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Proper EMS Narrative Descriptions #2873451 12/27/11 05:00 PM
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To: All EMS Personnel

From: Chief of Operations

Subject: Proper Narrative Descriptions

It has come to our attention from several emergency
rooms that many EMS narratives have taken a decidedly
creative direction lately. Effective immediately, all
members are to refrain from using slang and
abbreviations to describe patients, such as the

1. Cardiac patients should not be referred to as
suffering from MUH (messed up heart), PBS (pretty bad
shape), PCL (pre-code looking) or HIBGIA, (had it
before, got it again).

2. Stroke patients are NOT "Charlie Carrots." Nor are
rescuers to use CCFCCP(Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs) to
describe their mental state.

3. Trauma patients are not CATS (cut all to sh*t),
FDGB (fall down, go boom),TBC (total body crunch) or
"hamburger helper." Similarly, descriptions of a car
crash do not have to include phrases like "negative
vehicle to vehicle interface" or "terminal
deceleration syndrome."

4. HAZMAT teams are highly trained professionals, not
"glow worms."

5. Persons with altered mental states as a result of
drug use are not considered "pharmaceutically gifted."

6. Gunshot wounds to the head are not
"trans-occipital implants."

7. The homeless are not "urban outdoorsmen", nor is
endotracheal intubation referred to as a "PVC

8. And finally, do not refer to recently deceased
persons as being "paws up," ART (assuming room
temperature), CC (Cancel Christmas), CTD (circling the
drain), DRT (dead right there) or NLPR (no long
playing records).

Re: Proper EMS Narrative Descriptions [Re: SatNiteSpec] #2877685 12/29/11 02:46 AM
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Now that right there is gold rofl

I work in a local hospital and have actually heard such descriptions. up

Re: Proper EMS Narrative Descriptions [Re: El Chucky] #2880921 12/30/11 03:59 AM
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These are the nicer versions used. Ems personnel are always looking on the bright side. banana

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