What are some common acronyms and terms used in the emergency room (ER)?

Dr. David R. Heller, DO
Emergency Medicine
Acronyms are used at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, but medical personnel try to use language that the patients can understand. Watch David Heller, DO, from Portsmouth Regional Hospital, explain more.
Christopher Crowell, MD from StoneSprings Hospital Center discusses the use of acronyms and terms in the emergency room. Watch this video to learn more.
Common terms in the ER are generally tests such as CBC, chem7 and the term EMS, says Justin Williams, MD, of Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. Watch this video to learn what these common terms mean.
Emergency room staff members use various terms and acronyms, but try to use common dialogue when interacting with patients. Learn more from Josh Schuster, RN and Director of the Emergency Department in this video. 
Pamela J. Miller, DO
Internal Medicine
Some common acronyms and terms used in the ER are PRN and Stat. Watch Pamela Miller, MD, of Fawcett Memorial Hospital, explain the importance of communication between the patient and the professional.

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