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SYB, TRO - AMF Yo Yo

ALP – Acute Lead Poisoning (… a gunshot wound)

ALP (A/C) – Acute Lead Poisoning (Air Conditioning) (… multiple gunshot wounds)

AMF Yo Yo – Adios (… You’re On Your Own)

ART – Assuming Room Temperature (… deceased)

Bagged and Tagged – A body that is ready to be taken to the hospital morgue (… it’s in a body bag and has a toe tag)

Code Brown – Take a guess!

Code Yellow – A patient who has wet the bed

Code Zero – Another “Frequent Flyer”. The real radio codes range from Code 1 (not serious) to Code 4 (emergency)

DFO – Done Fell Out (… of bed)

DRT – Dead Right There - Similar to DOA except when we got there, they were Dead Right There

Flower Sign – Lots of flowers at a patient’s bedside (… may indicate the patient is a good candidate for early discharge, since they have friends and family who can care for them)

FOOSH – Fell Onto Outstretched Hand (a broken wrist)

FORD – Found On Road Dead

Frequent Flyer – Someone who is regularly taken to the hospital in an ambulance, even though they aren’t sick (… it’s free and something to do)

House Red – Blood

Insurance Pain – An inordinate amount of neck pain following a minor auto collision with a wealthy driver

MGM Syndrome – A “patient” who is faking illness and putting on a really good show

SYB – Save Your Breath (as in, “SYB, he WNL”)

T&T Sign – Tattoos-and-teeth. (Patients with a lot of tattoos and missing teeth are more likely to survive major injuries)

TMB – Too Many Birthdays (suffering from old age)

TRO – Time Ran Out

WNL – Will Not Listen



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15-Jan-2021