Flashcards: Medical abbreviations for EMTs

New to EMS? Here are some flashcards to make learning medical abbreviations easier


Learning medical abbreviations may be a difficult hill for new EMTs to get over. We’ve all been there, and flashcards are probably one of the best tools at your disposal.

Getting a good grasp on these abbreviations will not only help you throughout class, they will also help you write patient care reports when you work in the field.

Here’s a free collection of medical abbreviation flashcards that students have used to ace their EMT program.

Follow these instructions to get the most out of the flashcards: 

The best way to use this app is to change a setting in the options menu so that it shows the abbreviation first, and you guess what it means.
Medical abbreviation flashcards for EMT school
After that, you can navigate the flashcards using the arrow keys. Press the down arrow key to see what the term means, and use the left and right arrow keys to shift back and forth between terms.

You can also quiz yourself in other ways depending on the learning style that's best for you. Students may use the "Test" study mode to see how it might be presented on a real test.

Of course, you can check out the full list here.

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