Awake, Alert, and Oriented, sometimes abbreviated as A&O (Alert & Oriented) or CAO (Conscious, Alert, and Oriented). Typically used by medical personnel with X[1-4] to indicate if oriented to person, place, time, and event.
One who takes part; a participant. Defined by the state of Pennsylvania as "includ[ing], where relevant, a person guilty of an omission."
Automatic External Defibrillator
Advanced Life Support — Consists of invasive life-saving procedures including the placement of advanced airway adjuncts, intravenous infusions, manual defibrillation, electrocardiogram interpretation, and much more.
Against Medical Advice
Walk; move about.
Basic Life Support — Consists of essential non-invasive life-saving procedures, such as CPR, bleeding control, splinting broken bones, artificial ventilation, and basic airway management.
Be On the LookOut
Congestive Heart Failure — condition in which the heart is an inadequate pump, causing fluid to build up in the lungs (pulmonary edema) and venous system (distended neck veins)
Cerebrovascular Accident — a stroke, is a condition that results from a disruption of circulation to the brain, causing ischemia and damage to brain tissue
Date Of Birth
Drug Recognition Expert — a police officer trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol
Gone On Arrival
General Police Alarm
Gun Shot Wound
Loss of Consciousness
Myocardial Infarction — condition in which part of the heart muscle (myocardium) dies because of inadequate supply of oxygen and nutrients. Also called a heart attack.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Short for nitroglycerin
Officer In Charge
Quick Response Service — Fire department unit designed to handle EMS calls
Rapid Intervention Team — a team of firefighters dedicated to the search and rescue of other firefighters in distress.
brief lapse in consciousness
Transient Ischemic Attack — a stroke-like neurologic deficit that completely resolves within minutes to hours; also called a mini-stroke
Thermal Imaging Camera