Like all professions the ambulance world is riddled with TLAs and other incomprehensbile gibberish. This page provides some insight into what they mean. Some are 'normal' medical-speak others are unique to Magwitch and the ambulance service he works for.
CVA – cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
ECG – electrocardiogram (heart trace)
GTN – glyceryl trinitrate (spray for use under the tongue that helps relieve angina pain)
NIBP (non-invasive blood pressure)
LOB – load of bollox
MI – myocardial infarction (heart attack)
TIA – transient ischaemic attack (mini stroke – does what it says: it's transient)
TLA – three letter acronym
UTI – urinary track infection
Angry Bus – my friends who tend to get each other 'going'.
Bus – an ambulance
Doris – vehicle satellite tracking and information system (an obnoxious women with a penchant for unhelpful comments and bouts of petulant silence)
Gadget Bus – a couple of colleagues with more tools for the job than Thunderbirds.
Totty – slang term for young, eligible ladies.
Totty Bus – my favourite girls. They call themselves the Dotty Bus 'cause they say they're a couple of dizzy blondes. I think they're wonderful.
Wind-up Bus – my best mate and a real practical joker.