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EMT Abbreviations

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Section 1

Question Answer
ābefore
Ababortion
abdabdomen
admadmission
AEDautomatic external defibrilator
AIDSacquired immune deficiency syndrome
AKAabove the knee amputation
ALCaltered level of consciousness
ALS advanced life support
ammorning
AMAagainst medical advice
Ambambulation/ambulance
amtamount
antanterior
a/o x4alert, oriented times 4 parameters
approxapproximately
apptappointment
ARDSadult respiratory distress syndrome
ASAasprin
ASAPas soon as possible
ASHDatherosclerotic heart disease
BCPbirth control pills
BIBbrought in by
BKAbelow the knee amputation
BLSbasic life support
BMbowel movement
BOAborn out of asepsis
BOWbag of waters
BPblood pressure
BSbreath sounds
BSAbody surface area
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Section 2

Question Answer
with
Ccentigrade
CAcancer
CADcoronary artery disease
Cccubic centimeter
CC or c/cchief complaint
CHFcongestive heart failure
cmcentimeter
C/Ocomplains of
CO2carbon dioxide
COAcondition of arrival
COPDchronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPchest pain
CPRcardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRFchronic renal failure
CSFcerebrospinal fluid
CSMcirculation, sensation, movement
CVAcerebral vascular accident
CXRchest x-ray
D&Cdilation and curettage
dcdiscontinue/discharge
DM diabetes mellitus
DNRdo not resuscitate
DOAdead on arrival
DOBdate of birth
DOEdyspnea on exertion
drgdressing
DT'sdelirium tremors
DVTdeep vein thrombosis
DXdiagnosis
EBLestimated body loss
ED/ERemergency dept./ emergency room
EDAPemergency dept. approved for pediatrics
EKGelectrocardiogram
EMSemergency medical services
EMTemergency medical technician
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Section 3

Question Answer
EMT-AAemergency medical technician - advanced airway
EMT-Demergency medical technician - defibrilation
EMT-Pemergency medical technician - paramedic
ETendotrachial
ETAestimated time of arrival
ETCendotrachial COMBITUBE
ETOHethanol (alcohol)
evalevaluation
FBforeign body
f/upfollow up
fxfracture
Ggravida
GBgallbladder
GIgastrointestinal
gmgram
GSWgun shot wound
gttdrop
GUgenitourinary
HMOhealth maintenance organization
hosphospital
hr(s)hours
hsat night
htheight
HTNhypertension
Hxhistory
ICUintensive care unit
Inc Abincomplete abortion
IUDintrauterine device
IUPintrauterine pregnancy
IVintravenous
IVPintravenous push
JVDjugular vein distension
KCLpotassium chloride
kgkilogram
KOknocked out (loss of consciousness)
KVOkeep vein open
Lliter
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Section 4

Question Answer
Lleft
lablaboratory
laclaceration
lbpound
LLEleft lower extremity
LLLleft lower lobe
LLQleft lower quadrant (abdomen)
LMPlast menstrual period
LNMPlast normal menstrual period
LOClevel of consciousness / loss of consciousness
LUEleft upper extremity
LULleft upper lobe (lung)
LUQleft upper quadrant
MARmost accessible receiving facility
maxmaximum
MCLmid clavicular line
MD/PMDmedical doctor/private medical doctor
mEqmilliequivalent
mgmilligram
MImyocardial infarction
MICNmobile intensive care nurse
minminutes/minimum
mlmilliliter
momonth
MSmultiple sclerosis/morphine sulfate
MVAmotor vehicle accident
NAnot applicable/not available
NADno apparent distress
narcnarcotic
NBnewborn
negnegative
NKAno known allergies
NPnurse practitioner
nponothing per mouth
NSRnormal sinus rhythm
NTGnitroglycerin
nvnausea/vomiting
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Section 5

Question Answer
n/v/dnausea/vomiting/diarrhea
O2oxygen
O2 satoxygen saturation
OB/GYNobstetrical/gynecology
OBSorganic brain syndrome
ODoverdose/right eye
OSleft eye
OUboth eyes
/pafter
Ppara
PMCPediatric Medical Care (Center)
PEphysical exam / pedal edema / pulmonary embolus
Pedspediatric / pedestrian
PERLpupils equal, react to light
PIHpregnancy induced hypertension
pmevening
PMHpast medical history
PMSpulse, motor, sensation
poby mouth
postposterior/after
PPDpurified protein derivative (TB skin test)
prper rectum
prnas needed
PSIpassenger space intrusion
Psychpsychiatric
ptpatient
PTAprior to arrival
pulmpulmonary
PVCpremature ventricular contraction
qevery
®right
rehabrehabilitation
RLEright lower extremity
RLLright lower lobe (lung)
RLQright middle quadrant (abdomen)
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Section 6

Question Answer
RMLright middle lobe (lung)
RNregistered nurse
r/orule out
RTSrevised trauma score
RUEright upper extremity
RULright upper lobe (lung)
RUQright upper quadrant
Rxprescription
/wwithout
SCspecialty center
secsecond
SIDSsudden infant death syndrome
SLsaline lock/sublingual
SOBshortness of breath
sqsquare
SQsubcutaneous
SWstab wound
TBtuberculosis
TBCtotal body check
Tbsptablespoon
TCtraffic collision
TIAtransient ischemic check
TKOto keep open (IV rate)
tspteaspoon
TVtidal volume
unkunknown
UTIurinary tract infection
vagvaginal
volvolume
vsversus
VSvital signs
wkweak
WNLwithin normal limits
w/owithout
wtweight
y/oyear old
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