CFR Jargon Buster – where you see a term  [like this] is means can be referred to as …. in other establishments/organisations

Please note that CFRs are likely to use a tiny percentage of these but they have been added by request of CFRs in order that they understand patient’s notes, crew discussions etc.

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CA = Cancer

cABCDE = C-spine, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Environment

CABG = Coronary artery bypass graft

CAD = Computer Aided Dispatch

CAT = Combat Application Tourniquet

Cath Lab = Catheterisation Laboratory

CBRN = Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nucleur

CCL = Cardiac Catheter Laboratory

CCD = Clinical coordination desk

CCP= Critical Care Paramedic

CCU = Critical Care Unit

CFR Community First Responders

CGM = Clinical General Manager

CNS = central nervous system

COM = Clinical Operations Manager

COPD = Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CPAP = Continuous positive airway pressure

CPD =  Continuous professional development

CPR = Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CQI = Clinical Quality Instructions

CRT = Capillary refill time

CSD = Clinical Support Desk

CSFPPP = Compliant, social history, family history, patient medical history, present history, physical

CSOP = Clinical Standard Operating Procedure

CT = Computed tomography

CVA = Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke)

CVS = Cardiovascular system