Professionals who work in emergency Medical Services (EMS) care are often the first line of defense for someone in medical distress. Therefore, they have to be able to convey a lot of information to doctors in a short amount of time. To make sure that you don’t miss a beat if you or a loved one has to take a ride in an ambulance, explore a few common paramedic abbreviations.
Malapropism is the act of using an incorrect word in place of one that is similar in pronunciation. The word comes from a character named Mrs. Malaprop in the play "The Rivals" by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Malapropism is also referred to as Dogberryism, named after Officer Dogberry in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." Both characters made these speech errors.