188 Healthcare Related Abbreviations, Acronyms, And Full Forms

Health is important for physical, social, and mental benefits. You need to collect health-related information to make yourself healthy. Here is the list of healthcare related abbreviations, acronyms, and full forms for you.

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Healthcare Abbreviations, Acronyms, And Full Forms

1. A&E: Accident and Emergency

2. AA: Alcoholics Anonymous

3. AAA: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

4. ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

5. ACT: Assertive Community Treatment

6. ADC: Average Daily Census

7. ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

8. ADH: Antidiuretic Hormone

9. ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

10. ADL: Activities of Daily Living

11. ADR: Adverse Drug Reaction

12. AE: Adverse Event

13. AF: Atrial Fibrillation

14. AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

15. ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

16. AMA: American Medical Association

17. AMA: Against Medical Advice

18. ANOVA: Analysis of Variance

19. AOD: Alcohol and Other Drugs

20. APA: American Psychiatric Association/American Psychological Association

21. APRN: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

22. APS: Adult Protective Services

23. ARDS: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

24. ART: Antiretroviral Therapy

25. ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologists

26. ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder

27. ASM: Anti-Seizure Medication

28. AUC: Area Under the Curve

29. BLS: Basic Life Support

30. BM: Bowel Movement

31. BMI: Body Mass Index

32. BP: Blood Pressure

33. BPD: Borderline Personality Disorder

34. BSA: Body Surface Area

35. CABG: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

36. CAD: Coronary Artery Disease

37. CARF: Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

38. CBC: Complete Blood Count

39. CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

40. CC: Chief Complaint

41. CDC: Centers for Disease Control

42. CF: Cystic Fibrosis

43. CHD: Coronary Heart Disease

44. CHF: Congestive Heart Failure

45. CI: Confidence Interval

46. CKD: Chronic Kidney Disease

47. CLL: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

48. CMHC: Community Mental Health Center

49. CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

50. CMV: Cytomegalovirus

51. CNS: Central Nervous System

52. COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

53. COVID-19: Coronavirus Disease 2019

54. CPA: Collagen Proportionate Area

55. CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

56. CPR: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

57. CQI: Continuous Quality Improvement

58. CRF: Case Report Form

59. CRNA: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

60. CRP: C-Reactive Protein

61. CSAT: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

62. CSF: Cerebrospinal Fluid

63. CSP: Cesarean Scar Pregnancy

64. CT: Computed Tomography

65. CVA: Cerebrovascular Accident

66. DIC: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

67. DM: Diabetes Mellitus

68. DNA: Deoxyribonucleic Acid

69. DNP: Doctor of Nursing Practice

70. DNR: Do Not Resuscitate

71. DSM: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

72. DVT: Deep Vein Thrombosis

73. EBV: Epstein-Barr Virus

74. ECG: Electrocardiogram

75. ECT: Electroconvulsive Therapy

76. ED: Emergency Department

77. EEG: Electroencephalogram

78. EHR: Electronic Health Record

79. ELISA: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

80. EMA: European Medicines Agency

81. EMR: Electronic Medical Record

82. ER: Emergency Room

83. ERCP: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

84. ESR: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

85. FDA: Food and Drug Administration

86. FQHC: Federally Qualified Health Center

87. FTE: Full-Time Equivalent

88. FY: Fiscal Year

89. GCS: Glasgow Coma Scale

90. GI: Gastrointestinal

91. GP: General Practitioner

92. HCPCS: Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System

93. HF: Heart Failure

94. HHS: Health and Human Services

95. HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

96. HMO: Health Maintenance Organization

97. HR: Hazard Ratio/Heart Rate

98. HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration

99. HSV: Herpes Simplex Virus

100. HTA: Health Technology Assessment

101. HTN: Hypertension

102. IBD: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

103. ICD: International Classification of Diseases

104. ICER: Incremental Cost-Effectiveness Ratio

105. ICF: Intermediate Care Facility

106. ICU: Intensive Care Unit

107. IL: Interleukin

108. IM: Intramuscular

109. IQR: Interquartile Range

110. IRB: Institutional Review Board

111. IT: Information Technology

112. IV: Intravenous

113. JCAHO: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

114. LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

115. LFT: Liver Function Test

116. LH: Luteinizing Hormone

117. LP: Lumbar Puncture

118. LPN: Licensed Practical Nurse

119. MCO: Managed Care Organization

120. MH: Mental Health

121. MI: Myocardial Infarction

122. MO: Medical Officer

123. MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

124. MS: Multiple Sclerosis

125. MTX: Methotrexate

126. NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

127. NHS: National Health Service

128. NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

129. NIH: National Institutes of Health

130. NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health

131. NP: Nurse Practitioner

132. NPI: National Provider Identifier

133. OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

134. OR: Operating Room/Odds Ratio

135. OS: Overall Survival

136. OSA: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

137. OT: Occupational Therapy

138. PA: Physician Assistant

139. PCP: Primary Care Physician/Primary Care Provider

140. PCR: Polymerase Chain Reaction

141. PE: Pulmonary Embolism

142. PET: Positron Emission Tomography

143. PHN: Public Health Nurse

144. PID: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

145. PPD: Purified Protein Derivative

146. PPE: Personal Protective Equipment

147. PT: Physical Therapy

148. PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

149. PVD: Peripheral Vascular Disease

150. QA: Quality Assurance

151. RA: Rheumatoid Arthritis

152. RBC: Red Blood Cell

153. RCT: Randomized Controlled Trial

154. RN: Registered Nurse

155. ROS: Reactive Oxygen Species

156. RR: Relative Risk

157. RT: Reaction Time

158. RUQ: Right Upper Quadrant

159. SAE: Serious Adverse Event

160. SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

161. SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

162. SARS-CoV-2: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

163. SD: Standard Deviation

164. SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals

165. SE: Standard Error

166. SLE: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

167. SMI: Serious Mental Illness

168. SNF: Skilled Nursing Facility

169. SSA: Social Security Administration

170. SSI: Supplemental Security Income

171. SSRI: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

172. STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease

173. SW: Social Worker

174. TB: Tuberculosis

175. TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury

176. TNF: Tumor Necrosis Factor

177. TST: Tuberculin Skin Test

178. TTP: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

179. ULN: Upper Limit of Normal

180. URTI: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

181. US: Ultrasound

182. UTI: Urinary Tract Infection

183. VA: Veterans Affairs

184. VAS: Visual Analogue Scale

185. WBC: White Blood Cell

186. WHO: World Health Organization

187. WNL: Within Normal Limits

188. WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan

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