EMT Emergency medical technician

EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

ENA Emergency Nurses Association

FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FICEMS Federal Interagency Committee on EMS

HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

INPC Indiana Network for Patient Care

IRB Institutional review board

JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

LERN Louisiana Emergency Response Network

LVN Licensed vocational nurse

MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau

MRC Medical Reserve Corps

NEMSIS National EMS information system

NETT Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials

NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NIH National Institutes of Health

NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

PALS Pediatric advance life support

PCCC Pediatric critical care center

PECARN Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research

PHESS Public Health Emergency Surveillance System

PICU Pediatric intensive care unit

PSO Patient safety organization

SAEM Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

SPOTRIAS Special Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke

USU Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences



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