Glossary of Terms

AMI Acute myocardial infarction
ATRA American Tort Reform Association
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
E-911 Enhanced 911
ED Emergency department
EMA Emergency Management Agency
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act
ENTs Ear, nose, and throat specialists
ESAR-VHP Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals
ESF-8 Emergency Support Function 8 – Public Health and Medical Services Annex
FTE Full-time equivalent
ICU Intensive care unit
PCI Percutaneous coronary intervention
RN Registered nurse
STEMI ST-elevation myocardial infarction

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