Lifeguard Red Cross Acronyms

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AV
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atrioventricular node
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AED
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Automated External Defibrillator
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BVM
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Bag-valve Mask resuscitator
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BSI
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body substance isolation
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CPR
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cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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CRAP
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Communicate proper info/warnings Recognize some one in need of care Attempt to rescue Provide emergency care at your level of training.
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ECG
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electrocardiogram
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EAP
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Emergency Action Plan
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Early 4: Cardiac Chain of Survival
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1 Early recognition and access 2 Early CPR 3 Early defibrillation 4 Early advanced medical care
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EMS
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emergency medical services
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EMT
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Emergency Medical Technician
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Fast(for a stroke)
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Face, arms , speech,time
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FIND
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Figure out the problem Identify possible solutions Name pros and cons Determine the best solution
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Haines
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High Arm IN Endangered Spine
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LOC
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Level Of Consciousness
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LPM
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Liters per minute
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MSDS
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Material Safety Data Sheet
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OSHA
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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PFD
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Personal Flotation Device
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PCC
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Poison Control Center
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PPE
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Personal Protective Equipment
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PSI
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pounds per square inch
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RICE
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rest, immobilize, cold, elevate
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RID
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Recognize Intrusion Distraction
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RWI
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Recreational Water Illnesses
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SAMPLE(secondary assessment)
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Signs and symptoms Allergies Medications Past pertinent medical history Last oral intake Events leading up to the incident
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SPF
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sun protection factor
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USP
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United States Pharmacopeia
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V-fib
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ventricular fibrillation
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V-tach
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Ventricular tachycardia

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