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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PAS/VAS = Private Ambulance Service / Voluntary Ambulance Service

PE = Pectus excavatum

PAT = Paediatric Assessment Triangle/Tool

PAU = Paediatric Assessment Unit

PCC = Primary Care Centres

PCI = Percutaneous coronary intervention

PCR = Patient Care Record

PCT = Primary Care Trust

PE = Pulmonary embolism

PEA = Pulseless electrical activity

PEARL = pupils equal and reactive to light

PGD = Patient Group Directions

PHTLS = Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support

PID = Pelvic inflammatory disease

PMH = Patient Medical History

PPC = Preferred priorities of care

PPCI = Primary percutaneous coronary intervention

PPE = Personal protective equipment

PQRSTA = Provokes/palliates, quantify, radiation, severity timings, associated symptoms

PR = Per Rectum [ prolonged release ]

PTS = Patient Transport Services

PT = Patient