List of abbreviations

  1. AAC
    augmentive or alternative communication
  2. AAGBI
    Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
  3. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  4. ABPM
    ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  5. AD
    autonomic dysreflexia
  6. ADH
    antidiuretic hormone
  7. ADR
    adverse drug reaction
  8. A&E
    accident and emergency
  9. AED
    automated external defibrillator
  10. AIDS
    acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  11. ALARP
    as low as reasonably practicable
  12. ALS
    advanced life support
  13. ALT
    alanine aminotransferase
  14. ANH
    acute normovolaemic haemodilution
  15. ANP
    atrial natriuretic peptide
  16. ANS
    autonomic nervous system
  17. ANTT
    aseptic non-touch technique
  18. AP
    alkaline phosphatase/anteroposterior/alternating pressure
  19. APTR
    activated partial thromboplastin ratio
  20. ARDS
    adult respiratory distress syndrome
  21. ART
    assisted reproductive techniques
  22. ASA
    American Society of Anesthesiologists
  23. AST
    aspartate aminotransferase
  24. AT
    anaerobic threshold
  25. AV
    atrioventricular
  26. AVPU
    alert, verbal, pain, unresponsive
  27. BAL
    bronchoalveolar lavage
  28. BIA
    bio-electrical impedance analysis
  29. BiPAP
    bilevel positive airway pressure
  30. BLS
    basic life support
  31. BME
    black and minority ethnic
  32. BMI
    body mass index
  33. BNF
    British National Formulary
  34. BP
    blood pressure
  35. BSE
    bovine spongiform encephalopathy
  36. CAUTI
    catheter-associated urinary tract infection
  37. CCU
    coronary care unit
  38. cfu
    colony-forming unit
  39. CHG
    chlorhexidine gluconate
  40. CJD
    Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease
  41. CLP
    continuous low pressure
  42. CMV
    cytomegalovirus
  43. CNCP
    chronic non-cancer pain
  44. CNS
    central nervous system
  45. CO
    cardiac output
  46. COAD
    chronic obstructive airways disease
  47. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  48. CPAP
    continuous positive airway pressure
  49. CPET
    cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  50. CPNB
    continuous peripheral nerve block
  51. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  52. CRP
    C-reactive protein
  53. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  54. CSP
    Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  55. CSU
    catheter specimen of urine
  56. CT
    computed tomography
  57. CTZ
    chemoreceptor trigger zone
  58. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  59. CVAD
    central venous access device
  60. CVC
    central venous catheter
  61. CVP
    central venous pressure
  62. CXR
    chest X-ray
  63. DBE
    deep breathing exercises
  64. DIC
    disseminated intravascular coagulation
  65. DKA
    diabetic ketoacidosis
  66. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  67. DMSO
    dimethylsulphoxide
  68. DNA
    did not attend
  69. DNAR
    do not attempt resuscitation
  70. DPI
    dry powder inhaler
  71. DRE
    digital rectal examination
  72. DRF
    digital removal of faeces
  73. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  74. EBN
    evidence-based nursing
  75. EBP
    evidence-based practice
  76. ECF
    extracellular fluid
  77. ECG
    electrocardiogram
  78. ECM
    extracellular matrix
  79. EDTA
    ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid
  80. ELISA
    enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
  81. EMR
    endoscopic mucosal resection
  82. ENT
    Ear, Nose and Throat
  83. ESD
    endoscopic submucosal dissection
  84. ESR
    erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  85. ETT
    endotracheal tube
  86. EU
    European Union
  87. EWS
    early warning scoring
  88. FBC
    full blood count
  89. FEES
    fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
  90. FFP
    fresh frozen plasma
  91. FRC
    functional residual capacity
  92. FVC
    forced vital capacity
  93. FWB
    fully weight bearing
  94. GCS
    Glasgow Coma Scale
  95. GFR
    glomerular filtration rate
  96. GGT
    gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase
  97. GI
    gastrointestinal
