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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DIB = Difficulty in Breathing

DNA CPR = Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation

DNAR = Do not attempt resuscitation

DNR = Do Not Resuscitate

DOB = Date of birth

DoH = Department of Health

DSA = Double staffed ambulance

DVT – Deep vein thrombosis

D&V = Diarrhoea and Vomiting