JOKES AND TIDBITS !!!

 

WARNING: THESE JOKES AND TIDBITS MAY SEEM BAD TO NON EMS PERSONS!! PLEASE DO NOT TAKE OFFENSE YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE ONE OF THE WAYS WE RELIEVE STRESS AND HANDLE THE RUFF STUFF THAT WE ENCOUNTER! LAUGH WITH US AS YOU READ THEM!!

I DO WISH TO THANK THE FRIEND THAT SENT THEM TO ME. MsWyryrd check out her great site on my links page! Also thanks to the person that wrote this the first time who ever you maybe. THANK YOU BOTH !! Now lets have some fun!

 

EMS MEMO:

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It has come to our attention from several Police and Fire Dept reports, that narratives have taken a decidedly creative direction lately. Effective immediately, all members are to refrain from using slang and abbreviations to describe victims, patients and or suspects as the following:

1. Cardiac patients should not be referred to with 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 shreds), 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 is not considered "pharmaceutically gifted."

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

7. The homeless are not "urban outdoors people" or "residentially challenged" nor is endotracheal intubation referred to as a "PVC challenge."

8. And finally, do not refer to a recently deceased persons as being "paws up," ART (assuming room temperatures), DRT (dead right there), CC

(cancel Christmas), CTD (circling the drain), or NLPR (no longer playing records).

I know you will join me in respecting the cultural diversity of our community, to include their medical orientations in creating proper narratives and log entries. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Again please see the humor in all of those.I realy hope you enjoyed!!

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