  98. GMC
    General Medical Council
  99. GM-CSF
    granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor
  100. GSL
    general sales list medicine
  101. GTN
    glyceryl trinitrate
  102. HBPM
    home blood pressure monitoring
  103. HBV
    hepatitis B virus
  104. HCA
    healthcare assistant
  105. HCAI
    healthcare-associated infection
  106. HCP
    healthcare professional
  107. HCV
    hepatitis C virus
  108. HDU
    high-dependency unit
  109. HEPA
    high-efficiency particulate air
  110. HFEA
    Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
  111. HFOT
    high-flow oxygen therapy
  112. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  113. HLA
    human leucocyte antigen
  114. HME
    heat and moisture exchanger
  115. HOCF
    • Home Oxygen Consent Form
    • The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures
  116. HOOF
    Home Oxygen Ordering Form
  117. HPA
    Health Protection Agency
  118. HPV
    human papillomavirus
  119. HR
    heart rate
  120. HSE
    Health and Safety Executive
  121. HTLV
    human T cell leukaemia/lymphoma virus
  122. IAD
    incontinence-associated dermatitis
  123. IASP
    International Association for the Study of Pain
  124. IBCT
    incorrect blood component transfused
  125. IC
    inspiratory capacity
  126. ICF
    intracellular fluid
  127. ICP
    intracranial pressure
  128. ICS
    intraoperative cell salvage
  129. ICSI
    intracytoplasmic sperm injection
  130. IM
    intramuscular
  131. INR
    international normalized ratio
  132. IO
    intraosseous
  133. IPCT
    infection prevention and control team
  134. ISC
    intermittent self-catheterization
  135. ITDD
    intrathecal drug delivery
  136. ITU
    intensive therapy unit
  137. IV
    intravenous
  138. JVP
    jugular venous pressure
  139. LA
    local anaesthetic
  140. LBC
    liquid-based cytology
  141. LCT
    long-chain triglyceride
  142. LMA
    laryngeal mask airway
  143. LMN
    lower motor neurone
  144. LOS
    lower oesophageal sphincter
  145. LPA
    Lasting Power of Attorney
  146. MAOI
    monoamine oxidase inhibitor
  147. MAP
    mean arterial pressure
  148. MAR
    medicines administration record
  149. MC&S
    Microscopy, Culture and Sensitivity
  150. MCT
    medium-chain triglyceride
  151. MDA
    Medical Devices Agency
  152. MDI
    metered dose inhaler
  153. MDT
    multidisciplinary team
  154. MESA
    microepididymal sperm aspiration
  155. MET
    medical emergency team
  156. MHRA
    Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
  157. MI
    myocardial infarction
  158. MIC
    minimum inhibitory concentration
  159. MMP
    matrix metalloprotease
  160. MPQ
    McGill Pain Questionnaire
  161. MRC
    Medical Research Council
  162. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  163. MRSA
    meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  164. MS
    multiple sclerosis
  165. MSCC
    metastatic spinal cord compression
  166. MSU
    midstream urine
  167. MUAC
    mid upper arm circumference
  168. MUST
    Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool
  169. NAT
    nucleic acid testing
  170. NBM
    nil by mouth
  171. NEWS
    National Early Warning Score
  172. NG
    nasogastric
  173. NHS
    National Health Service
  174. NHSCSP
    NHS cervical screening programme
  175. NIPEE
    non-invasive positive end-expiration
  176. NIV
    non-invasive ventilation
  177. NMC
    Nursing and Midwifery Council
  178. NMDA
    N-methyl-D-aspartate
  179. NPC
    National Prescribing Centre
  180. NPSA
    National Patient Safety Agency
  181. NPWT
    negative pressure wound therapy
  182. NRAT
    Norgine Risk Assessment Tool
  183. NRS
    numerical rating scale
  184. NSAID
    non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  185. NWB
    non-weight bearing
  186. ODP
    operating department practitioner
  187. OGD
    oesophagogastroduodenoscopy
  188. OSCE
    objective structured clinical examination
  189. OT
    occupational therapist
  190. OTC
    over the counter
  191. P
    pharmacy-only medicine
  192. PACU
    post-anaesthetic care unit
  193. PAD
    pre-operative autologous donation
  194. PART
    patient-at-risk team
  195. PCA
    patient-controlled analgesia
  196. PCEA
