Commonly Used Abbreviations, Acronyms And Symbols: Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service Pro0878v3-attach1 6Feb2013 1 of 14QHEPS ID: inf0466ep Abbreviation, Acronym, Symbol Explanation A. & E. Accident & Emergency a/a As Above AAA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ab’s / AB’s Antibiotics ABD / Abd Abduction Abdo Abdomen ABG Arterial Blood Gases Abort Abortion ACAT Aged Care Assessment Team ACEI Angiotensin – converting enzyme inhibitor ACL Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACS Acute Coronary Syndrome ACT Acute Care Team ADD Attention Deficit Disorder ADD; add Adduction ADL Activities of Daily Living ADM / Adm Admission ADR Adverse Drug Reaction AF Atrial Fibrillation AHF Acute Heart Failure AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIN Assistant in Nursing AKA Above Knee Amputation ALS Advanced Life Support AMI Acute Myocardial Infarct ANC Antenatal Clinic AOL Augmentation of Labour APH Antepartum Haemorrhage APH Anterior Pituitary Hormone appt Appointment APPT Activated partial thromboplastin time ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress syndrome ARF Acute Renal Failure AROM Artificial rupture of membranes ASAP As soon as possible ATOD Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs ATOR At time of report ATSP Asked to see patient ATW Admitted to ward AWOL Absent without leave AWS Alcohol Withdrawal Scale; Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Ax Assessment AXR Abdominal xray B Cult; Bl Cult Blood Cultures b/o Baby Of Ba E; Ba En Barium Enema
Abbreviations, Acronyms and Symbols commonly used in the GCHHS inf0466ep 2 of 14QHEPS ID: INF0466ep Abbreviation, Acronym, Symbol Explanation BAL Blood Alcohol Level Broncho-Alveolar Lavage Bronchoscopy and Lavage BBB Bundle Branch Block BBV Blood Borne Virus (Local GCHS Abbreviation) BCC Basal Cell Carcinoma BCG Bacille Calmette Gurin (tuberculosis vaccine) BE +/- Base Excess BF; B/F Breast Feeding BG or b/g Background BGA Blood Gas Analysis BGL Blood Glucose Level BIBA Brought in by Ambulance BIBA Brought in by ambulance BiBAP Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure Bil / Bilat Bilateral BKA Below Knee Amputation BLS Basic Life Support BMI Body Mass Index BMR Basal metabolic rate BNO Bowels Not Open BO Bowels Open BP Blood Pressure BPAD Bipolar affective disorder BPD Borderline Personality Disorder BSO Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy Bx Biopsy C&C Collar and Cuff C/O Complaining of c/w Compared with Consistent with Ca insitu Carcinoma insitu CAG Coronary Artery Graft CALD Chronic Alcoholic Liver Disease Culturally and linguistically diverse CAP Community Acquired Pneumonia CAPD Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis CBD Common Bile Duct CBT Cognitive behaviour therapy CCF Congestive Cardiac Failure CDT Child diphtheria / tetanus (vaccine) Combined diphtheria and tetanus (vaccine) CE; CE’s Cardiac Enzymes CE’s Cardiac Enzymes CEA Carotid Endarterectomy CF Cardiac Failure Cystic Fibrosis CHF Chronic Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis Chol Cholesterol CIN 1, 2, 3 Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia CJD Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
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