
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SART Sexual Abuse Response Team
SC Subcutaneous
SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
SCUBA Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
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SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SL Sublingual
SLUDGE M Salivation, Lacrimation, Urination, Defecation, GI Upset, Emesis, Miosis
SOAP Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
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SOB Shortness of Breath
START Simple Triage and Rapid Transport
TA Traffic Accident
TB Tuberculosis
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TBSA Total Body Surface Area
TC Traffic Collision
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
TIC Tenderness, Instability and Crepitus
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TKO To Keep Open
UHF Ultra High Frequency
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
VF Ventricular Fibrillation
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VHF Very High Frequency
VT Ventricular Tachycardia
WBC White Blood Cells
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 AAAAbdominal Aortic Aneurysm
 ABCDAirway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability
 ABDAbdominal Dressing
 AC SpaceAntecubital Fossa
 ACLSAdvanced Cardiac Life Support
 AEDAutomatic External Defibrillator
 AIDSAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
 ALOCAltered Level of Consciousness
 ALSAdvanced Life Support
 AEIOUTIPSDiagnostic tool for altered LOC
 AICDAutomatic Internal Cardiac Defibrillator
 AMIAcute Myocardial Infarction
 AMRAmerican Medical Response
 AMSAcute Mountain Sickness
 APGARAppearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respirations
 ARDSAcute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
 AVLAutomatic Vehicle Location
 AVPUAlert, Verbal, Painful, Unresponsive
 BLSBasic Life Support
 BPBlood Pressure
 BSIBody Substance Isolation
 BVMBag-Valve Mask
 CABGCoronary Artery Bypass Graft
 CADCoronary Artery Disease
 CADComputer Aided Dispatch
 CBCComplete Blood Count
 C/CChief Complaint
 CDCCenters for Disease Control
 CHEMTRECChemical Transportation Emergency Response Center
 CHFCongestive Heart Failure
 CHPCalifornia Highway Patrol
 CISDCritical Incident Stress Debriefing
 CISMCritical Incident Stress Management
 CNSCentral Nervous System
 C/OComplaining Of
 COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 CPAPContinuous Positive Airway Pressure
 CPRCardiopulmonary Resuscitation
 CSFCerebral Spinal Fluid
 CSMCirculation, Sensation, Motor
 CVACerebral Vascular Accident
 DCAPBTLSDeformities/Depressions, Contusions, Abrasions, Penetrations/Paradoxical Motion, Bruising/Bleeding/Burns, Tenderness, Lacerations, Swelling
 DCSDecompression Sickness
 DERMDepth of Coma, Eyes, Respiratory, Motor
 DKADiabetic Ketoacidosis
 DMDiabetic Mellitus
 DNRDo Not Resuscitate
 DOTDepartment of Transportation
 DT'sDelirium Tremens
 DVTDeep Vein Thrombosis
 EDEmergency Department
 EDErectile Dysfunction
 EMDEmergency Medical Dispatch
 EMSEmergency Medical Services
 EMSAEmergency Medical Services Authority (State Agency)
 EPCRElectronic Patient Care Report
 EREmergency Room
 ESRDEnd-Stage Renal Disease
 ETAEstimated Time of Arrival
 ET(T)Endotracheal Tube
 FCCFederal Communications Commission
 FDFire Department
 GCSGlasgow Coma Scale
 HACEHigh Altitude Cerebral Edema
 HAPEHigh Altitude Pulmonary Edema
 HAVHepatitis A Virus
 HBVHepatitis B Virus
 HEPAHigh Efficiency Particle Apirator
 HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
 HIVHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
 HPIHistory of Present Illness
 ICPIntracranial Pressure
 ICSIncident Command System
 JVDJugular Venous Distention
 LMPLast Menstrual Period
 LOCLevel of Consciousness
 MCIMulti-casuality Incident
 MDCMobile Data Computer
 MDTMobile Data Terminal
 MIMyocardial Infarction
 MSDSMaterial Safety Data Sheet
 MVAMotor Vehicle Accident
 NFPANational Fire Protection Adminstration
 NHTSANational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
 NIHNational Institute of Health
 NPANasopharyngeal Airway
 NPONothing by Mouth
 NSNormal Saline
 OESOffice of Emergency Services
 OPQRSTOnset, Provoking/Palliating, Quality, Region/Radiation, Severity, Time
 OSHAOccupational, Safety and Health Adminstration
 OTCOver The Counter
 PASGPneuematic Anti-shock Garmet
 PCRPatient Care Report
 PDPolice Department
 PERL (PEARL)Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light
 PFDPersonal Floatation Device
 PIOPublic Information Officer
 PIDPelvic Inflammatory Disease
 PMDPrivate Medical Doctor
 PMHPast Medical History
 PMSPulse, Motor, Sensation
 POBy Mouth
 PPDTuberculosis Skin Test
 PPEPersonal Protective Equipment
 PRMedications via Rectal route
 PSAPPublic Safety Answering Point
 PSIPounds per Square Inch
 PtLPharyngeotracheal Lumen Airway
 PTSDPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder
 PTTPush To Talk
 PVCPremature Ventricular Contraction
 RBCRed Blood Cells
 RPMRespiratory, Perfusion and Mental Status
 SAMPLESigns/Symptoms, Allergies, Medications, Past Medical History, Last oral intake, Events leading up to illness/injury
 S/SSigns and Symptoms
 SARTSexual Abuse Response Team
 SCBASelf Contained Breathing Apparatus
 SCUBASelf Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
 SIDSSudden Infant Death Syndrome
 SLUDGE MSalivation, Lacrimation, Urination, Defecation, GI Upset, Emesis, Miosis
 SOAPSubjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
 SOBShortness of Breath
 STARTSimple Triage and Rapid Transport
 TATraffic Accident
 TBSATotal Body Surface Area
 TCTraffic Collision
 TIATransient Ischemic Attack
 TICTenderness, Instability and Crepitus
 TKOTo Keep Open
 UHFUltra High Frequency
 UTIUrinary Tract Infection
 VFVentricular Fibrillation
 VHFVery High Frequency
 VTVentricular Tachycardia
 WBCWhite Blood Cells
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