    patient-controlled epidural analgesia
  197. PDPH
    post-dural puncture headache
  198. PE
    pulmonary embolus
  199. PEA
    pulseless electrical activity
  200. PEEP
    positive end-expiratory pressure
  201. PEF
    peak expiratory flow
  202. PEG
    percutaneous endoscopically placed gastrostomy
  203. PEP
    post-exposure prophylaxis
  204. PESA
    percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration
  205. PGD
    Patient Group Direction
  206. PHCT
    primary healthcare team
  207. PHN
    post-herpetic neuralgia
  208. PICC
    peripherally inserted central cannula
  209. PN
    parenteral nutrition
  210. PNS
    peripheral nervous system
  211. POA
    pre-operative assessment
  212. POCT
    point-of-care testing
  213. POM
    prescription-only medicine
  214. PONV
    post-operative nausea and vomiting
  215. PPE
    personal protective equipment
  216. PRBC
    packed red blood cell
  217. PrP
    prion protein
  218. PSCC
    primary/benign spinal cord compression
  219. PT
    physiotherapist
  220. PTFE
    polytetrafluoroethylene
  221. PUO
    pyrexia of unknown origin
  222. PVC
    polyvinyl chloride
  223. PWB
    partially weight bearing
  224. PWO
    partial withdrawal occlusion
  225. RA
    right atrium
  226. RAS
    reticular activating system
  227. RBC
    red blood cell
  228. RCN
    Royal College of Nursing
  229. RCT
    randomized controlled trial
  230. RFID
    radiofrequency identification tag
  231. RIG
    radiologically inserted gastrostomy
  232. RNI
    reference nutrient intake
  233. RSV
    respiratory syncytial virus
  234. SA
    sinoatrial
  235. SaBTO
    Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs
  236. SAP
    Single Assessment Process
  237. SARS
    severe acute respiratory syndrome
  238. SBAR
    Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation
  239. SC
    subcutaneous
  240. SCC
    spinal cord compression
  241. SCI
    spinal cord injury
  242. SGA
    subjective global assessment
  243. SHOT
    Serious Hazards of Transfusion
  244. SIMV
    synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation
  245. SIRS
    systemic inflammatory response syndrome
  246. SIU
    spinal injuries unit
  247. SL
    semi-lunar
  248. SLT
    speech and language therapist
  249. SMBG
    self-monitoring of blood glucose
  250. SNRI
    serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor
  251. SOP
    Standard Operating Procedure
  252. SPa
    suprapubic aspirate
  253. SSRI
    • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
    • List of abbreviations
  254. SV
    stroke volume
  255. SVC
    superior vena cava
  256. swg
    standard wire gauge
  257. TACO
    transfusion-associated cardiac overload
  258. TA-GVHD
    transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease
  259. TB
    tuberculosis
  260. TCA
    tricyclic antidepressant
  261. TED
    thromboembolic deterrent
  262. TENS
    transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  263. TESE
    testicular sperm extraction
  264. TIVA
    total intravenous anaesthesia
  265. TPI
    Treponema pallidum immobilization
  266. TRALI
    transfusion-related acute lung injury
  267. TSE
    transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
  268. TSS
    toxic shock syndrome
  269. TTO
    to take out
  270. TURBT
    transurethral resection of bladder tumour
  271. TURP
    transurethral resection of prostate
  272. UMN
    upper motor neurone
  273. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  274. VAD
    vascular access device
  275. VAP
    ventilator-associated pneumonia
  276. VAT
    Venous Assessment Tool
  277. VBG
    venous blood gas
  278. vCJD
    variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease
  279. VDRL
    Venereal Disease Research Laboratory
  280. VEGF
    vascular endothelial growth factor
  281. VF
    ventricular fibrillation
  282. VPF
    vascular permeability factor
  283. V/Q
    ventilation/perfusion
  284. VT
    ventricular tachycardia
  285. VTE
    venous thromboembolism
  286. WBC
    white blood cell
  287. WBIT
    wrong blood in tube
  288. WHO
    World Health Organization
  289. WOB
    work of breathing
  290. WR
    Wassermann reaction
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